Macy Cook, SFB School 2018.jpg

Macy Cook, SFB School.jpg

Macy Cook at San Francisco Ballet



14 Years Old 

Student of

Chilton Ballet Academy 

Wellington NZ


AHA Awards Supreme A Winner 2017

Scholarship to

San Francisco Ballet School

Summer Intensive 3 weeks


Macy writes .....

The three weeks that I was fortunate enough to spend at San Francisco Ballet Summer Intensive was an incredible experience.  I learnt so much over these three weeks with San Francisco Ballet School faculty members.  It was wonderful to get such a vast range of different teachers.  All of the corrections and feedback I received from them were very beneficial and have really helped to improve my technique and artistry.


The classes we took were technique, pointe and repertoire, pas de deux, character, contemporary, pantomime, mat and conditioning.  A highlight for me was having technique and pas de deux classes with Mr Patrick Armand (Director, San Francisco Ballet School).  It was so much fun dancing with different people from around the world and I have definitely made some amazing friends. Staying in the dormitory was such a great experience and the staff and chaperones at San Francisco Ballet School were amazing.


Overall, I would like to say a massive thank you to the Alana Haines Awards and San Francisco Ballet School for making this unforgettable trip possible.  This trip was so inspirational and gave me a real insight into what the full time programme at San Francisco Ballet School is like.  I am sure that these three weeks will benefit my future in ballet in many ways.