MRS RASHNA HOMJI-JEFFERIES
Head of Advisory Board
Formerly a soloist dancer with London’s Royal Ballet and a senior soloist with The National Ballet of Canada, Rashna’s teaching career started when she was invited to teach at The Royal Ballet School in 1984. She has also taught at The Arts Educational School in London, The English National Ballet School and Rambert Dance School. She was Lecturer of Ballet at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where she also staged many ballets.
Companies she has taught include The National Ballet of China, Shanghai Ballet Company, English National Ballet and the Hong Kong Ballet where she was also Ballet Mistress and Rehearsal Director.
Further to her teaching experience, in 1983 with fellow dancer Jeanetta Laurence she founded Dance Directory, an agency for free-lance dancers and choreographers. This ran successfully for nine years. In 1992 she was appointed Ballet Administrator, a senior management position, for The Royal Ballet Schools (junior and senior sections).
She was appointed Artistic Director for the Hong Kong Ballet Group (1997) and Dance Director for the Suzhou Ballet Theatre, which she formed alongside Stephen Jefferies in 2007.
Presently, Rashna pursues a free-lance career as consultant, teacher, repetiteur and coach.