Nadiene Gibney- Cecchetti Licentiate CSC, BATD Member Highland and Scottish National, SOBHD adjudicator, ACTRA Member
Nadiene Gibney began her ballet training at the age of 3, with Gladys Forrester in Toronto, Ontario. By age 9, she was accepted to the full time program at Canada’s National Ballet School.
After four years of training there, with excellent teachers including Glenn Gilmour, Carina Bomers, Rosalie Brake, Laurel Toto, Deb Hess, Deb Bowes and Carole Chadwick, Nadiene wanted to explore other forms of dance so she attended Etobicoke School of the Arts, studying both modern and ballet, as well as jazz. There, she was the recipient of prestigious dance awards for excellence.
Nadiene then attended the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School and graduated with Honours and her Cecchetti Associate.
Nadiene has been teaching ballet for 19 years and now holds her Cecchetti Licentiate. During this time, she has taught at several excellent studios throughout Ontario and has been the Director of Ballet at three schools, including the Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance, where she taught for 12 years, directing the Special Ballet Training program. Nadiene is a guest teacher at Canada’s National Ballet School and Etobicoke School of the Arts and has taught workshops and summer school programs throughout North America, including the American Academy of Ballet in New York City.
Nadiene is also a Champion highland dancer and has her own Highland Dance School. She has trained Ontario and Canadian Champions, as well as World Championship Finalists. Nadiene is on the World wide Judges panel for the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing and travels throughout North America and Scotland to adjudicate.