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What an amazing performance. The costumes and set decorations were fantastic and the snow was just magical. Well done all. Rider and Kristy you are absolutely wonderful. I am so glad that we found your studio.

What an amazing performance tonight. Congratulations to everyone and thank you. l have never been so mesmerised and completely transported to another world in my life. Brilliant!

Dear Kristy and Rider,
We'd just like to say Congratulations and Thank You. What an amazing show last night! Loved every moment. SO grateful that Sunny is able to attend your wonderful studio. Thanks to you and your staff and all of those involved in the production. Enjoy your break, see you next year.
Melissa, Steve and Sunny

What an amazing performance tonight. Congratulations to everyone and thank you. l have never been so mesmerised and completely transported to another world in my life. Brilliant!

Congratulations to all of you, it was a wonderful production. The growth in the studio in four years is something you should be very proud of

Simply brilliant. They all danced beautifully and it was an amazing production. I had many comments from people in the audience saying they couldn't believe it was a kids concert - the level of talent and professionalism was so high. Well done to you both and thank you for the hundreds and hundreds of hours you put into bringing us such a great show!!

What an amazing production. Congratulations Kristy & Rider on a spectacular evening and congrats to all the super talented NBT students. You were all stunning.

Absolutely blown away! Amazing production you have every right to be proud

Congratulations Kristy and Rider D. Vierling. Sensational performance. Simply amazing ❣❣❣

What a professional production, am amazed by these kids. Nutcracker was just perfect NBT

I wish we were waiting for NBT's production of the nutcracker to start again, once was not enough to see the talented cast perform this beautiful ballet!

Thankyou Newcastle ballet theatre for allowing us the privilege of watching such a wonderful production. It was thoroughly enjoyable and you have such wonderful talented dancers within your dance family. Job well done

Wonderful, just brilliant!

These two were amazing! All the cast where brilliant from tiny tots to the advanced. Loved the concert !

Really enjoyed your performance last night Newcastle Ballet Theatre! Congratulations on a wonderful show and special congratulations to such a team of fine performers. It appears that Newcastle Ballet Theatre just keeps raising the Barre! Well done to all!

Best concert i have ever seen

We went to Newcastle Ballet Theatres end of year performance last night to see our daughter and all her friends perform the Nutcracker and this is what we have to say!
Dynamic,Exquisite ,Fantastic,
Graceful,Happiness ,Impressive,
Magnificent,Nice,Overjoyed ,
Xuberant,Yummy and Zestful.  I think that just about sums it up

As I sit here on Gosford Station I am still thinking of how to describe last night. Besides this being our first NBT concert and I have has to wait 2 years I never imagined it would be soooooooooo fantastic. I was in tears after the First Act. To everyone what an amazing experience for everyone and so much hard work. Thankyou Rider and Kristy for your belief in Maddison and for giving Taylah a part in the ballet. Also to Suzanne, Jessica for the costumes OMG and Mel for all the fantastic photos

Such a great night and a great show!
Thanks Rider and Kristy and all your team - was a super amazing show to watch. Enjoy a well deserved break!

Thanks Rider and Kristy for everything you do. Another fantastic show!

Amazing concert yet again, congratulations to everyone involved. They just keep getting better and better!
Thank you NBT students for an amazing performance night. Your teachers are incredible - your talents shone!☀️Congratulations for all of your hard work

A tremendous show!! Thank you so much! We loved Sally and Kristy's choreography. We loved the students chorey too.
We loved seeing how far our girl has come in a semester!  Thank you so much.
We were so impressed, and also very grateful. Thank you!

Fabulous as ever, gosh your kids are wonderful!!!

Congratulations on another fabulous Mid Year

Photos by Mel Young Photography  

Congratulations to everyone involved in tonight's showcase. What a wonderful display of talent. Special mention to Jasmine Bard who shows a level of maturity in her choreography and dancing far beyond her years. Your solo piece moved me to tears. You always manage to bring out the best in Lewis Formby when you dance with him. We will miss you when you leave for London.
I'm very proud of Lewis who danced with an injured ankle tonight, and displayed grace and maturity throughout every piece.
To Kristy Tancred and Rider D. Vierling along with Sally Forest Egan , Jake Burden, Olivia Pickard and all of the student choreographers, you have created beautiful pieces for the students to dance to as well as the support and nurturing that allows these dancers to grow and develop. Thank you for a fabulous and very entertaining evening

So proud to be part of the NBT community and having the privilege of doing class with so many of you. Another outstanding performance, we'll done Rider, Kristy, Olivia and Meg. You create such magic!

