1 March 2021 09:58

New South Wales Member Hilary Kaplan presented with a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Dance by Rebecca Taylor

Late last year we announced that New South Wales Member Hilary Kaplan had been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Dance (FRAD) in recognition of her service to the Academy and the art of dance.

On Tuesday 23 February 2021 at a celebratory high tea in Sydney RAD Australia National Director Rebecca Taylor presented the award amongst family, friends and the RAD community. Before the presentation guests enjoyed a video montage with messages from Hilary’s own teacher, colleagues and former students including Steven McRae now a Principal with The Royal Ballet, who all passed on their congratulations to the RAD Registered Teacher, examiner and tutor.

Former student Kerrie Smith, now a RAD Examiner herself also spoke to the tremendous impact Hilary has had on her thousands of students over the years at her popular studio Alegria Dance Studios in Woolloomooloo, NSW.

Our warmest congratulations to Hilary Kaplan.

Read more about Hilary Kaplan and her remarkable career here.

Photo: Olivia Weeks