Recent News​

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Congratulations to our gorgeous Gabrielle Krinas, chosen as ACT Finalist for the Royal Academy of Dance Australia Advanced 1 Bursary 2022

Photo: ES Fotografi                                                             April 2022  

Super proud of this young lady. Georgia has been accepted, with direct entry, to the Royal Ballet School’s Summer Intensive at White Lodge. Let’s hope the world allows us to get there.

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Fantastic news!! Georgette has been offered a place in the Sydney Dance Company Pre Professional Course for 2022 and Queensland College of Dance Pre-Professional Classical stream for 2022

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Congratulations to our Sophie Buck who has been accepted into Queensland College of Dance Full-time Contemporary stream. Super proud of you Soph

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We are so very proud to announce that Georgia Willshire has been accepted into Queensland Ballet Academy’s 2022 Full time Academy Program, Level 3.

Georgia Willshire, has also been accepted into the Royal Ballet School White Lodge Summer Intensive 2022 and Ballet Opera de Paris Summer Intensive 2021. Georgia, 14 yrs, was selected from 630 International applicants. What an honour!   

 Picture: PureDynamics Photography - Sydney                                               Sept 2021    

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Very exciting news! Charlotte Seymour has wasted no time in her first 3 weeks in Rhode Island USA. Charlotte has been cast as Clara in Festival Ballet Providence’s brand new production of The Nutcracker, to be choreographed by Yury Yanowsky!

Charli and her family will be living on Rhode Is. for the next 11 months.

So very proud of you Charli! What an opportunity and experience for a 13 yr old.

Congratulations

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Congratulations to Emily McGrory 2021 Canberra Dance Festival Theatrical Scholarship Winner.

Another congratulations to Elle Krinas 2021 Canberra Dance Festival Theatrical Scholarship Runner Up.

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 Pictured KHSD CDF Theatrical Scholarship participants: L-R Emily McCosker, EMily McGrory, Elle Krinas            

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12 & Under Troupe

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14 & Under Troupe

Congratulations to all the KHSD performance students who participated in the 2021 Canberra Dance Festival. We performed 23 routines and had a fabulous time!

At CDF instead of awarding prizes for each section, groups are given a ranking from the adjudicator, the rankings are as follows:

Highly Commended (up to 65 points)

Excellence (66 to 80 points)

Outstanding (81 to 90 points)

Superior (91 points and up)

 

Results:

12 & Under Troupe

Classical Ballet (Xmas) - Superior 98 points
Demi (Ponies) - Superior 95 points
Lyrical (Pure Imagination) - 94 points
Jazz (Barbie) - Outstanding 90 points

14 & Under Troupe

Contemporary B (Triangles) - Superior 96 points
Contemporary A (Phone) - Superior 92 points
Jazz - Outstanding 90 points

Broadway Jazz - Superior 99 points! 
Classical - Superior 97 points
Demi - Superior 96 points
Tap B (Legally Blonde) - Superior 96 points
Tap A (Pen Pal) - Outstanding 90 points

Senior Troupe

Classical (Echappe Ballet) - Superior 96 points
Classical (Gypsy Ballet) - Superior 95 points
Production ( Six ) - Superior 98points
Contemporary (Hair) - Superior 97 points
Contemporary (Enigma) - Superior 95 points
Lyrical (Gloriana) - Superior 96 points
Lyrical (Wade in the Water) - Superior 93 points
Broadway (Champagne) - Superior 95 points
Jazz/Musical Theatre (Poker Face) - Superior 96 points
Tap B (End of Time) - Superior 95 points
Tap A (Sister Act) - Outstanding 89 points

                                                                  June 2021

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12 & Under Troupe

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Senior Troupe

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KHSD 14 & under and Senior performance troupe participated in the Royal Academy of Dance ACT/Riverina Gala 2021. This one-off gala performance evening featured the talent of dance students from ACT/Riverina and NSW regions in a programme which spaned genres from ballet to Broadway and contemporary to character.

 

A celebration of dance which honours both the centenary of the Royal Academy of Dance and Ausdance ACT’s Australian Dance Week celebrations

A review of the Gala from the Canberra Critics Circle can be read here.

                                                                               

Pictured - 14 & Under performance members Georgia Willshire, Isabella Willshire & Gabrielle Krinas                                                                                         

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12 & Under Troupe

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14 & Under Troupe

Congratulations to all the KHSD performance students who participated in the 2021 Riverside Dance Festival. So wonderful to be performing for a full audience again.

Results:

12 & Under troupe

2nd Lyrical

14 & Under Troupe

1st Classical

1st Demi Character

1st Contemporary

2nd Tap

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Senior Troupe

1st Classical

1st Contemporary

HC Lyrical

HC Tap

HC Broadway                                                         April 2021

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Senior Troupe

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Senior Troupe

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A few KHSDians at Backstage Door of the Sydney Opera house with our gorgeous KHSDian ambassador Dimity Azoury, Principal of The Australian Ballet Company.

                                                                                April 2021

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Charlotte (level 3) and Georgia (Invitee Level 4) enjoyed their classes at The Australian Ballet School in April.

