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Ballet dances to Best of Business Award

Felicity Ryan Ballet, based on the Eastern Shore, has claimed the Building Communities Award at the Tasmanian Telstra Best of Business Awards.

The studio was praised for its ability to build resilience and inclusivity by opening its doors to everyone who wants to try something new or rediscover their passion.

“I started the school in 2012 with a very clear vision – I wanted to break down the often intimidating and exclusive archetype of traditional ballet studios,” owner Felicity Ryan said.

“We are all about inclusion. It doesn’t matter your age, ability, body type, ethnicity or socio-economic background, everyone is welcome.

“We have a wide range of classes including one of the most comprehensive adult ballet programs in Australia.

“One of our relatively new programs caters to students with additional needs and currently includes people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ADHD and cerebral palsy.”

Ms Ryan said she was eternally grateful to the continued support from the local community.

“We’ve been knocked around a lot through forced moves, COVID and flooding but we have always managed to get back on our feet,” she said.

“It’s a testament to the support of the Eastern Shore community that we have been able to push through all the hardship and set some really exciting goals for our future.”

Felicity Ryan Ballet staff will travel to Sydney in early 2024 to represent Tasmania at the national Telstra Best of Business Awards.

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