STELLA BYERS - NZ AT CANADA'S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL
Stella Byers with Ilze Titova, Teacher at Canada’s National Ballet School
14 Years Old
MT EDEN BALLET ACADEMY - NZ
AHA Awards placing 2017
Supreme A Finalist
CANADA’S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL
In July 2018 I traveled to Toronto, Canada, to take up my 4 week scholarship with Canada's National Ballet School.
My time in Toronto was fantastic and I loved attending class with the full-time students, and experiencing life living in the school residence. Every day I took classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and Modern dance. All the teachers were amazing, and I learnt so much over this time with each of them.
I was also honoured to have been selected to perform as part of a trio in the Stephen Godfrey Choreographic Workshop during my stay. This was an opportunity for some of my fellow students to showcase their own choreography, and it was wonderful to be able to present their work to the show audience. I really enjoyed the whole process of seeing the choreograhers bring their dance concept together, and have them working with us to bring it to life on stage. This was a real highlight for me, and was a wonderful learning experience.
I would like to thank AHA Awards for this opportunity, and to Canada’s National Ballet School for making me feel so welcome and giving me such a wonderful experience of full-time study life at their school.