Congratulations to the following 2018 KHSD Graduates who were offered places for 2018.

 

Eva Tear was offered places at WAAPA and Transit Dance

Eva has chosen to continue her training at WAAPA

Wendy Seo was offered a place at WAAPA

Wendy has chosen to continue her training at WAAPA

Mikayla Brady was offered a place at ED5 International

where Mikayla has chosen to contune her musical theatre studies.

Well done everyone!

Congratulations to KHSDians Caitlin Melhuish and Charlotte Barker who represented KHSD and themselves beautifully at the RAD Bursary ACT Semi Finals at our very own studios KHSD@The Oak.

 

The adjudicator for the day was the very accomplished Adrian Burnett. So proud of you both and we are very pleased to announce that Caitlin will represent the ACT at the National Finals.

 

Caitlin danced beautifully at the finals and all of KHSD is very proud of both Caitlin and Charlotte for their achievements.

Congratulations to the following 2017 KHSD Graduates who were offered places for 2018.

 

Marcel Cole was offered places at WAAPA (both Diploma and Bachelor), QUT,

Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional, Transit Dance and New Zealand School of Dance.

He was offered a Vice Chancellor Scholarship of $10,000 for study at QUT.

Marcel has also been offered a scholarship to the Bolshoi Summer Intensive

in New York thanks to the Youth America Grand Prix Australian

Workshops - this will be taken up in 2018 

Marcel has chosen to continue his training at New Zealand School of Dance

Elliot Dunn was offered places at WAAPA (both Diploma and Bachelor), VCA and QUT.

He was also offered a Vice Chancellor Scholarship of $10,000 for study at QUT.

Elliot has chosen to continue his training at WAAPA

Sabrina Madaffari was offered places at WAAPA (both Diploma and Bachelor),

QUT and Transit Dance.

Sabrina has chosen to continue her training at WAAPA

Kate Bitmead was offered a place at WAAPA (Diploma).

Kate has chosen to continue her training at WAAPA 

We also like to mention 2015 graduate Katerina Babajanov who in the

middle of the year moved to Russia to continue her training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Well done everyone!

Congratulations to Kate Bitmead and Sabrina Madaffari who are Semi Finalists for the RAD Genée International Ballet Competition 2017. After a lot of hard work and attaining a Distinction for Advanced 2 the girls have qualified to compete this year at the Genée held in Lisbon Portugal. From 7 – 16 September the girls will participate in classes and coaching to then present a class on stage and their variations in front of a panel of judges (Dame Monica Mason - former Director of The Royal Ballet, Christopher Hampson - Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, Lynn Wallis OBE - Former Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance) Ms Kim and all of the KHSD faculty are very proud of Kate and Sabrina and wish them the best of luck and fun in Lisbon.

Congratulations to KHSDian Charlotte Barker- accepted into the Joffrey Summer School 2018 USA with Scholarship and an offer for the 4 year Full time course. We are so proud of you Charlotte

Kim Harvey School of Dance @ the Oak received the

"Art in Architecture Award" for its beautiful facilities

from the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 ACT Architecture Awards. The awards evening was at the National Arboretum on Saturday 25 June 2016

Congratulations to all KHSD dancers who recently participated in eisteddfods over term 2.

We would like to mention on top of fantastic results overall a special congratulations to the below.

Canberra Dance Festival

Kate Bitmead - Winner of the Senior Classical Scholarship, SportsTec Scholarship and Bellairs Voucher

Charlotte Barker - Winner of the Intermediate SportsTec Scholarship

Adele Hansen – Runner Up Junior Classical Scholarship

Emily McGrory- 1st Runner Up ACT Junior Theatrical Scholarship

Olivia Smith- 2nd Runner Up ACT Intermediate Theatrical Scholarship

Mikayla Brady- Winner of ACT Senior Theatrical Scholarship

 

Wollongong Eisteddfod

Mikayla Brady - Winner of the Senior Theatrical Scholarship,

Most Outstanding Senior Tap Award 

 

City of Sydney Senior Ballet Scholarship

Quarter finalists – Marcel Cole & Kate Bitmead

A few of KHSDs soloists performed recently at Riverside Dance Festival. The fantastic results can be seen here. We are very proud of every KHSD dancer who participated and performed showing their love of dance goes beyond KHSD walls. 

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

Federation University.

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.

KHSD and the Canberra Area Theatre Awards 22nd February 2014
 
The CAT awards nominations were on the 16th of December 2013. KHSD was loved by every judge who came along to the concert and many fantastic things were said about everyone involved in the show. On Saturday 22nd February KHSD performed the 'Intermission' piece from MY FAIR LADY at the CAT awards after a request from the organisers. Again there was an overwhelming positive response to our performance. The Musical Theatre and Acting talent of the Canberra region is phenomenal and we were very lucky to be a witness to a few of them at the awards gala.
 
We were very honoured to be included in this amazing event and congratulations to all!
 
Best Dance Production:
Winner - My Fair Lady and Dance Delights 2013
 
Best Dance Performance by an Individual or Ensemble:
Nomination - Jack Whiter as Prof Henry Higgins
Nomination - Gabrielle Carter as Eliza Doolittle
Winner - Intermediate Contemporary for Skyfall
 
Best Costume Designer for a Youth or School Production:
Winner - The Costume Team for My Fair Lady and Dance Delights.
Willam keeps the dream alive in NZ.
 
Our fabulous William has been offered a contract with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. William is excited to start the New Year with the company. 
 
For more about William click here
Gabby and Olivia do KHSD pround in Scotland at the 2013 Royal Acadamy of Dance International Genee Competition.
 
In September 2013 Gabrielle Carter and Olivia Hendry travelled to Glasgow to participate in the Genee ballet competition with 60 other dancers from around the world. Gabby and Olivia qualified for this prestigious event by achieving a distinction in their Advanced Two exam which was an achievement in itself. We are very proud of the girls and how they performed at the Genee. 
Kim Harvey School of Dance
KHSD Term Dates 2020                  

Term 1 – 10 February to 9 April            

Term 2 – 27 April to 3 July         

Term 3 –  20 July to 25 September

Term 4 – 12 October to TBC Dec 

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KHSD COMPULSORY EXAM INTENSIVE
5 - 9 OCTOBER
2020 CONCERT TBC

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