Hello fabulous humans! Our latest issue (JanFeb) is on sale now and is packed with fab stuff. Towards the end of the year I was super excited to attend and shoot many live student performances, from graduations to Awards and Showcases. It was truly special to be an audience member – especially considering the limited number of seats available – with COVID restrictions. The technical standard of the dancers was exceptional, the quality of the productions – outstanding. Some studios opted for live performances, some for taped events presenting the students body of work at a film night. Without exception all events I attended were absolutely brilliant, I had sore cheeks from smiling and the excitement and joy from each performer, their teachers and support crew was infectious. CONGRATULATIONS! This issue I chatted with ex MAKS Ballet Studios student Rohan Hazelton (above pic) who is currently in Germany studying at Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. He opted to stay in Germany rather than come home and talks candidly about this time period as well as his journey as a dance student from Australia to Germany. For our school students currently on holidays and looking for ways to help them prepare for Academic Dance in 2021, Catherine Reid gives some wonderful ideas to motivate and inspire. Catherine also reviews Sue Healey’s LIVE ACTION REPLAY.
We celebrate the following students remarkable achievements!Riley Burns and Stella Orvad from Joanne Grace School Of Dance Cheyenne Wickremasinghe, Issabelle Dib, Carlie Shaw, Emily Apostolovski and Ilakkiya Murali from East Hills Girls Technology High School Northern College of the Arts and Technology dance students Sorelle, Hannah and Taryn from Dubbo College Senior Campus Miranda Hayman Ava Andis from Village Nation College Emily Perkin from Randwick Girls High School Bronte Mollison, Eve Albion, Julia Tedford, Trinity Dean and Gabriella Olivotto from Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy The kids from POSE PA Keilani Oloitoa from Helen Clark School of DancingLouis van Etten from Queensland Ballet Academy Royal Academy of Dance WA Grishko Award recipients Sonja Braunl from The Perth School of Ballet, Charley Travia from Perth Classical and Contemporary Coaching and Maisy Rose from Studio of Classical & Contemporary Dance Bunbury. Harmony Dinning from VPA Studios Wollongong and Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts. Wakakirri 2020 National Story of the Year Winners – Whitefriars School in SA, Newtown North Public School in NSW, Daramalan College from the ACT and The Ponds High School from NSW.