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PBT helps students achieve their best in classical ballet

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. After gaining the knowledge and experience of the program in Australia, Callie Roberts is now fully endorsed and excited to be offering PBT workshops to students & teachers across Europe.



Marie has been known for her creative teaching skills for over 40 years and has trained many professional dancers and teachers’ worldwide. She has experimented with outstanding success the use of muscle memory to improve students understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment for over 12 years.

Safe dance training has been a passion of Marie’s as an educator for 41 years. It is difficult for students to feel what muscles initiate the correct alignment in ballet training. However, as the fit ball is continually mobile under the students’ body it gives the students a sense of posture and weight –placement whilst feeling each correct muscle groups. Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance. The programs have received positive feedback from teachers’ and students worldwide.

After continual success in monitoring the students’ progress in these integral areas of ballet training, Marie was encouraged by teachers to produce her programs and share the Progressing Ballet Technique. The programs are wonderful teaching tools that enhance ballet training.

See Marie’s website at: www.progressingballettechnique.com

Marie Walton-Mahon
Callie Roberts



Callie Roberts was born in Australia and trained under Marie Walton-Mahon from age 3 to 16. After finishing all her RAD exams and receiving a silver medal at the Adeline Geneé awards in Athens, Callie was offered a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School. On graduating with honours, Callie took up a contract with Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB).

Callie was made a first artist and danced many leading roles including: Swan Lake (Two Swans), The Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse), Concerto Barocco (Lead Role), Concerto (Pas De Deux), Cinderella (Summer) Cinderella (Evil Stepsister), The Dream (Hermia), Coppelia (Prayer), Coppelia (Dawn), Carmina Burana (Roast Swan), The Nutcracker (Arabian Dance), The Sleeping Beauty (White Cat), The Sleeping Beauty (Crystal Fountain Fairy), Take Five (Solo girl), Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Striptease Girl), Elite Syncopations (Alaskan Rag)

Callie has since left BRB and is currently a freelance dancer, teacher and head of Progressing Ballet Technique Europe.  After a successful career in classical ballet, Callie knows what it takes to get to the top and believes Marie Walton Mahon’s Progressing Ballet Technique Program will help you to reach your full potential and fulfil your ballet goals. Callie travels to various schools in Europe sharing the PBT Program with students and teachers.

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I highly recommend teacher and student workshops with Callie Roberts who is a leading tutor for the Progressing Ballet Technique Program’s.

I have had the pleasure to have known Callie formally as a valued student excelling in all examinations including being awarded her Solo Seal, the winner of the prestigious McDonald Scholarship Australia and the silver medal in the Genée International Ballet Competition in Athens. Callie was awarded a full scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London and after graduation signed a contract with Royal Birmingham Ballet. Callie has performed many leading roles with the company and enjoyed a successful career.

I fully endorse Callie as a tutor for Europe, the feedback from all her past courses has been amazing. She clearly demonstrates and also her verbal instruction is confident and calm with teachers leaving them enthusiastic and motivated to assist their students in achieving their personal best.

Callie was an integral part of the Advanced level program and also demonstrates and coaches the students on the DVD. I’m thrilled that Callie is upholding the integrity of the Progressing Ballet Technique Program and honoured to be her continual mentor and close friend.


Helping students achieve their personal best in classical ballet