Strong representation by TPCCA students at The 2017 Royal Academy of Dance Isobel Anderson Awards

Posted March 27th, 2017 in Competitions, Full Time Academy News, General, Part Time Academy News by Classical Coaching

11 students from the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy (TPCCA) were selected this year as Finalists in the RAD Isobel Anderson and Joan & Monica Halliday Awards. This year saw a record number of entrants for this competition – over 500 in total from accross NSW.


TPCCA was represented accross many levels in the Finals from Grace 3 through to the most senior Award level being Advanced 1. In the Advanced 1 Award level, TPCCA students represented 3 out of the 5 Finalists.


We congratulate our Awards recipients and Finalists:


Grade 3

Mia Atkinson – Winner of the Grade 3 Isobel Anderson Award

Hannah McElligot – Finalist


Grade 5

Angus McLachlan – Finalist

Lucy Kaplan – Finalist



Max Herrenge – Finalist

Licoln Sharp – Finalist

Kelly Keesing – Finalist


Advanced Foundation

Audrey Freeman – Finalist & Recipient of the BLOCH Award


Advanced 1

Sophie Smith – Winner of the Advanced 1 Award & The Martin Rubenstein Award

Rose Dalton – Finalist & Recipient of the BLOCH Award

Isaac Shaw – Finalist


3 Academy students selected for Prix de Lausanne Semi Finals

Posted November 17th, 2016 in Competitions, Full Time Academy News, General, Performances by Classical Coaching

Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Acaddemy – Prix de Lausanne Success!

The Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy, under the Artistic Direction of Lucinda Dunn, announces an impressive 3 of its students have been selected into the prestigious and most elite ballet competition in the world – The Prix de Lausanne Competition in Switzerland.


A record 388 candidates applied for the 2017 edition of Prix de Lausanne. 244 girls and 94 boys from all around the world – 37 different countries – registered for the video audition. Only 72 students have been selected by a panel of 9 Jury Members of to take part in the competition from January 30th to February 4th, 2017.


The Academy has an incredibly long history with the Prix de Lausanne competition, commencing as far back as 1984 boasting numerous Prix scholarship winners including its own Artistic Director Lucinda Dunn who won a Prix Scholarship to the Royal Ballet in 1989. Former Prix students of the Academy include Lisa Maree Cullum, Olivia Bell, Nigel Burley, Jack Bertinshaw who have all gone on to highly successful careers in the worlds leading ballet companies.


This year, 14 year old Rose Dalton (formerly with Premier Dance Academy QLD), 16 year old Tyla Steinbach (formerly of Samantha Jane School of Ballet WA) and 16 year old Alexander Smith (formerly of Premier Dance Academy QLD) will carry on this tradition and continue their training and preparations over these coming months to compete alongside 69 elite young ballet students from around the world. All three students have travelled interstate in order to train at the Tanya Pearson Academy and their sacrifices and commitment to their studies is obviously paying off.

Alex Smith (16yrs)


Posted November 17th, 2016 in General, Tanya Pearson Seminars by Classical Coaching


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