Katie Haines
5th February 2020


15 Years Old

Student of

The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School


Supreme B Semi Finalist 2019

AHA Scholarship to

The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary, London

Milei writes …..

“This year, I was incredibly fortunate to have visited The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary for two weeks through a scholarship I received from the Alana Haines Awards 2019. My experience at the Rambert School is a time I will cherish forever in my heart. I saw unimaginable amount of talent and commitment from the students at the Rambert School. The teachers were so knowledgeable and passionate about the art form of dance, I learnt some life lasting advice from them.

My day would commence at 9:00am and end at around 4:00-6:00pm. My schedule would consist of ballet, pointe, repertoire, pas de deux, contemporary, music workshops and improvisation classes. I learnt three styles of contemporary which were Cunningham, release and graham. I took great pleasure in learning all these different styles. 

I was also fortunate to have observed a rehearsal that was performed by second year students. It was a contemporary piece that was choreographed by a graduate student from the Rambert School and I was astonished with the performance. The choreography itself was extraordinary and the students performed it with precision and devotion.

I want to thank the Rambert School for having me, I truly had the most amazing time. 

Words cannot express how thankful I am to Katie Haines and the Alana Haines committee for giving me this incredible opportunity. I am so appreciative for the amount of time and effort they put in to make this experience possible and worthwhile.”