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13 Years Old 

Student of

The Dance Centre Peregian Springs AU


Awards placing 2017

Junior Winner


Scholarship to

The Australian Ballet School


Alfie writes....

I recently attended the Australian ballet school in Melbourne having been kindly awarded a Scholarship to attend from the Alana Haines Awards 2017.


I attended the school for a week in March 2018 and joined the full time level 4 boys class and the level 3 ITP classes. I had such a great time and all the students were so kind and welcoming and I had a great insight into fulltime ballet training. And I hope one day will be able to take up fulltime ballet training somewhere.

I learnt so much in my week at the school and had classical classes contemporary classes and character classes. My main teachers were Mr Sergey Konstantinov and Mr Jiayin Du.


 I also met up with several friends who have joined the school full time this year and it was so cool to see them in Melbourne.


I would like to take this chance to thank the director and staff and all teachers at the Australian ballet school for allowing me into the fulltime classes and being so kind to me I had a constant smile on my face.!


And finally of course the Alana Haines trust for this amazing scholarship and opportunity and also my entry into YAGP 2018 which I am working hard towards and I hope to do the AHA trust proud in April 2018.