The RAD holds a variety of competitions worldwide.
Our flagship competition is the Fonteyn International Ballet Competition formerly known as the Genée International Ballet Competition. Known simply as ‘the Fonteyn’, 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.
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 OAM FRAD Awards
NSW March Isobel Anderson Memorial FRAD Awards
QLD April Jacqueline Morland Awards
WA June Festival of Dance
SA July SA RAD Awards
QLD August Shirley Treacy OAM ARAD Awards
VIC September Audrey Nicholls OAM FRAD ARAD Grade Awards
ACT September Betsy Sawers Memorial Awards
TAS October Joan Burnett Scholarship
WA November Diana de Vos OAM Awards
VIC November Kathleen Gorham Memorial Awards
*excludes Northern Territory