Another beautiful concert. Congratulations to everyone and to Mr Rider and Miss Kristy for everything you do xx   Bring on Swan Lake Act 2. My favourite ballet

I attended Newcastle Ballet Theatre's Half Yearly Showcase two nights ago and I have to say that I have never before seen a student performance as good as this one. Not being personally involved with prior rehearsals for this event I turned up to the performance unprepared for what I was about to witness and I was completely blown away! The students - junior and senior, danced with utter joy obviously so proud to be showing their parents what they have learned so far this year. The choreography was amazing and I congratulate all the teachers on their choices of music for their classical, and contemporary pieces.
The demonstration of the Vaganova style syllabus work was performed this night to music by Bach and was just glorious.
The student choreographic section showcased new items developed by students of all ages and was truly amazing. How talented these students are and how artistic, evoking tears of emotion from myself on a few occasions.
Congratulation Kristy Tancred and Rider D. Vierling. You are both brilliant teachers and you convey your love of dance and artistic professional standards in a delightfully nurturing way to every student. You both are an absolute joy to work for. Newcastle is very lucky to have you in it's midst.

What an amazing evening NBT!
Lillia, you were spectacular as always, there are simply not enough words to describe you as a performer. Lewis, always a standout (& injured, no less) and Jasmine.... Wow! You dance with such power & emotion, you captivate every one of us all with the stories you tell.
To my own young dancer, from the moment you floated onto the stage with your little dragonflies, I could not take my eyes off of you. Thank you Kristy, Rider & Jake for acknowledging Imogen's passion, and everything that you do to teach, guide, and support her on this journey. I cannot thank each of you enough xx

Last night was amazing, I was blown away by the talent from everyone on the stage. Also I loved the ballet to Bach and the enchanted garden it was such a beautiful way to present their exam work, thanks Kristy and Rider for such a wonderful concert and all the teachers for their hard work and stunning choreography

What an amazing performance last night! Thank you, students, parents, teachers and most of all the brilliant principals, Kristy and Rider. You all should be so very proud of this wonderful school. It was such a pleasure to show my friend Jan Melvin, (ex Borovansky Ballet and Australian Ballet member) just how exciting you all are. She was so very impressed by the professionalism of every single part of the performance. SO WAS I!!! Amazing everybody, congratulations Kristy and Rider - I am so proud to work at your school.

Another Amazing Show Put On by NBT
So glad to be a part of the NBT family, to be able to watch these beautiful kids grow with such great talent. Jasmine and Lewis such a strong and amazing couple as always, Lillia I have loved watching you over the last couple of years become such a beautiful dancer to watch, and jasmine you are just amazing to watch you stood out in the very first concert I was apart of with NBT and every one since, you will be missed but I am certain you will make it big, and to my little girl Britt you were simply beautiful you shine on stage

Congratulations on a wonderful show. The growth in all the students is amazing. A huge thank you to Kristy Tancred & Rider D. Vierling for everything you have done for Jasmine over the last five years. Tonight I watched her with tears rolling down my face. The dancer I saw on stage tonight is someone who I am incredibly proud of, and I know I have the both of you to thank for that. She has certainly grown from the little 13 year old girl who walked through your doors five years ago, with no technique behind her but an enormous love for dance. Thank you for making her the dancer she is today

I'm writing on behalf of my family to say 'WOW', 'Congratulations' and 'Thank you'!
Wow! What a show! We loved every minute. I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps (when my kids
weren't even on stage!). Congratulations on such a fine production. I'm so impressed by your attention to detail and efforts to ensure it was as immensely enjoyable for the audience as it was for all of your students to be involved in. 

Congratulations everyone on yet another amazing performance - my sister & family came for the first time and were simply blown away by the high standards of the entire production. The costumes alone were breathtaking. So well done to everyone involved, and thank you Kristy  and Rider for everything you've done for Will. He was thrilled to receive the scholarship today, it's a great confidence booster for him (and I'm pretty pleased about it too!) Can't wait for 2018 - happy Christmas to everyone at NBT!

Congratulations to everyone! This was our first year at NBT and we couldn’t have wished for a better year, my girls are so happy and loving the studio with fantastic teachers to guide them in a kind and caring manner.  Kristy and Rider you have helped my girls love dancing again and thank you for everything you do for them 😊 We thought the concert was amazing and we haven’t stopped talking about it yet!

Congratulations Kristy and Rider, another wonderful night showcasing your extremely hard work in teaching and nurturing these wonderful kids

A wonderful performance last night everyone! Congratulations to all concerned - Miss Kristy, Mr Rider, Miss Tanya, Miss Amelia and all the production staff, plus every dancer on stage. You all danced beautifully, looked fantastic and should be very proud

 Thank you again for a wonderful show, every year you don’t think they can get better we see these kids perform to such a high standard and they are all so happy and bright on stage .  Yes it’s them, but it’s totally what you guys do during the year, the examples you set and the respect you give them.

I can’t thank you and Kristy enough for the love, support and guidance you have given my girl. You are her inspiration and her second family.

