ABOUT THE STUDIO
Cape Ballet Studio is a friendly studio with a passion for ballet! We aim at sharing the love of dance in a fun & safe environment. It is open to beginners, the experienced, the advanced, for all ages, all genders, all races & all sizes! Classes offered from the age of 3 years up to 100 years! Cecchetti method ballet taught with exams & showcases done.
The owner & teacher of Cape Ballet Studio, Talisha Pienaar, is an ex-professional ballet dancer who danced professionally for 2 years and has completed all her major Cecchetti exams up to Advanced 2 with distinction. She also won the trophy for the highest mark for her Cecchetti Teachers exam in the Western Cape, placing her as one of the best upcoming teachers.
The Pinelands based studio is big & spacious with wooden floors & big windows for air flow throughout classes. Parents who drop off their kids like to sit outside under the trees on picnic blankets & wait for their kiddies to finish class.
Time to point your toes & jump over to Cape Ballet Studio!
Talisha Pienaar’s great love for the art of ballet started at the age of three and achieved distinction for every major ballet exam she has pursued.
She was accepted into the Cape Town City Ballet company where she danced professionally for two years.
Thereafter, Talisha pursued teaching and qualified with her Cecchetti Associate Degree under the mentorship of esteemed teacher and qualified National examiner, Barbara Lewis. Moreover, she also won the Cecchetti Associate Trophy for the highest honors achieved in her Teachers Exam in the Western Cape, which places her as one of the top upcoming classical ballet teachers.
My daughter was 4 years old when she started ballet with Talisha last year. She absolutely loves her classes, which are fun, full of energy and interesting, while also learning the discipline and love of dance. I've been impressed with how well Talisha maintains discipline while allowing the children to be little and have fun. During Lockdown, Talisha went above and beyond to find creative ways to still offer classes to kids. We highly recommend Talisha Pienaar and Cape Ballet Studio!!
Talisha is an amazing teacher and every class with her is an absolute joy! Her attention to detail, constant motivation, and unwavering patience have helped me learn and progress in ballet quickly and consistently. Almost more important to me, however, is that the classes are always extremely enjoyable, in large part due to Talisha's positive attitude and friendly manner. I am very happy with my classes with Talisha!
It’s amazing how much my daughter has progressed since starting with Talisha. Definitely the place to be if you are looking to nurture your child's talent. Talisha is delightful and my daughter looks forward to every lesson.
Cape Ballet Studio has been the most magical introduction to ballet for my daughter Katie. Talisha provides a warm, caring environment for her dancers while maintaining a high standard of teaching. Although she values imaginative experiences for the girls/boys, she always makes sure the correct technique is taught right from the start. Which is exactly what I wanted for Katie. Katie's little world has been enriched greatly by her ballet lessons with Talisha and her friends. I would highly recommend Talisha!