We’re pleased to announce that two of our students have been awarded medals at the Genée International Ballet Competition 2013. Isabelle Brouwers received silver, and John-Rhys Halliwell received bronze. John-Rhys also won the audience award which was voted for on the evening.
In total, 58 candidates from 14 different countries gathered in Glasgow to endure nine days of intense ballet training. After five days of coaching, followed by two days of Semi-finals, twelve finalists (nine female, three male) performed for a judging panel of top international ballet professionals. This included prima ballerina and President of the Royal Academy of Dance Darcey Bussell CBE, Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare, and Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet Christopher Hampson.
Huge congratulations to them both!