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Primrose with Canterbury Ballet Tutors Taisia Missevich and Lily Cartwright



12 Years Old

Student of

Classical Coaching Australia with Janine McGrath


                AHA Junior Semi-Finalist 2015

Scholarship to

Canterbury Ballet Christchurch New Zealand


Primrose writes....

I would first like to say a massive thank you to Katie Haines and the volunteers and scholarship sponsors who are involved in the renowned Alana Haines Awards for the golden opportunity to train for one week at Canterbury Ballet in Christchurch New Zealand. I learned a great amount of new technique corrections from this experience and I’m very thankful that I was able to receive this scholarship.


During my time there I participated in a typical full-time week, which included Classical class, Repertoire, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Conditioning and Jazz. My favourite class was Classical. I enjoyed the challenging work that made me stretch beyond my boundaries. I would also like to say a heart-felt thank you to Ms Taisia, Ms Lily and all the teachers at Canterbury Ballet. I learnt so much and was able to take away some very valuable tips from these wonderful instructors.


It was a pleasure being part of the Alana Haines Awards in 2015 and I am very grateful to have received a scholarship. I loved every minute in Christchurch, meeting new people and making life long friends. Because of these awards students like me are able to take part in such learning experiences. Thank you to everyone involved. Because of you I now feel more determined and have greater knowledge in the art I love.