Strength and Grace is our School Motto. It appears on our School Badge and all formal correspondence and publications issued by The Royal Ballet School.
Encore is our twice yearly School Newsletter. Now in its second year in HD electronic form, it brings news and stunning photos to the families and students of both our Lower and Upper Schools.
Issue 3 was published on January 31st and I was happy to find that, within a two page feature about our choreographic competition held last December, my choreography Accentus received a mention with a photo of two of my dancers. The article was titled ‘Creativity Takes Flight’ and commented that “‘Girl Power’ took wing at the 2012 Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Award”, and finished; “the Year 11 girls swept the board. Positive steps for our female choreographers of the future.”
The icing on the [birthday!] cake came when on the back page I discovered a photo of me with Thomas Lund, Artistic Director of the Royal Danish Ballet School, taken during the Focus on Style masterclass – ‘The Danish School’.
I have been very fortunate to attend all three of these masterclasses so far and tomorrow I will take part in ‘The Russian School’ day – the fourth in the series. I can’t wait, but more about that in another post.