Big Titles Won for Local Dance Academy
After exceptional examinations, 15 dancers were honoured with invitations to participate in the 2018 North American BATD Trixie Hardy Theatre Branch Scholarship competition. Congratulations to Adelaide Baker, Tori Doran, Natalie Harrison, Meagan Hay, Ruby Kawam, Olivia Kirkland, Kaitlyn Moncrieff, Jaydyn Patterson, Abby Quilty, Ella Quilty, Carmela Rapino, Kira Saito, Lily Saito, Zoe Saito, and Jessica Williams for receiving nominations.
The competition was a weekend full of highlights for the Academy.
Junior Jazz/Modern (110 candidates)
Top 25: Jaydyn Patterson, Kira Saito, and Lily Saito
Fifth Place: Natalie Harrison
Junior Stage (60 candidates)
Sixth Place: Natalie Harrison
Top 25: Carmela Rapino
Fourth Place: Zoe Saito
Champion: Ruby Kawam
Senior Jazz/Modern (65 candidates)
Second Place: Zoe Saito
Ruby is now eligible to advance to the international competition held by the association. In addition, Liane Ireland received her lifetime BATD membership award presented by The BATD president Elma Whyte while at the event.
Featured in the Belleville Intelligencer: https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/big-titles-won-for-local-dance-academy