KAYLA VAN DEN BOGERT AT ROYAL DANISH BALLET SCHOOL
Kayla at Royal Danish Ballet School Denmark
Royal Danish School class participants
KAYLA VAN DEN BOGERT
15 Years Old
Karen Ireland Dance Centre
AHA Supreme Third placing 2015
Royal Danish Ballet School Denmark
I wish to thank Katie Haines and all the wonderful organisers and scholarship sponsors who are involved in the Alana Haines Awards 2017. To make the finals and be awarded a summer school scholarship to the Royal Danish Ballet was such a surprise and a dream come true.
During my two weeks at the Royal Danish Ballet Summer school I participated in the Elite Women’s Programme which included Classical class, Repertoire, Pointe class, pas de deux, conditioning and Pilates and modern/contemporary classes.
My favourite class was Classical and Pointe, and I enjoyed the challenge on Bourneville week, which was so different from my normal classical syllabus. I would like to thank all my summer school teachers, who are such an inspiration. Also a special thanks to Alexander Staeger (Director of the Summer school) and Meaghan Spedden (Assistant) who organised such a wonderful program.
This experience was so rewarding from the knowledge of what I have learnt to the making of new friends. It has only made me more determined to continue on to be the best I can be in classical ballet.