From pints to pointe shoes: How a derelict pub became a ballet school
Updated September 15, 2017 09:03:30
Michele Cleaver-Wilkinson and her husband have transformed one of Perth’s old rundown pubs into a beautiful ballet school.
The old Newmarket Hotel in South Fremantle stood vacant and derelict for 18 years before the Cleaver-Wilkinsons took a leap of faith and bought it.
“There was no electricity. There was no water. Every window was smashed,” Ms Cleaver-Wilkinson said.
“It was all boarded up, front and back, so it was dark and we had to use torches to see what was here.
“There was a big bees nest inside, termites all through the stairs.