Luanne Hyson

Artistic director, choreographer and dancer

Luanne was born in Melbourne and at an early age left Australia to train professionally in the United States at the San Francisco Ballet School. Luanne was then awarded a full scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet in New York where she was trained by the renowned masters of the Balanchine School such as Suki Schorer and Stanley Williams. After migrating to Europe, Luanne pursued further studies at the Nationale Balletacademie in Amsterdam. Her professional dancing career includes numerous international performances with the San Francisco Ballet, Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam, the Nederlandse Opera & Reisopera in Netherlands, La Scala Ballet Theatre in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Florence Dance Company in Italy. Luanne has a Post Graduate degree in Classical Ballet Teaching from the Victorian College of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Since her return in Australia she has been engaged as a Classical Ballet Teacher for students of all ages at several schools, is the founder and director of Melbourne Studio of Ballet and performed in many roles with a number of Melbourne based dance companies and on other artistic productions including films, musicals and international broadcasting events.

Luanne recognised the need of a professional classical and contemporary artists company that presents original choreographies and programmes and founded Dancebourne Arts in February 2015. Since founding Dancebourne Arts, Luanne has developed six original programmes, POINTE, LINE & SURFACE 2015, BALANCE 2016, GODAI 2017, VIVA 2018, FIVE ELEMENTS 2020-21 and their 7th Anniversary celebration performance GALA DIVERTISSEMENT in June 2022. In 2018 Luanne toured the company to perform in the Florence Dance Festival (Italy). Luanne premiered a re-work of POINTE, LINE & SURFACE - a history of ballet in August 2019 which later successfully toured to Wonthaggi - regional Victoria in 2021. The recent FIVE ELEMENTS programme which premiered in Februrary 2022, was also recently toured to Drysdale - regional Victoria in July 2022. She is now working on the upcoming DIE PUPPENFEE Ballet/TRIPLE BILL programme to be premiered in November 2022.