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‘Elena, lives and breathes dance and the performing arts’

ED5INTERNATIONAL based in New South Wales is currently celebrating 30 years of providing excellent service through their performing arts school and 20 years for their full-time course.

ED5INTERNATIONAL endeavours to nurture good people who become great artists.

The De Cinque name is synonymous with training and tuition of young Australians in performing arts. The performing arts centre was founded in 1991 by Elena and Mario De Cinque. The Certificate IV in Performing Arts written by Elena De Cinque commenced in 2001.

In 2006, the ED5 Performing Arts Centre was privileged to partner with William Forsythe to become what is known today as ED5INTERNATIONAL. In 2011 the two-year Diploma in Performing Arts written by Elena De Cinque replacing the Certificate IV course.

Elena De Cinque founder of ED5INTERNATIONAL is a qualified Ballet, Tap and Jazz teacher. She has taught for over 35 years, performed and adjudicated nationally and internationally. During the past three decades of operating the college ED5INTERNATIONAL has become one of the most prestigious training establishments in Australia built on excellence, honesty, integrity and professionalism with high standards of service and care for both staff and students.

Elena’s high level of organisation and ‘hands-on’ approach ensures she is a robust presence around the studio. She has forged national and international connections, bonds and partnerships that all inevitably benefit her students in the performing arts; whether that be her partnership with William Forsythe in the development and delivery of the Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, a rigorous two year course producing talented, savvy and ‘industry-ready’ performers, or implementation of the Angelina Ballerina program for tots.

Elena’s passion and dedication to the nurturing of talent in the performing arts is nothing short of exceptional.

Connect with Elena De Cinque at ED5INTERNATIONAL  www.ed5international.com.au


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