Founding Artistic Director
Stephen is the founding Artistic Director of English Ballet Theater Cambodia. A British born professional dancer, choreographer and teacher, he completed his formal dance training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London and later received his teaching qualifications from the Royal Academy of Dance.
Stephen worked internationally teaching and choreographing both classical and contemporary dance before moving to Cambodia in 2011. In his capacity as Artistic Director he strives to guide his students to become versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve in a fast changing society.
Stephen believes that dance participation can be an empowering experience and one that should be available to all.
Melissa is a lifelong lover, supporter and promoter of the arts.
She is passionate about seeing individuals grow and thrive in their environments and then organically influence their culture and society.
At EBTC, her goal is to support the dancers as they apply lessons learned in the studio to other areas of their lives and to build relationships that honor their own dignity as well as the dignity of others.
Melissa joined EBTC in January 2014 and is currently pursuing education in Arts Management.
Rachel is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She completed formal dance training at The Hammond School of Dance in the UK and Stage 7 School of Dance in California. She has been involved in community dance projects for the past 20 years in the UK and internationally.
Rachel is passionate about enabling others to discover their own creativity and express their thoughts, beliefs, emotions and ideas through the language of dance.
She moved to Cambodia in 2014 with her husband and two daughters and started working with English Ballet Theater Cambodia in January 2015.
Ruthie was born and raised south of Sydney Australia. At 15 she was accepted and joined Alegria Full time ballet school in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo under Hilary Kaplan and Archibald Mackenzie.
In 2014 she was accepted into Joffrey Ballet school in New York City and spent 6 months training there with guest teachers from
around the world and also learning new styles she had not had the opportunity to study in Australia. Ruthie received a position in Manchester England at the Northern Ballet School also in 2014, which she turned down so that she could move to Cambodia.
She has been here since.
Edizza, our office manager, joined EBTC in the spring of
2015. She has been a great addition to our team as she keeps things in order and is the face the children see when they arrive.
Edizza comes to us with extensive HR and office administration experience and has been a great addition to our team. Her first introduction to dance was ballet classes as a child. That inspired in her a lifelong love of dance in all its forms.