Absolutely wonderful, as I'm sure it's been said already-your performances get better every year! Thank you for creating such a fabulous experience for our kids and us as the audience

We have not stopped talking about how fabulous the production was & the kids had the time of their lives! It is such a wonderful experience for them to be surrounded by beautiful kids & so much talent. We can't thank you enough Kristy, Rider & all the faculty for your encouragement, guidance & kindness xx

It was so wonderful. We brought a friend who had never been to the ballet and she was completely blown away by how professional it was, how well behaved and coordinated all the littlies were and completely stunned by all the senior dancers. It is amazing watching each year as each dancer improves out of sight.

The Nutcracker 2017

2017  Mid Year Concert.
Featuring performances from our Student Choreography program, Emergence 2017, as well as students from the studio and Full Time Program, dancing Contemporary and Jazz pieces, was once again another fantastic night of entertainment.

I am just writing to say a huge Congratulations on your production last night – it was truly amazing. I always try to get to your concerts as I have a soft spot for your ballet school as Olivia enjoyed her time with you for the 4 years she attended & I have always appreciated how you care for your students – I cannot believe it has been 7 years since you started – the time has flown by. It was a joy to see how much your students have grown over the years and their standard of dance is outstanding.
Everything about last night’s performance was of such high quality that I think you could perform on any stage and the audience would be enthralled. Everyone loves it when the little one’s are on stage and you do it with age appropriate themes that are just gorgeous – and such cute costumes – we all just melt!
The contemporary piece was extraordinary – the concept was simple but complicated and told the story of insomnia perfectly – the interaction of the dancers was just stunning and the choreographer should be applauded for putting together such an amazing piece of dance. I loved it!
The Sleeping Beauty was magical and I thoroughly enjoyed the performances of your full time students and to see a dancer like Michael Braun was amazing.  I am so glad you have been so successful at the competition level especially with your male students – how very satisfying it must be for you all.

Congratulations on another wonderful concert! We were all amazed at what you guide the students to achieve and we are so proud of how Kate has grown in her dancing, confidence and clear enjoyment on the stage.  You guys certainly raise the bar every year!

Yet once again.  This amazing studio  With brilliant values  And activated vision.  Underpinned by kindness.  Supported by all  Loved by its students  Crafted by teachers.  Danced by its scholars.  Entrances its audiences.  Raises its barre.  Astounds all attendees.  You excel once again NBT.  Creativity, Cooperation, Collaboration.

Thank you for inspiring all of our children.  KK

The Sleeping Beauty 2018

Photos by Mel Young Photography

Dew Drop Fairy

The curtain is down on our end of year performance of The Nutcracker for 2019.  NBT is so proud of all of our beautiful students performances. Well Done everyone.  A massive thank you to all our backstage helpers.  We could not have done it without you. Below are some of the comments we received after the show!  

Exceptionally beautiful dancers  **   I enjoyed every minute of this production   **  Brilliant   

A truly magnificent and captivatingly beautiful performance. Your dancers are exquisite and I can’t wait to enrol my little girl for next year.    

I saw The Nutcracker on Friday night and was yet again so impressed with the beautiful costumes, great characters and amazing ballet - it was beautiful - Congratulations to all involved on another stunning production.

Was an amazing afternoon- well done everyone at NBT, looking forward to a another great year next year!

It was a wonderful afternoon, congratulations to everyone -  Fabulous is an understatement it was amazing  well done NBT

Great show . We loved it . well done everyone!

Well done NBT amazing 2 concerts Looking forward to next year. Merry Christmas and a Happy safe New Year!

Awesome production as usual! Looking forward to today!

Another wonderful production Kristy and Rider

A superb performance this afternoon. My congratulations to each and everyone both on and side stage. So proud to be a part of the NBT family.

I loved every moment of both shows, well done to all.

Amazing performance by all of the wonderful dancers. If as a dancer you want to live your dream let NBT take you there, the gift of love support from the faculty of NBT is amazing.   What a truly wonderful performance credit to everyone and thank you

The show was nothing short of amazing! Mel Gardner you were also incredible! Well done everyone

You’ll always be number 1 in my books amazing as usual congratulations

The show was incredible. Well done to all

Amazing show! Thank you for all of your hard work, nurturing and support to my girls

Thank you so much for all your hard work, so thankful to be a part of these special productions

I can’t thank you enough for the experience you have given me , i absolutely appreciate it

I can’t thank the teachers and my friends at NBT enough for teaching me over these past few years & bringing back my passion for dance which i thought I had lost. i know i always have a home at NBT and I will miss everyone so much

Love every minute of the Nbt family

Simply, one of the best concerts I have been to. So entertaining.  Encourage anyone to see the show today.

Quite the most beautiful thing I have ever watched!

It was such a beautiful performance, loved every minute of it. Thank you ️

It was amazing!

