French Association of Classical
Dance Masters' (AFMDC)
Professional Classical Ballet Diploma
With teaching experience over 20 years, Antony has started ballet training in early 1970 in Singapore under Madam Tan Wan Lee, Madam Alice Lee and Madam Sylvia MacCully. Subsequently, He was granted entrance into the Singapore Ballet Academy. His strong passion brought him to France in 1978, where he was taught by Nelly Kolitcheff (ex-Soloist from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, ex-Premiere Ballerina of Bolshoi Ballet, Kiev), Madam Nina Vyroubova (ex-Premiere ballerina of L’Opera De Paris, original Russian) and Madam Jacqueline Rayet (ex-Premiere Ballerina of L’Opera De Paris)
Antony’s big break came in 1980 when he was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for French government to pursue a Teacher Training course in ballet at the Academie Internationale De La Danse, Paris. Since obtaining the teaching and Choreography Diploma, he has been conducting ballet classes for various universities in Paris and travelling performances with professional dance companies. By this time, he has also obtained the French Association of Classical Dance Masters’ (AFMDC) Professional Classical Ballet Diploma. In 1986, Antony trained at the Conservatoire National Superieur De Musique Et De Danse, Paris; under renown Ballet Master Mr Attilio Labis.
In 1989, Antony was awarded another scholarship by the French Government. This second trip to France gave him the opportunity to work with Le Ballet De L’Opera De Lyon, under the direction of Mr Yorgos Loukos. Antony was a part-time ballet instructor in People’s Association Dance Troup and the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) while he was a full time dance lecturer in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.