South Island Ballet Awards

Ballet Foundation Supports South Island Ballet Awards

5 March 2021

Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, the Foundation gave the Christchurch Ballet Society a $4,000 donation to be used toward the South Island Ballet Awards 2021 event.

The Christchurch Ballet Society presented the South Island Ballet Award at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, 5th to 7th March 2021.

This major event is a highlight of the South Island competition dance calendar. This award provides a pathway for South Island dancers to further their training towards a career as a professional dancer. Previous prize winners have gone on to secure positions with professional ballet companies throughout the world.

South Island Ballet Awards
South Island Ballet Awards

This event is aimed at developing aspiring young dancers from 11 to 19 years of age, who will be judged by a panel of international and national adjudicators. Competitors in the Junior and Senior categories take part in a Technical class and a preliminary round consisting of a Set Variation solo and a contrasting Own choice solo.

The total prize money (in excess of $12,000) is intended to be used towards further studies in classical dance.

This supports our aim of assisting, encouraging and developing the art of dance.

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Soloist Katherine Skelton and Artist Madeleine Graham in The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping Beauty, 2020. Photo: Stephen A’Court.