OMG what an amazing evening!!! Lillia & Lewis what can I say , the chemistry between you two was just beautiful and your performance was breathtaking and my tears were flowing just exquisite . Jackson our "Grinch" Bravo young man you took him on whole heartedly and knocked it out the ball park , I can see great things from you to come . All the seniors danced superbly that amazing contemporary piece Miss Sally bought me to tears ,Izzy it's hard to believe your only 14 you took on that piece and told a beautiful story keep it up girl congratulations . All the younger dancers just beautiful you have all improved again and danced beautifully and our tiny tots you are our up and coming stars you all danced so well with your amazing costumes and wild hair-do's.
Last but not least Miss Kristy and Mr Rider you've done it again !!! Another amazing concert with beautiful costumes and wonderful props and beautiful choreography and the amazing technique you teach these kids and once again with all your hard work another student has been granted their wish for the Australian ballet school . NBT in its short 5 years and many more to come has been the platform for quite a few young dancers to have achieve there goals overseas and here in Australia and this couldn't of happened with out you guys and naturally the hard work these kids put in!! You've created not just a wonderful dance studio but an amazing NBT family all the parents and kids and the dance teachers have the up most respect for each other and in all my 53 yrs I've never witnessed a dance studio with such love,respect and support keep up the amazing work .NBT your the best xxxx


W.O.W U guys ... seriously, I cannot remember how we found NBT to sign our child up with but have not regretted a minute of it! So professional, so kind, and we loooooove the Christmas concerts. We also really love how the older students take care of the younger students and help them along, because they are the ones our children look up to! Thank you for another fantastic year, we look forward to next year!  Natalie Latu

Thank you NBT for yet another amazing show! I'm not sure how - but every year you manage to out do yourselves and the quality and professionalism of the show and the calibre of the dancers just gets better and better. Thank you Kristy and Rider for giving tirelessly of your time, expertise and selves to bring out the best in our kids both on stage and behind the scenes. What we see on stage is a brief insight into the combined talent of the dancers and your teaching and expertise, and hours and hours of work that both yourselves and the kids put into the performance. Thank you for creating a community where all kids who love dance are nurtured and encouraged. What many people don't get to see is behind the scenes - where a beautiful group of students (both present and past) support, respect, encourage, help, thank, and care for each other, which all comes together to create such wonderful shows and a wonderful studio. The beautiful community you have built is a reflection of your attitudes and behaviour towards the kids and their families and it is a truly special community to be a part of! Thank you - we can't wait to see what 2017 will bring

The Nutcracker 2019

Done & Dusted Mid-Year Performance  2021

The concert was amazing! My husband and I were both impressed with the quality of the show and the talents of many students. Thank you all for the amazing experience.

Congratulations guys, the concert was amazing! So professional, and so entertaining. I loved every dance. You do such a beautiful job of teaching, choreographing, and rehearsing all of the kids from teeny tiny up to the full timers. So proud to tell people Líle dances with NBT.

Congratulations Kristy, Rider, Amelia and everyone on an amazing showcase yesterday. Everything was just stunning- from the set, to the stories, the costumes and of course the choreography  the passion up on that stage was very inspiring. It all made me very proud to be a part of NBT

Super proud of my NBT family! One of the best shows we’ve performed!  I had a lot of fun. Thank you to Rider D. Vierling, Kristy Tancred, Suzanne Tancred, Amelia Hayne, Bronte Della Bosca, Belle Leonard, Sally Forest Egan, and my parents and NBT friends for being amazing mentors and creating such a wonderful show. Can’t wait for the end of year for the next amazing performance. Well done!

Well done everyone on a terrific show! I loved being back in the house tonight, I was blown away by every single dancer on that stage! Enjoy your well earned long weekend.

Absolutely in awe of the talent displayed last night especially from the full timers!! Wow!!! Just amazing!

Thank you SO much for streaming this concert online. We enjoyed watching it from Leeds UK! It was a fantastic show and we started watching at 6.30am to see granddaughter Sophie dancing as a Ladybird then Imogen in her two dances - we were so proud of them and they loved being a part of the show! We watched the concert through to the final piece and all the dancers were amazing. This was so very special for us to be able to watch so thank you. Your hard work, vision and inspiration shone through. Congratulations!

2021 Mid-Year Performance

Thursday 16th December 2021
St Philips Christian College Theatre
Waratah NSW

Also presenting our   GALA PERFORMANCE  Friday Evening 17th December 2021  commencing 6:30pm Featuring NBT’S Senior dancers  Classical Ballet, Jazz & contemporary Dance  Highlight a wonderful evening of dance. The Grinch




St philips christian college theatre, waratah nsw

Photo by Debbra Ross Photography

Join us for a wonderful night of family fun with NBT's Junior studio dancers, featuring The Grinch!

2021 Full time Student Claire Menzies         

Photo by Mel Young Photography