Lindsay Ellman-Brown


Lindsay was born and educated in Zimbabwe and started learning the art of ballet at the age of five. She moved to London in 1985 and trained at the Royal Academy of Dance, achieving a Licentiate and Diploma​ in Dance Teaching. Returning home in 1990, Lindsay performed with the National Ballet of Zimbabwe and directed her own school for over 10 years. Lindsay choreographed and produced several classical full-length ballets for the National Ballet of Zimbabwe before immigrating to Australia in 2003 where she studied a Masters in Dance Teaching through QUT, attaining both distinctions and high distinctions. This led to her being invited to become a member of the International Golden Key Society.

As well as freelance teaching at several Sydney schools, she is currently a teaching supervisor for students on the Diploma course for the Royal Academy of Dance, and has a passion for working with trainee teachers. Lindsay has also been invited to be on the faculty of many international summer workshops.

Lindsay became an Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance in 1999 and has travelled extensively examining, teaching workshops and taking examination preparation classes for both students and teachers, in Australia and overseas. She has a holistic approach when working with students, focussing on the emotional, physical and psychological health of all her students.

She currently teaches at The McDonald College in the vocational levels of Classical Ballet and provides private coaching lessons to our senior classical students.