Three out of the 12 finalists in the Royal Academy of Dance’s flagship international competition are from Elmhurst: Jade Wallace, Hamish Scott and Connor Williams were selected out of a possible 88 candidates, representing the finest young dancers trained in the RAD syllabus from across the globe.
Elmhurst’s Artistic Director, Robert Parker said: “This is an incredible achievement. Huge congratulations to our finalists and well done to all Elmhurst entrants who each and every one of you performed so beautifully. This is a tough competition where students compete against the very best in the world and I am very proud that Elmhurst Ballet School continues to excel on a world stage.”
Now in its 85th year, the competition which was founded in London, is now a truly global event and one of the most prestigious in the world. 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.
Winning the is a tremendous accolade and past medalists have gone on to work for some of the best ballet companies around the world.
Find out more about the at www.rad.org.uk/achieve/the-genee/the-genee
Three Elmhurst students go through to Genee finals