Royal Winnipeg Ballet School invites FVAD studentsOctober 18, 2018
Royal Winnipeg Ballet School invites six FVAD students for Summer 2019 following auditions in Vancouver on Sunday, October 16!
Maisie Allison, Chase Bradley, Allison Delves, Andrew Delves, Jasia Greenan and Mikayla Pelletier of Fraser Valley Academy of Dance were among the few who qualified for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School summer session following successful auditions in October.
Over 500 students will audition across the country for a coveted 100 places.
Only a handful of those attending the summer sessions will be invited to the RWBS Professional Ballet Program, where FVAD PPA alumna Priscilla Gubiotti, Marin Greenan and Brooke Thomas are currently training full-time. Former student Josh Phillips continued on to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company Aspirant Program.
Being accepted into the summer school is only the 1st stage in what will be an ongoing audition process. The 2nd stage is making it through the summer school and being invited to a school’s Professional Ballet Program. Even then, students are continually assessed during the full-time program. If the student demonstrates progress and a healthy work ethic, he or she will be invited back for another year.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Ballet School has long offered elite training programs for students who wish to pursue a career in dance. If accepted after the summer school 2nd stage audition, students are invited from academic Grade 6 to 12 to train full-time with the school. Students live in residence and participate in a half-day academic program which enables them to train additional hours per day in ballet.
To prepare for these full-time programs, Fraser Valley Academy of Dance provides students with an ideal opportunity for high-quality training with their half-day Pre-Professional Academy (PPA) program. Artistic Director John Carney has developed his own syllabus for the Academy, merging the advanced training of the British Royal Ballet School and Russian Vaganova School, while incorporating the more basic Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.
With so many students successful in their auditions with top ballet company schools, the results speak for themselves. The quality of training and calibre of teaching at the Academy is exceptional, not just for a small town like Mission, or within the Fraser Valley, but across Canada.
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