KOHANA WILLIAMS NZ AT CLASSICAL COACHING AUSTRALIA
Kohana at the Classical Coaching Australia
12 years old
Mount Eden Ballet Academy
Auckland, New Zealand
AHA Awards Junior Semi-Finalist 2017
Classical Coaching Australia
Kohana writes ....
I would like to thank Katie Haines and others who worked so hard at Alana Haines Awards, and also scholarship sponsors. A big thank you to Janine McGrath at Classical Coaching Australia for the wonderful opportunity for me to attend a one week summer school in Brisbane.
I so much loved having a classical class whole morning.
I learned so many new techniques and found some new muscles to work with from both classical teachers miss Janine and miss Sim.
In the afternoon, we had a repertoire class then contemporary with Riley Baldwin.
I especially enjoyed repertoire class taught by Isobelle Dashwood from the Australian Ballet. She is an ex Classical Coaching student and is a such a beautiful role model and dancer. She explained to us the artistry side of variations. I could understand the depth of story behind each variations and the importance of that. Bluebird is a good example. This made me determined to practice more so I could improve my dance.
I enjoyed meeting many good dancers and making new friends.
The whole experience was inspirational and it will be with me forever.
I have brought some new techniques, knowledge, and determinations home with me which will definitely help me improve a lot.