The Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship was held at the Hurstville Entertainment Center in Sydney in April 2015. The event was heavily supported by the dance community around Australia with students from across the country attending. The full set of photographs taken on the day are available in the gallery here…
The winner of the 2015 AICD Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship is 15 year old Kalea Teixeira from Redlands Excelsior Dance, Redlands College in Queensland. The second Prize went to Eka Mastrangelo from the National Theatre Ballet School in Victoria.
This year we also awarded two Encouragement Awards to:
- Tristan Gross from the National Theatre Ballet School in Victoria; and
- Antonia Johnson from Classical Ballet 121 in New South Wales.
Kalea has won an all expenses trip to Houston USA to attend the Houston Ballet Academy six week Summer Intensive. This is not only a fantastic experience training under internationally esteemed teachers in a ” state of the arts” facility but an opportunity to perform and be seen by the artistic director of, Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch. It is also an opportunity to audition for a full time position at the Houston Ballet Academy. Previous winners of this scholarship been offered scholarships from Houston Ballet Academy to attend their full-time program and some have gone on to dance with Houston Ballet II.
Our thanks goes to Bloch Dancewear and the Houston Ballet Academy for their continued support of this scholarship.