Competitions and Awards
RAD Senior Awards Day 2015
Huge congratulations to Ballet West students Emma Thomas, Oscar Ward and Emily Corbitt who each won awards at the RAD Senior Awards Day 2015.
Emma - runner up advanced level, Oscar - winner of the advanced level and Emily won the Terry Darke Memorial Award for musicality.
Prix de Lausanne!
Natasha Watson is the only UK candidate chosen to participate in this year's prestigious Prix de Lausanne!
In 2013, Natasha was a bronze medalist at the Genée International Ballet Competition. Following her success at this competition, Natasha Watson danced with Scottish Ballet on their 2014 tour of Hansel and Gretel. Natasha has returned to continue her studies at Ballet West and is due to graduate with a BA (Hons) in 2015.
Isabella Swietlicki won the prestigious Molly Lake Award for the "Best British Young Dancer of the Year" and is heading to New Zealand for the Genée International Ballet Competition. In 2014, she won a bronze medal at the Genee International Ballet Competition.
Gillian Barton, Principal of Ballet West congratulated Isabella: "This is a remarkable achievement for Isabella. She is an exceptionally talented and dedicated student and richly deserves her success."
Isabella trained as a dancer at Ballet West since she was 7-years-old. Isabella was chosen as a "poster girl" by the Royal Academy of Dance to advertise the Genée Challenge. She has danced solo roles in the Ballet West tours of The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Romeo & Julient tours in Scotland and China in previous years.
Royal Academy of Dance Senior Awards Day
Natasha Watson with Scottish Ballet Artistic Director, Christopher Hampson
Congratulations to Natasha Watson, 16 year old full time student at Ballet West who won the overall prize at the Royal Academy of Dance Senior Awards Day.
This year the competition was judged by the Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, Christopher Hampson.
Two of Ballet West's students have been selected as the faces for the Genée International Ballet Competition 2012.
Bella Swietlicki - the face for Genée Dance Challenge 2012
Sarah Mortimer - one of the finalists for the Genee International Ballet Competition 2011 held in South Africa and poster girl for the 2012 competition to be held in Wellington, New Zealand.