We are very excited to share some wonderful news regarding one of our long standing students. Nathanie Kokuleraj has been accepted into the prestigious Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance in the UK. Nathanie will be heading off on her journey to a career in Contemporary dance in September this year.

We are very proud of her hard work and dedication to dance and look forward to watching her career take off!

Congratulations Nathanie!! 💕👏

Concert 2017

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Performing in our Annual Concert is the highlight to the year for all students and their teachers and is an integral aspect of learning to dance. It is expected that all students will perform in the Concert. If you wish to opt-out of the Concert, please advise in writing by Saturday 1st July (end Term 2). After this date, a costume will be ordered for your child, and a hire fee will be payable.

Our Baby Ballet and Infants School students will only perform in one concert. All other students in the School will perform in 2 concerts, with an alternative main role cast for each production. 

 

CONCERT 1 – Infants School K-2

Date: Friday 3rd November 2017

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Shore School

Stage Rehearsal: Friday 3rd November 5.00-6.00pm

Full Dress Rehearsal: Sunday 29th October (morning) Roselea Community Centre

Classes: Beginners Ballet, Pre-Primary Ballet, Primary Ballet, Beginners Tap, Level 1 Jazz, Level 2 Jazz

 

CONCERT 2 – Baby Ballet

Date: Sunday 5th November 2017

Time: 11.30am

Venue: Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College

Stage Rehearsal: Sunday 5th November 2017 – 10.00-11.00am

Full Dress Rehearsal: Sunday 29th October (morning) Roselea Community Centre

Classes: Baby Ballet classes – Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat

 

CONCERT 3 & 4 – Senior Production 

Date: Saturday 11th November 2017

Time: 2.00pm & 7.30pm

Venue: Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College

Stage Rehearsal: Sunday 5th November 2017 – 2.00pm-7.00pm

Full Dress Rehearsal: Sunday 29th October – Roselea Community Centre

 

Eisteddfod Showcase 2017

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Eisteddfod Troupe and Soloist Showcase

Come and support our eisteddfod students in their first performance of the year. Featuring many of our best and most experienced dancers and also students in their first ever eisteddfod performance.

Grace performs in Cats

Congratulations to Grace Losco who has been cast as a Kitten in the Packemin Youth Production of Cats showing at the Concourse Theatre Chatswood in January. What an exciting experience Grace!!

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Achievements 2016

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In 2016 we had some amazing achievements. In particular the following girls:

 

Samantha Wong

  • Competed at the inaugural Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards competition in Melbourne and selected as 1 of 8 finalists out of 71 competitors. Awarded ‘Runner-up’ by the panel of judges in 10-12yrs age group.
  • Sydney Eisteddfod: 1st Place Classical solo, 2nd Place Contemporary solo, Winner of Wenkart Foundation Junior Ballet Scholarship
  • Invited to continue in Level 3 of the Australian Ballet School’s Junior Interstate Training Program

Grace Losco

  • Cast as a Kitten in the Packmen Youth Production of Cats showing at the Concourse Theatre Chatswood in January.
  • Showcase National Dance Championships, Gold Coast: 9th Place & High Gold Award for Jazz solo and Gold Award for Lyrical solo

Yennah Chang

  • Awarded $100 cash prize at Global Dance Convention as well as a one-month all expenses paid trip to LA in 2017 for a Summer Intensive to audition for youth contemporary company ‘Commonality’. She will also have the opportunity to audition and showcase her ability before choreographers from all over the USA.
  • Received half scholarship to train Full Time in 2017 at Brent Street Studios. The course a Diploma of Dance (elite performance) majoring in Classical and Contemporary Dance.
  • Selected to perform at ‘Call Back’ – a selection of the best performances from the 2016 HSC Dance Course.

Nathanie Kokuleraj

  • Successfully auditioned and was offered a place to train Full Time in 2017 at Ev & Bow. She will be attending the Classical/Contemporary Dance Course and study for a Certificate IV in Dance.

