PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMME
Jacinta Walsh was a senior ballet teacher at an arts school in Asia, where she taught classical ballet to all levels, coached and mentored dancers for the Asian Grand Prix international ballet competition, choreographed ballet excerpts, staged ballets and worked with choreographers creating new works from different cultures. Jacinta's engagement also included teaching various academic subjects. To help her students comprehend the learning goals and be more successful, she designed effective teaching modules. Jacinta's personalised learning strategies fostered student engagement and motivation, thus enabling them to improve, achieve and build their capacity to learn. “I was struggling with my assignment in my final year. However, under the guidance of Ms. Walsh, who patiently helped me and journeyed with me throughout the writing process, I managed to achieve a very good grade that exceeded my expectations” (Andreia Ko 2022). Jacinta’s students were proud to achieve 100% pass rate and her first batch of students secured places in established local and international art institutions and conservatories including The Juilliard School in New York City. Jacinta's approach, which incorporated her students’ diverse needs and learning styles were central to this success.
Aspiring dancers who enter the Jacinta Walsh Ballet Arts Academy, must apply themselves to serious daily training, combined with academic school work, and meet the demands made upon their stamina and energy. Academic school work must be continued with serious application, so that multiple doors remain open to the dancers. This enables schooling in other areas to continue uninterrupted should another path be chosen.
Jacinta holds a Masters of Management, Arts & Cultural Management (UniSA) and was awarded membership in the exclusive Golden Key International Honour Society, for being in the top 15% of her respective field.