New direction for ballet dancer Nathan Scicluna
Nathan, ready for business and dancing with Qld Ballet (image by Ken Sparrow)
Former Queensland Ballet soloist Nathan Scicluna found a new direction after he left the company earlier this year. He has completed a course at Australian Institute of Fitness – Brisbane, graduated at the top of his class and was awarded the sought after Energizer certificate.
Since then, in between dancing and teaching, he has established himself in his own business – Circuit Crew – where he is using his dance knowledge to help people in the fitness industry with Circuit Classes and one-on-one and duo personal training.
Having seen him work on stage many times, and watched the way he recovered so quickly from injury, I would reckon he knows a bit about fitness. He is still dancing as a freelance artist, which is good to know, we don’t want to
lose someone of Nathan’s ability to the art.
After his stint at AIF he says: “If I only had the knowledge I have now all those years ago it would have been extremely helpful in my career. So I am now passing that knowledge on to dancers and people who just want to get their body into shape.”
Nathan was born in Sydney where he studied at various schools in before accepting a place at the Australian Ballet School in 2002. He graduated in 2004 with an Advanced Diploma of Dance and took up his first professional contract with Queensland Ballet in 2005.
He was promoted to Soloist in October, 2007.
During ten years with Queensland Ballet he has danced many principal roles, including the Prince in Francois Klaus’s The Little Mermaid; Blue Bird pas de deux in François Klaus’s The Sleeping Beauty; Arabian pas de deux in Francois Klaus’s The Nutcracker; Don José in Francois Klaus’s Carmen; Romeo and Tybalt in Francois Klaus’s Romeo & Juliet; Theseus and Oberon in Francois Klaus’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has also danced lead roles in Natalie Weir’s Orpheus (title role), Wuthering Heights (Heathcliffe), Petrushka (The Moor) and Ma Congs Ershter Vals (Lead Male).
Nathan runs classes at two locations – indoor at the Thomas Dixon Centre, 39 Drake Street West End 4101, the home of the Queensland Ballet and outdoor at Orleigh Park, West End section of Montague Road.