Rethinking Optimal Movement Pathways
Masterclass with Linda Gamblin, Head of Training, Sydney Dance Company and Louise Drysdale, Physiotherapist
Linda (Ridgway) Gamblin trained with The Royal Ballet School in London and went on to perform soloist and principal roles in ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, Beauty and the Beast and more, while working with The Australian Ballet, The Royal Ballet (London), National Ballet of Portugal and Sydney Dance Company. Linda has worked with contemporary choreographers such as Michael Clarke, Meryl Tankard, Graeme Murphy and Gideon Obarzanek and has performed works by Jiri Kylian, Maurice Bejart and Jerome Robbins. Her career has seen her travel extensively throughout the world with highly successful tours to Europe, UK, Asia, USSR and USA.
Studying and teaching Pilates mid career, Linda attained her Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology which has contributed to her unique approach to the muscular and skeletal systems and biomechanics in classical ballet. Linda’s extensive professional development and personal interest in mindfulness, mental health and psychology are integral to her ongoing work with young people.
As Sydney Dance Company’s Head of Training, Linda Gamblin pioneered the Pre-Professional Year in 2014. Since then, Linda’s approach to dance training continues to be applied to every aspect of Advanced Training at Sydney Dance Company.