Johanna Hilchie graduated with distinction from the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School. She holds teaching qualifications from the Royal Academy of Dance, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, and the Society of Russian Ballet. Upon graduation she joined NBS where she taught ballet for 8 years, alongside being on faculty at Randolph Academy of Performing Arts in their College Division. Ms. Hilchie is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and the winner of the CDTA National Ballet Competition, 1999.
In 2010, Ms. Hilchie had the opportunity to assist Irene Dowd (neuromuscular facilitator and teacher at Juilliard) in teaching her conditioning program to students at the National Ballet School. Johanna has been involved with The National Ballet of Canada’s You Dance Program from 2007- 2015 teaching movement workshops throughout Toronto and Northern Ontario and recently created an initiative where she taught movement and dance workshops to children living in impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic.
Ms. Hilchie has trained students successfully for exams through the Royal Academy of Dance up to and including the prestigious Solo Seal Award, 2015 Winner of the Phyllis Bedells Bursary in London and finalists at the Youth America Grand Prix. Johanna has been a guest teacher and choreographer at ballet schools in the United States, Japan, Bermuda and Canada.
Johanna regularly attends workshops to expand her teaching knowledge including courses through the Royal Academy of Dance, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and has successfully completed the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s Teacher Certification Program.