Katherine Sonnekus offered full contract with The Australian Ballet

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in General by Classical Coaching

Tanya Pearson Academy graduate Katherine Sonnekus, who was awarded a scholarship to the JKO School of American Ballet in NY after competing in the Prix de Lausanne in 2016, has been offered a full Corps de Ballet Contract with The Australian Ballet.  Congratulations Katie!

Katherine Sonnekus

Cameron Holmes to join The Australian Ballet’s Story Time Sleeping Beauty Tour

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in Full Time Academy News, General by Classical Coaching

Tanya Pearson Academy Pre Professional student Cameron Holmes (18yrs) has just returned from touring Europe and the UK utilising his generous travelling scholarship funds awarded by the Cecchetti BBM Youth Award. Whilst in the UK, Cameron took classes with The Royal Ballet Company, The Royal Birmingham Company, the English National Ballet Company, Scottish Ballet and Rambert School of Dance.  On his return to Australia, Cameron signed a contract to tour with The Australian Ballet’s Story Time season which will see him performing the Story Time Sleeping Beauty with the Company from November through to January 2018.

Cameron Holmes. Photo by Erik Sawaya

Two Academy Students awarded the RAD Solo Seal

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in Full Time Academy News, General by Classical Coaching

Congratulations to Janae Kerr (16yrs) and Tyla Steinbach (17yrs) who have both been awarded their Solo Seal award by the Royal Academy of Dance. This is the highest level of examination and award to receive by the RAD. Tyla completed her Solo Seal exam in Auugust just prior to graduating from the Tanya Pearson Academy and taking up her Scholarship place at the San Francisco Ballet School.

L-R: Tyla Steinbach, Katie Pianoff, Lucinda Dunn & Janae Kerr

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