Cecchetti Ballet Scholarship Classes

Congratulations to the following students who were selected by audition as Cecchetti Ballet Scholars for 2016 – Lucinda Noble, Nandini Dhir and Samantha Wong. The girls took part in 4 free masterclasses through the year with Nationally and Internationally renowned ballet teachers and dancers.

 

Medal Awards Competition

4 of our students performed in an audition class on stage with The Australian Ballet’s Amy Harris, before performing a set solo at the Cecchetti Medal Awards held at The Concourse Theatre in Chatswood. Congratulations to Grace Ji, Samantha Wong, Lucinda Noble and Nandini Dhir. Results from the finals:

Samantha Wong     Junior Medal     Winner

Grace Ji      Pre-Junior Medal     Highly Commended

 

Student Choreographic Competition

In early March, several of our students competed in the Cecchetti Student Choreographic Competition. They composed their own dances and performed for adjudication with great success:

Congratulations to: Grace Losco & Megan Li:     2nd Place Jazz Duo    (10-13yrs age category)

 

Ballet Exam Results 2016

We had a 100% pass rate again in 2016. Special mention should go to the 17 students who received 100%! Congratulations to Charmaine Cheung (Pre-Primary), Selina Au, Jasmine Hemphill, Arianna Harris, Amarlie Shaideen, Sophia Mandrini, Jade Li (Primary), Annabel Yuen, Ivy Shao (Grade 1), Madison Gill, Sharon Ding, Sienna Madeleine, Isabella Hulme, Kenuli Mudannayake (Grade 2), Megan Li, Grace Losco (Grade 3), Samantha Wong (Grade 6).

 

Cecchetti NSW Ballet Scholarships 2016

Following the recent September Exam session, the Interstate Examiner announced the winners of the scholarships from Grade 4 to Advanced 2. These students received the highest mark in the Sydney Exam session 2016. They receive a financial mount ranging from $250-$500 to be used towards their ballet tuition. Congratulations to:

Evelyn Delord    Grade 4    Honourable Mention

Nina Bian            Grade 4    Honourable Mention

Grace Ji                Grade 5    Honourable Mention

Samantha Wong     Grade 6     Winner

Vivienne Lee                 Intermediate     Honourable Mention

 

Students of the Month

This year we have started a new incentive for encouraging hard working students – ‘Student of the Month’. Students are nominated by the teachers and awarded for dedication and hard work in their classes. Congratulations to the following students who received this award:

Isabella Hulme, Natalie Wong, Pria Lawrence, Bella Simpson, Eloise Fairleigh, Liya Stuhl, Aidan Judd, Amy Fowler, Michelle Kim, Mikayla Floriano, Hailey Au Yeung, Kayla Jogiastra, Meena McKillop, Anne Lee, Karina Bessis, Hannah Park, Isabella Choong, Chelsea Denniss, Alana Doueihi, Dheepak Rukkandan, Jarrod Irwin, Zoe Lockrey, Madison Gill, Yuqing Li , Claudia Shepherd, Ashley Doueihi, Minh Dao, Gabbie Walter, Rita Nidhiry, Melissa Cooke, Carmen Yih, Abigail Moses, Christina Lamprianidis, Kate Knapp, Evelyn Delord, Olivia Siau, Maria Nidhiry, Lisara Seneviratne, Abi Nelson, Bertina Ng, Lucinda Noble, Sophia Mandrini, Lilly Grainger, Hana Maxwell, Ellen Parker, Ollen Djonov, Mandy Shang, Yasmin Rizoski, Adrian Lee, Holly Lawton, Morgan Fowler, Samantha Wong, Shereya Rukkandan, Danielle Thebridge, Grace Losco, Jessica Browne, Gemma Williams, Pieta Koinusis, Bethany Dowson, Mia Lawton, Alexandra Pirrello, Silver Rose, Danielle Thebridge, Sanya Mehta, Charmaine Cheung, Ashlyn Gill, Kai Smith, Tahlee Smith, Diana McDiarmid, Tara Moghadam, Chloe Lowery, Jessica Woods, Laima Jurans, Hannaniel Manurung