Ione Barczak teaches Ballet the way it’s done on stage by the world’s best dancers. Since 1979 Ione has taught movers of all kinds, from aspiring dancers to amateurs. Owning and operating her own dance school until 1999, Ione is also the founder of Danca Corpo & Cia and Candelabrum.
In New Zealand Ione has taught and choreographed at City Dance, North Harbour Gym, Diocesan School, Northcote College, North Shore Musical Theatre, Pilates Body Studio, IQ Pilates, Lifestyle Fitness and others.
Ione studied Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Tap at STAGIUM, UNIC, Joffrey Ballet School, Broadway Dance Centre and Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. During her dancing career Ione performed with many Dance Companies, Drama Companies, Choirs and Rock and Roll Bands.
Ione follows the methods of Finis Jhung and David Howard, both masters with New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, using a modern version of the Vaganova Technique. Known by her students for her enthusiasm and patience, she encourages dancers of all levels to enjoy the movement while preserving the essential qualities that make Ballet amazing.