Alana Haines Australasian awards

The AHA Awards is the largest in Australasia and has a significant impact on the dancers – often launching them onto the world stage.

2019 event will be larger than ever taking up to 600 contestants from throughout Australasia who will compete for $450,000 Awards including prestigious international scholarships. 
TV News item 2015 
TV Advert 2019

Your support will make this prestigious event memorable

Background to the AHA Awards. HERE.

Past winners and finalists – Where are they now?

Cash Awards and Scholarships

All 22 finalists – 11 from ‘Junior Scholars’ & 11 from ‘Supreme Awards’ A & B sections combined will win cash awards plus training scholarships. Scholarship Sponsors are asked to include accommodation for recipient where possible. Airfares for recipient only will be paid by AHA Awards if the Scholarship is out of their country provided the recipient completes the full training course offered by scholarship sponsor.

Scholarship Funding

All recipients need to apply via application form at least 3 months prior to attending their scholarship & attended within 12 months of the previous event. It is compulsory for recipients to send AHA a word doc scholarship review plus JPG photo re the Scholarship they attended. All recipient reviews will be posted on our website – see Updates Page


Please assist our talented young Australasian dancers receive inspirational training & experience. 
Registered Charitable Trust No: CC34088

The AHA Awards is a registered non-profit organization run by volunteers & so all proceeds go back to the dancers. This is invaluable advertising for any dance-related business as your logo & link to your homepage will be displayed on our website & remains there indefinitely if your sponsorship is ongoing. . Our website also creates interest between events with recipient scholarship reviews & career updates plus other significant international dance news. All Sponsors are welcome to share any news or audition/production announcements by emailing or messaging me so I can share your information on our facebook page.

Program adverts are reserved strictly for Sponsors.

Your donation will assist young dancers’ careers to inspire & foster excellence within the arts while providing a valuable career platform for our top young dancers at a crucial stage in their lives.


We are proud to offer contestants a world class International jury & training scholarships.
International Scholarships are listed In alphabetical order. 

Alberta Ballet School – Calgary Alberta Canada
Bottaini Merlo International Center of Arts – Munich Germany 
Canada’s National Ballet School – Toronto Canada       
Centre International de Danse Rosella Hightower – Cannes France 
Elmhurst Ballet School – Birmingham UK
Houston Ballet – Texas USA
Melbourne City Ballet – Australia
New Zealand School of Dance – Wellington
Paris Opera Ballet – Paris France
Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance – London
Royal Danish Ballet School – Copenhagen Denmark   
Royal New Zealand Ballet – Wellington
Stuttgart Ballet’s John Cranko School – Germany       
Texas Ballet Theater – Fort Worth Texas
The Australian Ballet School – Melbourne
The Harid Conservatory – Florida USA 
The McDonald College – NSW Australia
Queensland Ballet – QLD Australia

DOWNLOAD the complete Scholarship list

Please support us

We are always grateful for the support that our sponsors and patrons offer the AHA Trust and the Alana Haines Awards. 

Sponsors/donations will be acknowledged in the Gold/Silver/Bronze Cash Sponsor page in program.
Recipients often cannot attend their scholarships unless airfares are paid for & some accommodation provided, so all donations will contribute towards both airfares & cash awards.
Please download the Award Sponsor/Donations letter below which outlines benefits to you.



If you are interested in helping to ensure the successful future of the AHA Awards and to support the growth of these young and talented dancers, please don’t hesitate to contact me now with any suggestions and how you can help AHA now and in the future.

                      Katie Haines
                      37 Hathaway Ave,
                      Karori, Wellington 6012 NZ 
                      Ph +64 4 9760581 - 021 1469571
                      [email protected]

                    For all Cash Awards/donations, please find Banking details here