Kim Harvey School of Dance @ the Oak was recently featured on the TV program Pushing Boundries Australia, a show that counts down from 10 to 1 - Australia's most impressive architectural statements in each state for 2017. The Oak was apart of the 2 ACT episodes and was very honoured to be selected 4th. You can see the footage here KHSD @ the Oak starts at 6:30.
It was lovely to sit in the audience and watch all the young dancers and choreography at Escalate on Sunday 9th April 2017. KHSD is Especially proud of Mikayla Brady and her choreography and her fellow KHSDian dancers Sabrina Madaffari, Elliot Dunn, Marcel Cole and Olivia Smith (pictured). You can read a lovely review of the showcase here. Thank you Liz Lea and Ausdance ACT for this wonderful mentoring initiative and all the mentors. Mikayla was very blessed to have Paul Knobloch as her mentor. Anyone interested in being involved in Escalate in the future can follow this link for more details.
Congratulations to 2016 KHSD Graduate Emily Mulholland who was offered places at
VCA - Bachelor in Dance and WAAPA - Bachelor in Dance.
Emily will be continuing her professional dance training in Perth at the
Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts
Well done Emily!
On December 10 2016 Charlotte Barker represented KHSD and the ACT/Southern New South Wales in Sydney as a finalist in the RAD Genee Dance Challenge. We are all very proud of Charlotte.
Click on the photo to read more about it in the Canberra Times article.
Congratulations to the following 2015 KHSD Graduates who were offered places for 2016.
Laura Rainey - offered a place at VCA- Bachelor in Dance for 2016 but has chosen
to accept an offer at the Queensland Conservatorium through Griffith University
for a Bachelor of Music majoring in Classical Voice Performance
Aliya Chalmers will be continuing to dance with (NAISDA)
The National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association Dance College
Isabelle Knevett will be continuing to dance at Ev and Bow, Sydney
Annie Kruger - ACPA, Adelaide Company of Performing Arts
Charli Scott - VCA Bachelor of Dance
Katerina Babajanov will be continuing to dance at AMPA. Kat was also offered places at the National College of Dance, Transit Dance and Queensland National Ballet School
Also Zahra Dixon former KHSDian who recently completed training at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet will be continuing to dance with the New Zealand School of Dance this year.
Well done girls!
Kate Bitmead (pictured right) recently represented KHSD at the ACT RAD Bursary Semi Finals in Sydney. She is off to Melbourne at the end of November as the ACT finalist. Well Done Kate!
Kate Bitmead (pictured left) recently competed in the prestigious Robert & Elizabeth Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship for 14 & 15 years, which is apart of th City of Sydney Eisteddfod. Kate progressed through to the Semi Finals. Well done Kate!
KHSD's Dimity Azoury has been promoted to Soloist with The Australian Ballet. We are very proud and excited to see her bright future with The Australian Ballet unfold.
Recently KHSDian Antonia Hewitt has accepted a contract with Rambert Dance Company in the UK. Antonia has been dancing with the Royal New Zealand Ballet as we are very excited to follow her on her continuing dance journey.
2014 KHSD Graduates have a many choices for their future in dance.
They have a lot to be proud of and we are very proud of them.
Olivia Hendry - WAAPA Classical Diploma, QUT BA in Dance Performance, VCA BA in Dance,
Joffrey Ballet NYC and AMDA USA. Olivia was offered a $10,000 - Vice-Chancellor's Creative Industries ( Dance ) Scholarship from QUT for 2015.
Olivia has chosen to continue her studies at WAAPA.
Gabrielle Carter- WAAPA Diploma in Classical Dance, QUT BA in Dance Performance,
VCA BA in Dance, Joffrey Ballet USA, AMDA USA.
Gabby has chosen to continue her studies at QUT.
Natalie Whalley - WAAPA Diploma in Classical Ballet or BA Contemporary Dance,
QUT BA in Dance Performance, VCA BA in Dance, AMDA USA and BA in Musical Theatre at
Natalie has chosen to continue her studies at WAAPA.
Montanna Cloos - WAAPA Classical Diploma, QUT BA in Dance and VCA BA in Dance
Jack Whiter - NZSD Classical Stream, Queensland Ballet Pre Professional Year and WAAPA Classical Diploma.
Jack has chosen to continue his studies at NZSD.
Talisha Jackson - Shortlisted Disney Hong Kong
Information on past KHSD students is constantly updated and we have many dancing
and performaing in Australia and around the world.
If you would like to know more about past students please click here.
KHSD and the Canberra Area Theatre Awards 21st February 2015
The CAT awards nominations dinner was on the 15th of December 2014, a big
Congratulations to KHSD who have received the following nominations for the
ACTEWAGL Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Awards 2014!
Best Dance Production - Oz the Great and Powerful
Best Costume Designer for a Musical or Variety Show - Oz the Great and Powerful
Best Dance Performance by an Individual or Ensemble -
Olivia Hendry (As Theodora in the Oz the Great and Powerful
Elliot Dunn (for his role in the Smash Medley in Dance Delights 2014
Patricia Kelson Encouragement Award
Zac Medved in Oz The Great and Powerful
Also nominated for roles in their school productions are KHSDians
Best Youth Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Annie Kruger as Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, Brindabella Christian College
Best Youth Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.
Natalie Whalley as Kate in The Taming of The Shrew, Daramalan Theatre Company
Best Director of a School or Youth Musical
Past Student Lucy Smith for The Little Mermaid, Daramalan Theatre Company, Canberra
Well done to all of KHSD!
A huge congratulations to Eliza Sanders
A 2014 New Zealand School of Dance Graduate (contemporary stream)
Eliza was accepted into the Sydney Dance Company Pre Professional Year.
However she will not be taking up the offer.
Instead she will be exploring the world of dance
with a $10,000 grant from the Australia Council.