Gwen was a principal dancer with the P.A.C.T. National Ballet Company of South Africa. She performed the lead roles in “Romeo & Juliet”, “Swan Lake”, “Coppelia”, “La Fille Mal Gardee” “Giselle”, and “Rosalinda” to name a few. She toured with the company to Spain where they danced at the International Dance Festival.
Gwen is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance and served on their executive panel in Johannesburg. She has also trained in the Cecchetti and Spanish method of dance and instructed by some of the finest teachers in South Africa.
Gwen taught Ballet, Spanish and National dancing at her own private studio and also was a substitute teacher for numerous R.A.D. examiners while they fulfilled their obligations overseas. She has served as an adjudicator at dance festivals and competitions and has choreographed for various productions.
Gwen has been involved in the teaching profession for 30 plus years and her students have achieved exceptional results for both the R.A.D. Grade and Vocational exams during her entire career.
She has been able to pass on her vast knowledge of dance and share her passion and joy for the art of Ballet. Her reward is seeing ballet enjoyed by her students and being a mentor to the next generation of dancers.