19 May 2023 13:51
Congratulations to our 2023 Advanced 1 Bursary Finalists
RAD bursaries, scholarships, and competitions provide generous opportunities to young performers to gain invaluable experience and to further their studies and training. The Australian Advanced 1 Bursary 2023 is a $5000 scholarship awarded to one student to further their studies. This year the Bursary has been mixed format, with filmed semi-finals and live finals. With the support of their teachers, candidates submitted a film of themselves undertaking a class taught by Karen Barker-Rogers and also a performance of a variation chosen from a specific selection.
We are thrilled to announce that finalists have been chosen from all the states entered, with multiple finalists from states where there were higher numbers of entrants. The panel of guest adjudicators, including Lucas Jervies, Camilla Vergotis, Juliett Burnett, and Olivia Bell, praised the hard work of both students and teachers in preparation, and commended the skills, technique, and outstanding performance qualities of the candidates.
The selected finalists will participate in our first live finals since 2019 at RAD HQ on Sunday 28th May.
RAD Australia is delighted to provide opportunities that celebrate the incredible skill and dedication of young dancers, and we wish all the finalists the very best of luck. We also thank Bloch Australia, who are the exclusive sponsors of the Australian Advanced 1 Bursary
The finalists are....
|New South Wales||Pelagia Karakontis||The Dance Spot
|New South Wales||Isla Clark||Tanya Pearson Academy
|Queensland||Lila McGrath||Classical Coaching Australia
|Australian Capital Territory||Soraya Sullivan||Kim Harvey School of Dance
Kim Harvey & Samantha Leeman
|South Australia||Masato Rafinian||Turning Point Dance
|Victoria||Ruby Monro||Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
Janne Blanch & Julie Flemming
|Victoria||Mia Atacador||National Theatre Ballet School
Jane Inglis Keen