VIDA POLAKOV WINS GENEE GOLD

Posted October 29th, 2014 in Competitions, Full Time Academy News, General, Performances, Sydney City Youth Ballet by Classical Coaching

Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy student, Vida Polakov, has been awarded the Royal Academy of Dance’s highest honour – the Gold Medal at the 2014 Genee International Ballet Competition in Belgium. It is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, attracting the finest young dancers from around the globe.

 

Trained by Mrs Tanya Pearson OAM, Vida Polakov will perform the starring role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Sydney City Youth Ballet’s, The Nutcracker. The production will be staged from Tuesday 16 December to Sunday 21 December 2014 at the Glen Street Theatre, Belrose.

 

Photo by Erik Sawaya

The Nutcracker will be presented under the direction of Tanya Pearson OAM and Lucinda Dunn OAM. Also a former student of Tanya Pearson, Lucinda went on to become the Australian Ballet’s Principal Artist and longest serving Ballerina. In January 2015, Lucinda Dunn will step into the role as Artistic Director of the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy and the Sydney City Youth Ballet.

See further articles on Vida’s Genee Success:
http://m.smh.com.au/entertainment/dance/sydney-teenager-vida-polakov-courted-by-english-national-ballet-after-genee-win-20141028-11cxcl.html

OCTOBER SENIOR HOLIDAY SCHOOL

Posted August 11th, 2014 in Full Time Academy News, General, Part Time Academy News, Tanya Pearson Seminars by Classical Coaching

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TPCCA GRADUATES ACCEPTED INTO INTERNATIONAL BALLET SCHOOLS

Posted July 11th, 2014 in Competitions, Full Time Academy News, General by Classical Coaching

Mia Sfara

The Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy (TPCCA) continues its long history of success of gaining places for its graduating full time students in leading and selective international ballet Schools. The 2014 graduates who will take up their places in late August and September include:

Verity Brown –  The Alvin Ailey School, NY

Brooke Cassar – Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower

Madison Devietti – Ballet School Theater Basel, Switzerland

Rory Ferguson – Ballet School Theater Basel, Switzerland

Kiah Grubb – Brussells International Ballet School, Belgium

Ellie Hargreaves – Ecole Superieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower

Mischa Hall – Ballet School Theater Basel, Switzerland

Siobhan Price – Ballet Rambert UK

Mia Sfara – de Theatre School Amsterdam (AHK)

 

Madison Devietti

Two of these graduating students, Mia Sfara and Madison Devietti have been selected as NSW representatives in the International Cecchetti Ballet Competition and will perform at the National Finals taking place at The Concourse Theatre on Friday 11 July 2014.

 

In addition to this success, 3 TPCCA Full Time students will be travelling to Antwerp, Belgium this September to compete in the prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition. These students – Vida Polakov (16yrs), Beth Docker (17yrs) and Brooke Cassar(18yrs) have all attained Distinction in their Royal Academy of Dance Advanced II examination in order to qualify for the Competition.  The Genee takes place from 18 – 25 September.

Vida Polakov

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