Louise Azarian

Louise started ballet lessons at the age of three from the late Madame Kira Bousloff (founder of the West Australian Ballet Company) and later Madame Gundi Ferris. As a young ballet student Louise worked as a teacher assistant for both Kira and Gundi’s schools, and later went on to teach the junior school for Madame Gundi. Louise studied ballet and contemporary dance at WAAPA but also developed a passion for Musical theatre, which lead her to perform in numerus Musical Theatre productions in Perth such as My Fair LadyThe Wizard of OzGodspell and The Blues Brothers. She also appeared with The West Australian Opera in a production of Nabucco and Rigoletto.

Alongside performing, Louise went on to study Nursing at ECU and worked as a perioperative nurse for a few years before stopping to have a family. In 2019, after having a break from nursing and performing, Louise successfully auditioned to be part of the ensemble in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The following year she played the role of “Jellylorum” in Cats and then in 2020 she was thrilled to join the cast of We Will Rock You at Crown Theatre, playing the roles of “ACDC”, “Aretha” and the “Teacher”.

Louise’s early love of ballet and her belief that a strong ballet foundation can help with all other dance styles is what makes her so passionate about teaching. She is an experienced ballet teacher and is also a qualified Barre and Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) instructor. She has taught ballet, fitness and conditioning classes to adults and children across Perth and is currently teaching ballet at Eden Dance Institute. Louise is thrilled to be joining the team at The Dance Workshop!