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
12 & Under Troupe
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.
12 & Under troupe
14 & Under Troupe
1st Demi Character
HC Broadway April 2021
A few KHSDians at Backstage Door of the Sydney Opera house with our gorgeous KHSDian ambassador Dimity Azoury, Principal of The Australian Ballet Company.
Charlotte (level 3) and Georgia (Invitee Level 4) enjoyed their classes at The Australian Ballet School in April.
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 Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in Munich, Germany
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
So proud of these lovelies representing KHSD at the AHA Awards in Wellington NZ. Eloise, Georgette and Caitlin.
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.
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
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!
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.