The business of the Society is managed by the Council of Management comprising five elected members, headed by the National Chairman, all of whom, according to the Articles of the Association, hold Fellowship status in the Cecchetti Society.


National Chairman: Gail Myburgh
Vice Chair: Yvonne Barker Council Members: Elesia Ceronio, Jennifer Louw, Jose Pretorius
National Secretary: Eileen Phillips

The Cecchetti Head Office is situated at 201 Hilwin, 8th street, Linden, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa and the National Secretary, Eileen Phillips, fulfils administrative duties.


Registered Cecchetti teachers are located in all provinces with centres and regional branches in:

  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Johannesburg
  • Pretoria
  • East Rand
  • Eastern Cape
  • Free State
  • North West Province
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe

    Regional centres and branches function by way of an elected committee consisting of a Regional Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary/Treasurer whose contact references are available from Head Office.

    The Cecchetti Society of Southern Africa is a Founding Corporate member of Cecchetti International Classical Ballet and is committed to improving the professional profile of the Cecchetti Society and the Cecchetti method of training.

    Cecchetti Society teachers have produced several fine dancers, many of whom have performed internationally, notably with the Royal Ballet, London. Its teachers travel the world propagating the Maestro's work.

    Generations of teachers, dancers and choreographers such as Audrey Grose, Pearl Adler, Agnes Bergen, Nancy Hooper, Maud Lloyd, Dulcie Howes, Dorothea McNair, Eileen Keegan, Madge Mann, Faith de Villiers, David Poole, John Cranko, Pamela Chrimes, Mary-Jane Duckworth, Richard Glasstone, Johaar Mosarval, Cecily Robinson, Dudley Tomlinson, Nadia Nerina, Monica Mason, Veronica Paeper, Frank Staff, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Denise Schultze, Lynne Fouché, Diane van Schoor and many others have created a high professional profile richly contributing to the history of British ballet and the development of classical ballet world-wide and particularly in Southern Africa.

    Teachers registered with the Cecchetti Society have undergone rigorous training and have been examined by highly qualified registered examiners. These qualifications are recognised and accepted internationally and practising Cecchetti teachers are to be found in even the most remote parts of the world.

    To find out the name of the branch secretary in your area please contact the Cecchetti Society for more information:
    Tel/Fax: (27) 011 782 0677