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.

Top Results in the 2017 Cecchetti Examinations

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

Students of the Tanya Pearson Academy have received outstanding results in their Cecchetti Examinations this year. All students were awarded marks in the 90′s with 3 Academy students receiving 100% – Lucinda Worthing Shore, Cameron Holmes and Tyla Steinbach.   Lucinda Worthing Shore was also awarded the full-time Cecchetti Scholarship worth $500.

Lucinda Worthing Shore – Recipient of the 2017 Cecchetti Full Time Scholarship

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