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Congratulations to the following 2020 KHSD Graduates who were offered places for 2021.

 

Olivia Willshire was offered places at Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance,

QLD College of Dance, Brent Street and Patrick Studios.

Olivia has chosen to continue her training at QLD College of Dance in 2022

Cailtin Melhuish was offered a place at WAAPA where she has chosen to continue her training in classical dance.

Madeleine Wells was offered a place at QLD College of Dance where she has chosen to continue her training.

Alyccia Titmuss was offered places at QLD College of Dance and Ev & Bow.

Alyccia has chosen to continue her training at QLD College of Dance.

Sophie Dimoff was offered places at The Next Step Performing Arts and Brent Street. Sophie has chosen to continue her training at Brent Street

Well done everyone! We are all very proud.

Wonderful news and opportunity for Georgia Willshire! 13 year old Georgia has been awarded a Direct Entry Award by The Royal Ballet School, London. This award guarantees Georgia a place of her choice to either Spring White Lodge, Spring Hong Kong, Summer White Lodge or Summer Covent Garden for 2021 with no application fee payable!

Georgia has also been accepted into the QLD Ballet Guest Associate Program Level 5 and is currently on the Australian Ballet School ITP Program Level 3.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                      August 2020

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Congratulations to the following 2019 KHSD Graduates who were offered places for 2020.

 

Madylinn Bayliss was offered places at WAAPA and Ev & Bow and VCA.

Madi has chosen to continue her training at WAAPA

Cailtin Melhuish was offered a place at WAAPA

Cailtin has chosen to continue her training at KHSD for 2020

Anjelica Nikias was offered a place at Brent Street where she has chosen to continue her musical theatre studies.

Well done everyone!

Congratulations KHSD's own Dimity Azoury. The Australian Ballets newest Principal. We are so extremely proud.

December 2019

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Congratulations to Charlotte Fisk who has been selected to attend the Sydney Dance Company’s 2020 Summer Contemporary Youth Dance Lab at the Sydney Dance Company Studios January 6-10 inclusive. This Dance Lab has been specifically designed for young dancers who show commitment and passion to their dancing and allows young dancers to work with industry-based artists and observe alongside Australia’s leading contemporary dance company in action. A super opportunity! Charlotte was one of only 14 students selected from 100+ applications. The course will be run by Holy Doyle, dancer with the company for the last 7 years, Rafael Bonachela and choreographer Zachary Lopez. 

Charlotte is also the recipient of the 2020 KHSD Contemporary Scholarship

 

December 2019

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Congratulations Georgia Willshire who has been recently attended The Royal Ballet School’s Winter Intensive in Japan, December 2019!  Georgia has also been offered a place at The Royal Ballet Spring Intensive in Hong Kong 2020! Congratulations Georgia

December 2019

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Congratulations to our lovely group of 11-15yr old KHSDians who took part in the Russian Master Classes and NSW Classical Ballet Awards at the McDonald College College in Sydney. Super proud of you all!

Woo hoo! 11 year old Charli Seymour took out 2nd Place in the 11-12 year old section.

Teachers and adjudicators were Sergey Konstantinov and Irina Konstantinov from The Australian Ballet School

October 2019

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Caitlin Melhuish has been offered a residential place on the Covent Garden Summer Intensive at the Royal Ballet School! What a wonderful opportunity for Caitlin.

We are all so pleased and excited for her.

July 2019

So proud of these lovelies representing KHSD at the AHA Awards in Wellington NZ.     Eloise, Georgette and Caitlin.

 

April 2019

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Wonderful news! Congratulations to Eloise Alsop, Cailtin Melhuish and Georgia WiIshire. Eloise has been accepted into the Conservatory Program and or the 5 Week Advanced Summer Intensive in Chicago at the Joffrey Ballet Academy, the official school and only training program of the Joffrey Ballet Company. USA! The Conservatory Program is for a select number of students displaying a high level of technique, dedication and artistry. We are so proud and pleased as punch for the recognition for you Eloise. Caitlin has been offered a place in the 5 week Advanced Summer intensive at the Joffrey Chicago Ballet School and Georgia has been offered a place in the Junior! Very proud of you girls.

April 2019

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Georgia successfully auditioned from a field of 200 11 and 12 year olds to be 1 of 30 to appear in the Victorian State Ballet Company’s production of Don Quixote in Sydney in March

February 2019

The KHSD family would like to congratulate Ms Kim who was presented with the RAD Presidents Award. This evening at cocktail party at the Hyatt Ms Kim received the award from Bronwyn Watkins and Luke Rittner of the RAD. The President’s award is given to an individual who has for many years dedicated themselves over and above the call of duty to the Royal Academy of Dance in particular and to the art of dance in general. I think we can all agree that’s Kim Harvey. Presidents awards are a rare and distinguished honour. What a way to start 30 years of KHSD!

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Some of KHSDs R.A.D exam students recently participated in the annual Betsy Sawers Memorial Graded and Vocational Awards. Everyone danced beautifully and we are proud of every one who took to the stage. Results can be seen here.

KHSD Performance groups and some soloists performed recently at  Wagga Wagga eisteddfod. 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.