Julia Barry - Dance Teacher

Company Name: Enhance Dance and Pilates


Location: Yarrawonga Park, New South Wales, Australia 


  • Attended: Level 2 Teacher Training, Sydney, 2018, Level 2 Pointe, Online, 2021, Level 2 Pointe, 2017, Level 2 Flexibility, 2017, Level 2 Core, 2017  


Dance teacher, choreographer, director and practical teaching supervisor for trainee dance teachers with over 42 years’ experience, encompassing running her own dance school and youth company and teaching on full-time vocational and university dance programmes. Graduate of The Royal Ballet School Teacher's Training Course with Diploma in Ballet Teaching, a Life Member and holds the Advanced Teaching Diploma of the Royal Academy of Dance and Associate teaching qualifications from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and Benesh Institute of Choreology . Also completed Master of Creative Industries (Dance Teaching), with High Distinction, a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Teaching and Learning) and Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork. Currently teaching freelance in Australia, working with students of all ages including tertiary level and trainee teachers. Julia is also a candidate on the Doctor of Creative Industries programme at Queensland University of Technology, researching adolescent dancer wellness. In 2019 Julia established a new boutique dance and Pilates studio, Enhance Dance and Pilates, at Lake Macquarie, offering personalised student coaching and dancer wellness workshops, teacher continuing professional development and adult ballet and Pilates classes. Julia is passionate about enhancing dance students’ learning experiences and supporting dancer well-being across all age groups, with particular interests in adolescent and older adult health and well-being.


I have attended just about all of Lisa's Workshops and have just about all her publications! I have for many years supported Lisa's work and encouraged all students, trainee teachers and teachers I work with to access and gain benefit from Lisa's wealth of knowledge and experience. I find a combination of separate conditioning and pointe preparation classes, together with integrating of principles learnt in these sessions into dance classes, works well for helping students understand and apply the key points. Thank you, Lisa, and please keep up the good work!