Cheryne Busch received her extensive dance training in South Africa in the Royal Academy and Cecchetti methods of ballet. As a Performing Arts Graduate, she was the recipient of the esteemed Dancers Guild Scholarship, further enhancing her choreographic and performing career. Ms. Busch was commissioned to create works for the National Eisteddfod and Concours de Ballet in South Africa. She is an accredited Examiner on the board of the National Society of Dance Teachers in South Africa, and holds an International certification from the Royal Academy of Dance in London. She was the Director of two ballet schools in South Africa for twenty years, before immigrating with her family to the United States.
Ms. Busch was invited and graciously accepted an offer to join Houston Ballet in 1998. While on faculty, she has taught Master classes and conducted teacher training workshops locally and abroad for numerous Summer Intensive courses and competitions. She coached the Maccabi dancers to gold medal status in the US and served as an artistic consultant and guest teacher for performing art schools in Houston. Ms. Busch taught master classes and served on the jury of YAGP in the USA, CDC in California, and the Japanese Grand Prix in Tokyo. She received her floor barre certification in New York and studied character dance at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. She has created character dance repertoire for the Houston Ballet Summer Intensive, as well as for Studio Series performances for HB11.
In her role as the Upper School Principal, Ms. Busch is dedicated to recognizing, recruiting, coaching and rehearsing dancers in the upper school and Professional Program.