Louise Taitz a Chicago Resident emigrated from South Africa where she trained with R.A.D Major examiners Reina Berman and Joyce Myroff with whom she obtained her R.A.D Advanced Ballet Diploma. Louise studied Modern, Spanish and Character Dance in addition to Ballet at the National School of the Arts. After graduation Louise moved to London where she studied with Kathryn Wade at the Royal Ballet School.
Louise's professional career began as a student at the Royal Ballet School before moving to Israel where Louise joined the Israel Classical Ballet Company performing not only the classics but works by Balanchine, Hans van Manon and Spoerli.
Louise also worked in South Africa as a dancer doing Operetta's and Musicals for Pacofs. Louise opened her first studio in South Africa and is currently the owner and Artistic Director of “On Your Toes Academy of Dance”, Louise's primary teaching focus is on ballet and also choreographs in a variety of styles. Louise has been the recipient of many choreographic and outstanding technique awards.
Louise has been a USA and international judge for the " American Academy of Ballet" traveling to Japan, Portugal and Israel judging and holding teachers training intensives. Louise has judged for That's Entertainment Performing Arts Competition, Addiction Dance competition, Icon Dance Awards, Energy Dance Competition and Fly Dance Competition.
Louise is the USA Representative to the International Academy of Annarella Sanchez and is responsible for taking USA Dancers to Leiria , Portugal