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Brileen White



 Brileen began her  ballet career at the age of three where she trained by  Joy Cooper  and successfully completed  all her Cecchetti exams with Honours.She matriculated from The National  school  of  The Arts with  a distinction  for  Ballet, Spanish and contemporary. Trained by Rhoda Rifkin for Spanish and Sonya Mayo for Contemporary. Also dancing the role of Swanhilda in Copellia which was staged by PACT ballet in her matric year. As well as having the privilege to guest for The Mercedies Molina Spanish Company. Brileen joined PACT ballet in 1990, Where she was promoted to a soloist and spent 7 years in the company, dancing several soloist roles. On retiring from PACT Brileen took some time off to travel the world as an air hostess for SAA. But still keeping actively involved in dance.


Brileen is a qualified Cecchetti teacher and has the privilege to run a ballet studio with her mother Joy Cooper. Brileen is also a qualified STOTT Pilates instructor. She is married and has a  son named James and a beautiful daughter, Madison.