Adopt a Dancer

DON’T do what’s easy, DO what’s right!

It is imperative for the artistic & technical development that we create opportunity for our students  to travel abroad at least twice annually.

Mentors identify high focus events that support the BWHPLS ethos and can further a students dance training/career once they achieve a pre/professional level.

Traveling expenses related to international exposure for Ballet West, although kept to the bare minimum, put an enormous strain on the finances of the school, students and their families.

Each senior student has been teamed up with a junior and as motivation their achievements for 2019 and goals for 2020 has been itemized to encourage your to support.

As a registered charity institution we are able to provide tax certificates for donations so ask you to generously support one of the 6 senior/junior teams particularly close to your heart and help us make dreams come true.

How you can help us...

Adopt a Dancer Teams

MICHAELA FAIRON

&

SOPHIE STEWART

JOSIE RIDGWAY

&

LILLY HUTCHISON

TENIKA RUSH

&

ROSIE JAMESON

LUCIANO GHIDOLI

&

FINN ANDERSON

CHRISTIE ANDERSON

&

MILLIE BONNIWELL

SOPHIE MARSH

&

HANNAH SMART

COSTUME FUND

&

POINTE SHOE

Team

Michaela Fairon & Sophie Stewart

 

MICHAELA FAIRON, 15 years

BWHPLS 2013 - 2020

Target - £6300,00

2020 GOALS

2019 Achievements

  • VKIBC New York Finals - Student Division Silver Classical Medalist & Gala Contemporary Performance

  • BBGP London - Intermediate silver medalist & Ensemble gold medalist

  • SYBGP Dundee - Mids Silver medalist

  • RAD Scotland Senior Awards -Adv 1/2/Solo Seal award.

  • Scottish Open Apparatus Edinburgh - 1st place overall/Level 3

  • The Thistle Invitational Gymnastics Event Edinburgh - overall 1st place.

  • Cecchetti Advanced 1 exam - 90%

  • RAD Advanced 1 exam - 87%

SOPHIE STEWART, 12 years

BWHPLS 2019 - 2020

Target - £1110,00

2020 GOALS

2019 Achievements

  • BBGP London - finalist

  • Cecchetti grade 4 exam - 85%

  • RAD Grade 4 Exam - 83%

  • Scottish Rhythmic Gymnastics Performance Pathway Programme- considered for selection to represent Scotland

Team

Josie Ridgway & Lilly Hutchison

 

JOSIE RIDGWAY, 18 years

BWHPLS 2016 - 2020

Target - £7450,00

2020 GOALS

2019 Achievements

  • VKIBC New York Finals - Junior Division Gold Contemporary Medalist & Gala Performance

  • BBGP London - Ensemble gold medalist & Best choreography

  • Cecchetti Advanced 1 Exam - 91%

  • Cecchetti Vocational Awards London - commendation for the Barbara Geoghegan Award

LILLY HUTCHISON, 11 years

BWHPLS 2019 - 2020

Target - £760,00

2019 Achievements

  • Cecchetti Grade 3 Exam - 84%

  • RAD Grade 3 Exam - 76%

2020 GOALS

Team

Tenika Rush & Rosie Jameson

 

TENIKA RUSH, 14 years

BWHPLS 2018 - 2020

Target - £9450,00

2020 GOALS

2019 Achievements

  • RAD - Intermediate Exam 87%

  • VKIBC New York Finals - Youth Division Gold Contemporary Medalist

  • BBGP London - Intermediate bronze medalist & Ensemble gold medalist

  • SYBGP Dundee - Mids Gold medalist

  • Scottish Open Apparatus and Level 1 & 2 Edinburgh - 1st places overall

  • Cecchetti Intermediate Exam 85%

ROSIE JAMESON, 11 years

BWHPLS 2019 - 2020

Target - £760,00

2019 Achievements

  • Cecchetti Grade 3 Exam - 90%

  • RAD Grade 3 Exam - 82%

  • Scottish Rhythmic Gymnastics Performance Pathway Programme- considered for selection to represent Scotland

2020 GOALS

Team

Luciano Ghidoli & Finn Anderson

 

LUCIANO GHIDOLI, 19 years

BWHPLS 2017 - 2020

Target - £7450,00

2020 GOALS

2019 Achievements

  • RAD - Advanced 2 Exam 93%

  • BBGP London - Advanced silver medalist

  • SYBGP Dundee - Senior Gold Medalist & SYBGP Champion

  • RAD Scotland Senior awards - Raymond Kaye Memorial Award for the most promising male dancer

  • Cecchetti Advanced 1 Exam 91%

  • Cecchetti Vocational Awards London - Fewster Runner up Scholarship

FINN ANDERSON, 10 years

BWHPLS 2019 - 2020

Target - £760,00

2019 Achievements

  • SYBGP Dundee - artistry award for Pre Competitive 1

  • Cecchetti Grade 3 Exam - 88%

  • RAD Grade 3 Exam - 92%

2020 GOALS

Team

Christie Anderson & Millie Bonniwell

 

CHRISTIE ANDERSON, 16 years

BWHPLS 2019 - 2020

Target - £1000,00

2020 GOALS

2019 Achievements

MILLIE BONNIWELL, 9 years

BWHPLS 2019 - 2020

Target - £160,00

2019 Achievements

  • Cecchetti Grade 3 Exam - 84%

  • RAD Grade 3 Exam - 76%

2020 GOALS

Team

Sophie Marsh & Hannah Smart

 

SOPHIE MARSH, 15 years

BWHPLS 2019 - 2020

Target - £900,00

2020 GOALS

2019 Achievements

  • Cecchetti Intermediate Exam 75%

HANNAH SMART, 13 years

BWHPLS 2019 - 2020

Target - £850,00

2019 Achievements

2020 GOALS

Costume / Pointe Shoe Fund

 

COSTUME / POINTE SHOE FUND

Fundraising Target - £17500,00

As a small school requiring students to board, the annual fees are in the region of £15000 per student for their families account. In addition the dance gear & pointe shoe expenses amount to around £2000 annually per female student.

Costuming expenses are shared with a communal wardrobe that requires an annual expenditure of £3500 to accommodate the growing physiques, both genders & the various genres students are required to perform at each event.

Thank you for supporting this initiative.

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Ballet West

01866 822641 | office@balletwest.ac.uk
Ichrachan House, Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1HP, Scotland

Company Number: SC175325

Scottish Charity Number: SC022105

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