Posted March 26th, 2018 in Competitions, Full Time Academy News, General, Part Time Academy News, Performances by Classical Coaching

11 students of the Tanya Pearson Academy were selected for The Finals of the 2018 Royal Academy of Dance Isobel Anderson and Joan & Monica Halliday Awards which took place at the Science Theatre, UNSW on Sunday 25 March.

We congratulate all our Finalists and in particular wish to aknowledge the following students who were awarded places and awards:

The 2018 Isobel Anderson Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Dancer

Awarded to Academy student – Grace Carroll (15yrs).

The 2018 Martin Rubinstein Award for Encouragement

Awarded to Academy student Lincoln Sharp.

 Advanced 1

The Bloch Award  – Audrey Freeman

Advanced Foundation

The Bloch Award – Saskia Blake 


Winner – Grace Frazer-Sneddon (Student of  The Central School of Dance and Senior Transition Student of the Tanya Pearson Academy)

Intermediate Foundation

Winner  – Stephanie McQuire (formerly of The Ballet Class, Rose Bay)

Grade 5

Winner  – Mia Atkinson

Runner up – Lucelle Davis

Grade 4

Runner up  – Anabella Seccombe (former student of Joanne Grace Academy)

The Bloch Award  - Sophia Hudson

Grace Carroll (15yrs) – Winner of the 2018 Isobel Anderson Memorial Award. Photo by PureDynamics Photography.



Audrey Freeman (14yrs) winner of the YAGP Paris 2017

Posted November 13th, 2017 in Competitions, Full Time Academy News, General by Classical Coaching

Audrey Freeman (14yrs) has been awarded 1st place in both the Classical and Contemporary Woman’s Junior Division of the YAGP Paris. Audrey performed two classical solos (Gamzatti and Kitri) and two contemporary solos choreographed by Adam Blanch.

In addition to being awarded 1st place, Audrey received full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School, the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School NY and the Munich Academy. Audrey was also awarded a full year placement to the Dutch National Ballet School recently from the YAGP Sydney Masterclasses.

Audrey is currently in Level 2 of the Full Time Classical Ballet Programme with Lucinda Dunn as her main classical ballet teacher.

We congratulate Audrey and all her teachers on this remarkable achievement.

Photos courtesy of Taylor Brandt Photography, Erik Sawaya Photography & Winkipop.

Audrey Freeman selected for the Prix de Lausanne 2018

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in Competitions, Full Time Academy News, General, Performances, Sydney City Youth Ballet by Classical Coaching

Tanya Pearson Academy Full Time student Audrey Freeman  has been selected for the 2018 Prix de Lausanne! Earlier this year 14 year old Audrey made the decision to give up competing at National level in gymnastics in order to concentrate 100% on her ballet studies. This decision and her commitment to her ballet studies is paying off.  In September Audrey was cast as Soloist to perform Le Corsaire Grand Pas de Deux in The Sydney City Youth Ballet’s season of TOGETHER LIVE under the Artistic Direction of Lucinda Dunn. Audrey then went on to take part in the Sydney YAGP Masterclasses and as a result was awarded a full years placement at the Dutch National Ballet School in Amsterdam. Audrey will be one of the youngest to take part in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne this coming February.

Audrey Freeman (14yrs)


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