Ann Roberts School of Dance

Ulysses logo Ulysses Butterfly is the senior performance company of the Ann Roberts School of Dance. It was formed in 2006 by the directors of the school Jane Pirani and Andre Reynaud to promote the extraordinary talent of senior dancers in the school. In addition to producing their own full-length performances, smaller works have been created for community performances, events and festivals.

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To participate in the main company, Ulysses, you need to be turning 18 in 2017 or have gained Advanced 2.
Please email for expressions of interest and further information.
Ulysses 2
The company is supported by Ulysses 2, a separate group comprised of 20 to 30 students aged between 12 and 18.
If you are interested in Ulysses 2 you must turn 12 in 2017. Criteria for selection include commitment, talent and availability on a Sunday afternoon from February to June. You must learn ballet and jazz or contemporary.

Auditions will be on the Sunday the 5th February at Pirani Studio.

Please email for expressions of interest and further information.

In 2018 Ulysses will be returning to Aberdeen International Youth Festival at the end of July early August.
To participate in this festival you must be turning 13 in 2018 and have participated in a Ulysses production.

2016 Production -
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Miss Roberts' Dream .

The 2016 production was Miss Robert’s Dream to celebrate Townsville’s 150th birthday celebrations.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to Shaughn Pegoraro for assisting with direction and choreography and the mentors for their assistance.

We remounted Graduation Ball, the original ballet performed in the 1970 production of the North Queensland Ballet and Dance Society alongside new versions of Les Sylphides and Le Pas De Quatre.

We also performed Disorient Express, created in 1992 for Extensions.

2014 Production -
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Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's immortal tale of star-crossed lovers, brought to life by the sparkiling choreography of Jane Pirani

2013 Production -
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The well known dance classic,
A contemporary interpretation of the much loved ballet originally choreographed by Arthur St Leon to the music of Leo Delibes, based on Hoffman's Tale.

A young girl’s fiancé, Franz, falls for Coppelia, an image created by Dr Coppelius. Not to be defeated, the resourceful girl, Swanhilda takes the place of the Image and with her friends, creates havoc in Coppelius studio. She opens Franz's eyes to the world of pretense and falsehood that he has been deceived by. All ends well with the lovers reunited and a happy wedding feast is celebrated by the whole village dancing.

Choreographed by Jane Pirani.

Their major production for 2012 was King Arthur.
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Their major production for 2011 was The Taming of the Shrew.
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Their major production for 2010 was Ulysses' Giselle.
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Ann Roberts School of Dance - Ulysses Butterfly

Updated 29 January 2017