Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Russell Kerr Ballet Scholarship

PRESS RELEASE: 12 November, 2012

Russell Kerr Ballet Scholarship

One year’s free full-time tertiary tuition at East Auckland Performing Arts in 2013

Auditions: 18 November, 2012

In recognition of one of New Zealand’s greatest choreographers, teachers and dancers– Russell KerrEast Auckland Performing Arts is giving one lucky young dancer the chance of a lifetime. EAPA is offering a promising young ballet dancer the opportunity to participate in a year’s free full-time training towards their 2-year Diploma in Dance and Theatre Arts (Level 5).

“When I was a young girl, Russell Kerr gave me the chance of a lifetime” says Director Elizabeth Harvey. “I was a member of his training course here in Auckland and later a member of his dance company – so I was taught by the very best”. Ms Harvey went on to have a 25 year career as an international dancer in both ballet companies and production shows, performing in Paris, London, Dublin, Iran, Las Vegas and Reno. “Now we are training dancers to a similar high level” she says.

Previous EAPA graduates include: Pamela Sidhu who is in her third year of training at the New Zealand School of Dance; Mio Shimazu who is dancing in Europe; Aurelian Child de Brocas who is studying at Alegria in Sydney; and Sun Lou who is attending the National Theatre Ballet School in Melbourne.


The faculty of teachers at East Auckland Performing Arts includes Carl Myers a former Senior Principal Dancer in London’s Royal Ballet Company who danced with Fonteyn and Nureyev. The course includes training in contemporary dance, jazz, tap and musical theatre as well as classical ballet.

Dancers who wish to audition should contact Director, Elizabeth Harvey to request an Application Form:

www.eapadance.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news