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Apr 29

Members’ News

We love to know what our members are up to and have received news from two of our senior dancers.

April Goulding was fortunate to attend a Senior Masterclass organised by her dance school and was only one of 8 students to take class under the direction of Roberta Marquez, Principal with the Royal Ballet. It was such a thrilling experience for her to be trained and guided by her, as well as dance along side her. It was a privilege that she will never forget.

April with Roberta Marquez

April with Roberta Marquez

She also attended the Senior Imperial Classical Ballet Awards earlier in March. Over 50 schools from across the UK took part as well as from as far afield as Italy, Spain, Guernsey and Japan.

April and Tomoko Furuya Hristov

April and Tomoko Furuya Hristov

April entered the Intermediate section and made it through to the finals. She was thrilled to receive 3rd place, receiving her prize from Tomoko Furuya Hristov a Royal Ballet Company dancer now teaching at Bird College. April is now an ISTD Senior Ballet Scholar.

Some lovely news about Scarlett Mann which might also interest members. Last Sunday she competed in the RAD East of England Ballet Awards. Quite a tough section as they combine Advanced 1 and 2 Grades (and have to choose an overall Senior Winner from Grades Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2).

Scarlett with her certificate.

Scarlett with her certificate.

Scarlett did well against the older girls and was awarded a Class Commendation. Magnanimously Scarlett says that the deserved winner was an Advanced 2 student who was stunning.

In other news, Scarlett has secured a place on Central School of Ballet’s Summer Course in August. All very exciting……..

Scarlett with her group.

Scarlett with her group.