Tue Jan 12th, 2021
We are very proud of our two entrants in the recent YAGP Asia Pacific Virtual Semi-Finals, Kaela Tapper and Koa Bertossa (both 15 years old), who did exceptionally well!
Kaela was awarded Top 12 Senior Women, and received a scholarship to the European School of Ballet in Amsterdam. Kaela has also been offered a 1-month scholarship to the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco, independently from the YAGP competition.
Koa was awarded Top 30 Senior Women and received scholarships to Alberta Ballet in Canada, and Basel Ballet School in Switzerland.
Congratulations Kaela & Koa! ... See MoreSee Less
HOW WONDERFUL!!!! Massive Congratulations to both girls!🌟🌟
Congratulations ladies 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😘
Congratulations girls 🙌🏽
Congratulations girls ! ❤️
Fantastic you two!!!💗💗
Congratulations girls 🌟🌟
Congratulations to both young ladies 👏🏻👏🏻
Congratulations 🎉 🎉🎉
Sat Jan 2nd, 2021
𝗛𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗬 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗬𝗘𝗔𝗥!
To start the new year, we have exciting news…
𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗥 𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗟 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭
𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗚𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗦
Registrations for our 2021 Summer School are now open, and places are filling fast!
Along with our ABDA faculty, we are very pleased to announce that 𝗔𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗺𝘆𝘁𝗵 and 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮 𝗛𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗴𝗼 will be our special guest teachers for our 6-day intensive!
Students from 5-18 years old will get back into shape with classes in Classical Ballet, Conditioning, Contemporary, Repertoire, Boys Repertoire and Aquaballet.
Please enquire by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
𝗔𝗔𝗥𝗢𝗡 𝗦𝗠𝗬𝗧𝗛 left Australia at 17 to chase his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. Since then, he has been a company member with the American Ballet Theatre II In New York, The Royal Ballet in London and The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago as well as being an original cast member in London's West End production of An American In Paris. He now travels the world as a guest artist, most recently performing in Billy Elliot the Musical as Older Billy in the 10th-anniversary tour of Australia.
𝗟𝗔𝗨𝗥𝗔 𝗛𝗜𝗗𝗔𝗟𝗚𝗢 was born in Argentina, trained at L’Institute Superieur d’Art Bordeaux, France. After graduating, Laura joined American Ballet Theatre in New York in 2002 where she stayed for four years. She later relocated to Europe where she worked in Het National Ballet, Staatstheatre Nurnberg, the Royal Ballet of Flanders and the Slovenian National Ballet. Since 2015, Laura has been a principal artist with Queensland Ballet. ... See MoreSee Less
Very exciting 😍
Fri Jan 1st, 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We wish you all an amazing, joyful and safe 2021. May the new year be filled with love, light and happiness.
Image: A screenshot from "Daybreak", part of our end-of-year production "Lumino"
PS: If you'd like to have a look behind the scenes, Stephan has just posted a new episode of his YouTube show SBweekly.tv - in which he is talking about "creating the show" for ABDA. You can find the video here:
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Happy New Year Miss Amanda, best wishes for 2021
Happy New Year ABDA crew Looking forward to 2021 😘
Thu Dec 31st, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to send huge congratulations, thank-yous, and much love to all our students, parents and families.
Your dedication and support throughout this challenging year meant we could overcome the less-than-ideal situation and continue to strive and thrive!
Ballet and Character examinations still took place, with glowing results, and our end-of-year concert became an incredible movie production - such a treat for us all to celebrate 2020 together at the Drive-In Movies last week.
Special Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners..
