Vivienne Lim, RAD RTS (England), Cert of HE (England), MBA
Miss Vivienne is a fully Royal Academy of Dance trained dancer since age 3. She received her classical ballet training in Malaysia, New York City, Los Angeles and London, UK. Growing up in New York City, Miss Vivienne has been personally trained by Ballet Masters Miss Christine Neubert & Miss Valery Taylor. Her extensive resume includes being a dancer for more than 34 years, including a professional career at the Carnegie Ballet & American Ballet Theater.
Her teaching experience spans 22 years. Upon graduating from University of Surrey in Surrey, UK, she went back to Los Angeles, CA and took on the position as the Young Children’s Program Director at Dance Studio No. 1 in Santa Monica. There, she successfully entered more than 120 students for the R.A.D. examinations annually, and trained more than 100 students for the American Academy of Ballet (New York) Performance Awards. Her students have been successfully accepted to numerous renowned dance company including Bolshoi Ballet, Lines Ballet, American Ballet Theater and San Francisco Ballet.
Miss Vivienne has had a long-standing vision for an RAD certified ballet school specializing in classical ballet training for the children of Hawaii. After 10 years of teaching in Los Angeles, CA she moved back to Hawaii to make her vision a reality. Royal Academy of Ballet opened its doors on July 6th, 2010 at the Na Lama Kukui Center. Miss Vivienne is also proud to be part of the New York University and Hawaii Pacific University Alumni Network.
Guest Master Teacher
Gillian Davis, ARAD (England), RAD RTS (England), RAD Dual Examiner (England), Board member Dance Masters of Florida
GILLIAN DAVIS was trained and danced professionally at the Royal Ballet, London and also with the Rhodesian National Ballet. She has directed and owned dance studios in Rhodesia, South Africa and the USA, and has taught at a renowned vocational school in England. She has been an examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance for 34 years, being the only Graded and Vocational Examiner in the USA as well as being an R.A.D. Tutor. She has entered students for RAD examinations every year for 53 years. Gillian has recently been made a Life Member of the Royal Academy of Dance. Until opening her studio in Florida in 1995 Gillian was Director of Ballet Mississippi School and Youth Company as well as Assistant Ballet Mistress for their professional company. Following that she taught at June Taylor's school of Dance and for the North West Dance Theater in Portland, Oregon where she was also the Chairperson of the North Western Regional Panel of the R.A.D.
She has choreographed for ballet companies, stage productions, musicals and competitions and her choreography has been selected for the Regional Ballet Association's South Easter Festival. She has been faculty of noted Summer Schools in the USA and abroad and is an instructor of teachers. Mrs. Davis was commissioned to direct and present a Gala Demonstration by more than 600 students from age 5 to professional level at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Most summers she travels for the Royal Academy of Dance and in the past few years has examined in Thailand, Taiwan, China, Canada, Germany and Bermuda to name a few.
Ms. Gillian offers advanced classes at RAB to students preparing for the RAD exams. We are very honored and lucky to have such a high-caliber teacher at RAB.