Cheryne Busch, PRINCIPAL Instructor of Upper School
Cheryne Busch received her extensive training in South Africa in both the Royal Academy and Cechetti methods of ballet. She also studied Character Dance, Classical Greek Dance, and Spanish Dance. As a Performing Arts graduate, she was the recipient of the Dancers Guild Scholarship to further enhance her choreographic and performing career.
Ms. Busch was awarded International Certification from the Royal Academy of Dance in London. She choreographed a number of works for the Concours de Ballet in South Africa, many of which were included in their repertoire and are still performed today. She is also an accredited Dance Examiner on the Board of the National Society of Dance Teachers in South Africa.
Ms. Busch owned and operated two dance schools in South Africa for twenty years before immigrating with her family to the United States and joining Houston Ballet in 1998 where she taught in the preschool, main school and education outreach program. While on faculty at Houston Ballet, she was also a dance consultant for the River School of Performing and Visual Arts, and the Jewish Community Dance Center.
Ms. Busch coached the Maccabi dance group to gold medal status in Atlanta, Baltimore and Houston. She was the head of a dance program at an HISD school from 2002-2007.
Ms. Busch has taught master classes both locally and abroad for numerous Summer Intensive courses. She received her Floor Barre Certification in New York in 2006 and teaches this technique in the Academy. She created three Character dance pieces for Houston Ballet's summer intensive performances, and also created a piece for the Houston Ballet bi annual Studio Series performance.
Ms Busch was a judge at the week-long Japanese Grand Prix competition in Tokyo, Japan in 2011. Ms. Busch is a Principal Instructor of Ballet and Character dance in the Houston Ballet Academy.