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)



Posted July 15th, 2017 in Competitions, Full Time Academy News, General, Part Time Academy News by Classical Coaching

Students of the Tanya Pearson Academy have had great success at the recent Sydney Eisteddfods – Australia’s largest competition attracting students from all around the country.

All seven Academy students that entered the Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Ballet Scholarship were selected for the Quarter Finals. Four of these students (Janae Kerr, Cameron Holmes, Hannah Lyons and Isaac Shaw) were selected for the Semi Finals and we are thrilled to announce that three Academy students have been selected for the Finals. Only 8 students in total from all across Australia are selected for the Finals and they will each perform a classical and contemporary solo at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 30 July 2017.

Congratulations to our Finalists – Janae Kerr, Cameron Holmes and Isaac Shaw.


A student of the Tanya Pearson Academy also won the 2017 Robert & Elizabeth Albert Senior Ballet Scholarship. Congratulations to 14 year old Grace Carroll!


Tanya Pearson Academy full time student Lucinda Worthing Shore was awarded 2nd place in the Sydney Eisteddfod Wenkhart Foundation Ballet Championship 14yrs. Congratulations Lucinda!


There have been numerous other awards and places to Academy students in the classical and contemporary solo sections and we congratulate you all.

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