From Redland to Russia: museum celebrates Lisa Bolte - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Redland Museum in Cleveland is hosting an exhibition celebrating the career of an internationally known ballerina who did her early training from 1975 to 1981 at the Caprice Dancing School based in Manly.

The name of this ballerina is Lisa Bolte, who has fond memories of her dancing days in Manly under the tutelage of Margaret Lucas, Janice Schoenauer and Sandra Ashley, all three of whom nurtured Lisa’s deep love of dance. These teachers shaped and instilled knowledge of ballet technique and discipline during the six years Lisa was with them. All three attended the exhibition’s opening, aptly titled “Redland to Russia”, on Saturday, 12th March.

Caprice Dancing School lessons were held in the 1914 heritage hall at
St Paul’s Anglican Church at 99 Ernest Street, Manly. This was originally
the church until 1964 when the present church was built.

Little did Lisa know as she trained in Manly that she would be invited to dance across the world from Canada to England, Italy to Russia, lunching with Queen Elizabeth, dining with Princess Diana, dancing with Rudolf Nureyev and even featuring on a Australia Post stamp!

It is wonderful to know that Lisa’s stellar ballet career was fostered in Manly.