2016 South Island Ballet Award and PW Dance & Sportswear Junior South Island Ballet Award 20th - 22nd May 2016
|The Christchurch Ballet Society and PW Dance & Sportswear are proud to present the
South Island Ballet Award at the Isaac Theatre Royal,Christchurch, May 20th to 22nd 2016.
This major event will be the highlight of the South Island 2016 competition dance calendar.
It is our intention to re-establish this prestigious award as a biennial event. This award
provides a pathway for South Island dancers to further their training towards a career
as a professional dancer. Previous prize winners have gone on to secure positions with
professional ballet companies throughout the world.
This event is aimed at aspiring young dancers from 12 to 19 years of age who will be
judged by a panel of international and national adjudicators. Competitors in the Junior
and Senior categories take part in a Technical class and a preliminary round consisting
of a Set Variation solo and a contrasting Own choice solo. The total prize money
(in excess of $12,000) is intended to be used towards further studies in classical dance.
This supports our aim of assisting, encouraging and developing the art of dance.
ALL PRIZE MONEY TO GO TOWARDS TUITION AND TRAVEL etc TO FURTHER THEIR CAREER IN DANCE
Photograph taken by Amber Griffin
JUNIOR - PW DANCE & SPORTSWEAR SOUTH ISLAND BALLET AWARD 2016
1ST BREYAH TAKITIMU - la Muse dance School - Invercargill won $3000
2ND SOPHIA BAE - Southern Ballet won $1000
3RD GEORGIA NORRISS - Rebecca Bignall Academy of Dance - Nelson won $500
Photograph taken by Amber Griffin
SENIOR - CHRISTCHURCH BALLET SOCIETY SOUTH ISLAND BALLET AWARD
1ST KATERINE HORNER - Canterbury Ballet - won $5000
2ND JAMIE HUGHES - Southern ballet - won $2000
3RD SHELTON SHAW - la Muse dance School - Invercargill - won $1000
Tuition Scholarship Winners
|NZ School of Dance - Wellington - One scholarship for one week tuition
KATHERINE HORNER – Canterbury Ballet
|Annette Roselli Dance Academy - Brisbane Two scholarships for one week full time training in the Senior Elite Training Programme
AYIANA LO FO WONG – Canterbury Ballet
MEGAN EUSTACE – Canterbury Ballet
|Australian Dance Performance Institute Brisbane - Two scholarships for one week full time training
JAROD MURPHY – Shelley E Coutts Dance Academy – Invercargill
LIAM THOMSON – Southern Ballet
Queensland Ballet with Li Cunxin – (From movie & book - Maos Last dancer)
Summer School Scholarships in NZ Dance Schools
|Southern Ballet Theatre - Two Summer School Scholarships
Dominic Burrows - Shelley E Coutts dance Academy – Invercargill
Georgia Norriss – Rebecca Bignall Academy of Dance –Nelson
Anneliese Gilberd Academy Two Summer School Scholarships in the Junior programme
Anneliese Gilberd Academy One Summer School Scholarship in the Senior programme
|Thames Hauraki Ballet Theatre - Nth Island - One week summer seminar
CAMPBELL WILSON – Anneliese Gilberd Academy
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE COMPETITORS WHO TOOK PART WE ARE SURE YOU WILL AGREE THAT
IT WAS A FABULOUS EVENT TO BE INVOLVED WITH.
The Christchurch Ballet Society committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contribution.
Schedule for Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May
Please Click on the following PDF Link for further information including Criteria, Conditions of Entry, Adjudicators and Entry Form for the South Island Ballet Award :-
If you would like to download the documents separately please select from the following links :-
The Christchurch Ballet Society is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and we rely on the generosity and support of the dance community, businesses and fundraising events to enable us to host prestigious events such as the South Island Award. Your Support is crucial and valued not matter how big or small and we have a number of sponsorship options available.
Your support will demonstrate to these young dancers that the South Island community is right behind their dreams and aspirations by making this event possible.
For sponsorship options and details please Download the following document :-