What is Big Top Ballet?

Big Top Ballet is an early childhood dance school.  Our classes are located in Marrickville between Enmore and Henson park.  We offer classes for boys and girls aged 2-6.

At Big Top Ballet our classes are fun, imaginative and playful.  Each week we will dance through a different story/theme, such as a trip to the circus or an underwater exploration. Along the way we practice skills to develop coordination and movement. We cover all the basics of early-childhood ballet, making sure that we spend time practising our own free dancing and developing confidence to move our own way.

Almost all little ones love to dance, and our classes aim to work with that natural sense of movement and present new, age appropriate challenges. Our aim at Big Top Ballet - to engage children in the exploration of their imagination and to provide a warm, happy environment in which they can dance and play.

Facebook Reviews

"So much fun. Nerida and Ingrid are enthusiastic and great with kids. There are new stories and props every week and my daughter adores every class." Kristy 5*

"Amazing class! Can't wait for the next one! Both my kids can't wait for the next class!" Annie 5*

"Nerida and Ingrid are amazing. My daughter asks everyday if she can go to ballet!" Kallista 5*

"My 3 year old loved her trial class. It wasn't your normal rigid class- very fun and I'm glad I could watch and see her enjoy it. Nerida is so friendly we are definitely enrolling!" Matilda 5*

Our Team


Big Top Ballet classes are designed and taught by Nerida.  Nerida holds a BA(Dance) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and has many years of early childhood ballet teaching experience, dating back to when she was a teenager. As a dancer, Nerida has worked with influential choreographers and has presented her own choreography at dance festivals in Australia and Europe. Nerida is in the final year of her PhD, which focuses on movement, dance and place. Nerida brings to her dance classes a high level of skill and consideration and is driven by a desire to share her passion for movement and dance.


Big Top Ballet's teaching assistant, Ingrid, studied drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and is a graduate of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Ingrid has previous experience as an early childhood ballet teacher's assistant and is adept at ensuring that classes run smoothly.  Currently a PhD student at The University of Sydney, Ingrid is enjoying the opportunity to once again engage in such fun and creative play.

Join Us For a Free Class!

To sign up for your child's free !no obligation! class
call Nerida on 0421 658 166 or click the button below to send us a message via our contact form.

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