Cheryne Busch received her extensive training in South Africa in both the Royal Academy and Cecchetti methods of ballet. She also studied Character Dance, Classical Greek Dance, Modern and Spanish Dance. As a Performing Arts graduate, she was the recipient of the prestigious Dancers Guild Scholarship, which she used to further enhance her choreographic and performing career.
Ms. Busch was awarded International Certification from the Royal Academy of Dance in London, and she is also an accredited Dance Examiner on the Board of the National Society of Dance Teachers in South Africa. She choreographed a number of works for the Concours de Ballet in South Africa, which were included in their repertoire, and are still performed today.
Ms. Busch owned two dance schools in South Africa for twenty years before immigrating with her family to the United States, and joining Houston Ballet in 1998. While on faculty at Houston Ballet, she also served as a dance consultant and instructor for the River School of Performing and Visual Arts, and the Jewish Community Dance Center. She coached the Houston Maccabi dance group to gold medal status in Atlanta, Baltimore and Houston. From 2002-2007 she also served as the head of a dance program at an HISD school.
Ms. Busch has taught master classes and workshops both locally and abroad for numerous Summer Intensive courses and competitions, and also served on the jury of YAGP in the USA, and the Japanese Grand Prix in Tokyo. She received her floor barre certification in New York, and studied character at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. Over the past few years she has created Character dance pieces for Houston Ballet's summer intensive performances, and also for the Houston Ballet Studio Series performances.
Ms. Busch is a Principal Instructor of Ballet and Character in the Pre-Professional and Professional program at Houston Ballet.