Competitions

The RAD holds a variety of competitions worldwide.

Our flagship competition is the Genée International Ballet Competition. Known simply as ‘the Genée’, it is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, attracting the finest young dancers trained in the RAD syllabus, from around the globe. Candidates receive a unique opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and teachers for five days before performing at the semi-finals, and then the final, where they compete for a range of medals.

RAD Australia

In each state* RAD Australia hosts a series of prestigious Awards days recognising leading figures from the region. These events happen across the calendar year and range in criteria and prizes.  For more information on the RAD Awards  in your state contact the Regional Manager.

The current awards days include

NSW              March                   Joan & Monica Halliday Awards
NSW              March                   Isobel Anderson Memorial Awards
QLD                April                      Jacqueline Morland Awards
WA                  June                       Festival of Dance
SA                    July                        SA RAD Awards
QLD                August                 North Queensland Bursary
VIC                  September         Audrey Nicholls Grade Awards
ACT                 September        Betsy Sawers Memorial Awards
TAS                  October              Joan Burnett Scholarship
WA                  November          Diana de Vos Awards
VIC                  November          Kathleen Gorham Memorial Awards

*excludes Northern Territory