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Sienna Going at Carole Speirs 



12 Years Old 


Student of

Cameron Ballet Academy (Auckland) and New Zealand School of Dance Scholars Programme


Junior Semi-finalist 2019

 Scholarship to Auckland Academy of Dance Vocational Seminar


Sienna writes …

Thank you so much Katie Haines and all who worked hard so dancers like myself could take part in the Alana Haines Awards. I felt so privileged to receive a scholarship to the Auckland Academy of Dance Vocational Seminar which prepares dancers for their Royal Academy of Dance exams.


I loved all the classes: stretch, classical syllabus, and virtuosity. I was delighted to have Sue Nicholls, who is an examinar for RAD and teaches at the New Zealand School of Dance, and Carole Speirs, who is an examinar for RAD and the director of the Vocational Seminars and Classical Ballet at the Auckland Academy of Dance, tutoring our classes. Both tutors were exceptionally knowledgeable about the RAD syllabus and correct technique. This was a great opportunity to fine tune my dances, exercises and technique for my ballet exam which meant I went into the exam a couple of weeks later with more confidence.


I learnt a great deal and picked up some helpful imagery to become a better dancer. During the week I met many close friends of mine and made new friends.

This has been such a great experience. I am very grateful for Alana Haines and Auckland Academy of Dance.