Ballerina competition winner announced
We are proud to announce the winner of the Ballerina movie competition, organised in partnership with eOne Films.
Ava Pryde aged 6, has won a year’s free dance classes with an RAD Registered Teacher, starting in March. Ava will take RAD ballet classes at the Sophie Gallie Dance Academy in Chester.
To be in with the chance of winning, entrants had to answer a simple question about the Ballerina film online. Over 1,500 people from across the UK applied, in the hope of ‘following their dreams’ and learning to dance, like Felicie, the main character in the film.
The RAD is very pleased to have been able to offer the opportunity for a young dancer to learn with an RAD Registered Teacher for a year. There are over 8,000 teachers registered with the RAD worldwide - many qualified in a range of styles. All RAD Registered Teachers hold a recognised dance teaching qualification and are required to keep their skills up to date through our Continuing Professional Development scheme. The Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher Status ensures that you are learning with a teacher who is qualified, safe and reliable.
Paula Hunt, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dance commented: 'I am delighted that we have been able to offer a young dancer the opportunity to learn with an RAD Registered Teacher, through this competition with eOne. The Ballerina film has really captured the imagination of young and aspiring dancers, and we hope that they continue to be inspired by dance. We wish Ava the very best for her ballet classes at Sophie Gallie Dance Academy; I am sure she will take away skills that she will be able to use in the dance studio and beyond.’