| Began ballet training with Misha Burlakov in
Sydney, further studying with Valentin Zeglovsky and Leon Kellaway. He graduated
to Principal Dancer with the Australian Ballet Company. In 1949 he travelled
overseas to dance in Buenos Aires then to Paris performing with Les Ballets
Monmartre. From there he joined the F.J.B. Theatre as choreographer and
principal dancer resident for three years.
He continued training in London with George Goncharov, directing the
London production of Yes We Have No Pyjamas, which ran for twelve months.
Stan completed drama training with the Guildhall in London, he then taught
at Hampshire School of Speech and Drama and Pinelands College. Returning
to Australia in 1956 he opened a theatre school in the Southern Highlands
Stan directed a vast number of plays and musicals, and worked with opera
students at the Canberra School of Music. He has been involved in Film
and Television productions of Ginger Meggs, Pharlap, Bodyline and Army
Wives and has choreographed for A Country Practice.
At the Lieder Stan has starred in Aladdin, Mother Goose, and Dick Whittington,
choreographed Dinkum Assorted, Dancing at Lughnasa and directed Humpty
Dumpty and The Farndale Murder Mystery. He last appeared on the Lieder
stage in John Spicer's 2000 production of Dark of the Moon. In 2003 Stan
directed A Month of Sundays and directed and choreographed our Old Time
Music Hall. In 2005 he directed Blithe Spirit. In 2006 he directed Aladdin.