Most Outstanding Junior Student: Audrey Fraser
Most Outstanding Junior Student - Runner-up: Ivy Perry
Most Outstanding Intermediate Student: Yve-Noelle Bollinger
Most Outstanding Intermediate Student - Runner-up: Grace Xu
Most Outstanding Senior Student: Ainsley Martin
Most Outstanding Senior Student - Runner-up: Devon Manhire
Classical Ballet Encouragement Awards:
Pre-Primary - Matisse Papotto
Primary - Georgina Lin
Preparatory Level 1 - Phoebe Schlaphoff
Level 1 - Emily Chen
Level 2 - Nicholas Frogley
Level 3 - Aureoline Cumming
Level 4 - Mako Minehan
Level 5 - Ruby McVey
Senior Level - Akira Tanabe
Excellence - Koa Bertossa
Full-time - Kaela Tapper
Most Outstanding Jazz Student: Alissa Kouzmenkov
Most Outstanding Jazz Student - Runner-up: Haylee Kirkwood
Jazz Encouragement Awards:
Angelica Snowball, Grace Tapper, Vivienne Beattie
Most Outstanding Contemporary Students:
Alissa Kouzmenkov & Finn Armstrong
Contemporary Encouragement Awards:
Frances Ng, Anna Bykova, Yve-Noelle Bollinger, Marisa Da Silva
Most Outstanding Improvisation Students:
Devon Manhire & Ruby McVey
Improvisation Encouragement Awards:
Angus Fraser, Sophie Simonds, Chantelle Tay
Most Outstanding Character Students:
Ainsley Martin & Charlotte White
Character Encouragement Awards:
Juno Cosh, Haylee Kirkwood
We wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday, and very Happy New Year! ... See MoreSee Less
Congrats to all students and thank you Miss Amanda and all teachers, #HappyNewYear
Congrats Marisa ( Lisa Da Silva)
Sun Dec 27th, 2020
Christmas fever over, boxing day survived, now it's time to relax and (pretty soon) get back into shape for the new year.
Here's another moment from our performance of "Lumino".
Don't just stand there, let's get to it.
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it.
Vogue! ... See MoreSee Less
Thu Dec 24th, 2020
From all of us at ABDA, we wish you a wonderful Christmas!
We hope you and your loved ones enjoy the downtime & thank you for all your support throughout this eventful year.
Image from "Illumination", the opening piece of this year's production "Lumino". ... See MoreSee Less
Merry Christmas ✨
Now those are straight lines my goodness 😊🌟🌟🌟
Merry Christmas 🌲
Wed Dec 23rd, 2020
Yesterday, we celebrated our students on the big screen at the Yatala Drive-In! What a unique experience for all of them to experience the end-of-year production together with their parents and friends!
Here is a first impression of the production, featuring our tiniest dancers in "Bioluminescence". ... See MoreSee Less
This was one hell of the year for arts. You guys pulled it out and over with such Grace, Dignity and Superb Quality which is beyond Words. The kids had an opportunity to have their exams, their auditions, rehearsals and a grand performance. Priceless! From the bottom of our hearts - thank you! For being there for our kids, for teaching, mentoring, pep and Ted talking ( Stephan 😂) , for caring and genuinely wanting them to succeed ❤️❤️❤️
So exciting and really unique experience for our family. Thank you Miss Amanda and thanks everyone who involve this vevens and producing the wonderful film🌹🌹🍻🍻 wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🥂🥤🌹💖
Sat Dec 19th, 2020
… Last tickets now available!
The exclusive screening of "Lumino" is coming to the big screen at the Yatala Drive-In Theatre this Tuesday 22nd of December. Door opens at 5 pm, film starting at 7:00 pm!
Don't miss out. Get the last tickets today at www.vaganova.com.au
New and not yet picked up pre-purchased tickets & car packs will be ready for you on the night at the Drive-In.
Image featuring our guest artist Nae Kojima
Photo by @stephanbollinger
#dance #ballet #ballerina #pointe #concert #performance #drivein #theatre #movie #premiere #screening #goldcoast #yatala ... See MoreSee Less
Have a wonderful night xx
All the best for a wonderful night xxxc
Mon Dec 14th, 2020
We are very proud of our Full-Time student Kaela Tapper (14 yrs) who has been awarded a Silver Award for her Classical Repertoire solo and a Bronze Award for her Contemporary solo at the 2020 California Dance Classics Scholarship Awards!!
Wonderful news to receive today! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Kaela what a wonderful result 👏⭐️⭐️⭐️
Congratulations that’s amazing 👏👏
Amazing, congrats Kaela! 💓
Congratulations Kaela xx
Congratulations Kaela! 💕 xx
Congratulations 🥳 🌹💕
Whoop whoop Kaela 😘🙌🎉🩰
Amazing! Congratulations Kaela! 🎉👏🎉
Fri Dec 11th, 2020
CAMERA - ACTION!
The lights are flashing, cameras are rolling, and we dance our hearts out - the first day of filming is in full swing (well, mostly on pointe, actually).
Time to finally present the FRONT cover of our programme - featuring the beautiful Koa Bertossa.
To all those who have purchased tickets to our exclusive screening at the Yatala Drive-In Theatre: A big Thank you! We look forward to celebrate this years show with you!
Car packages (including our gorgeous 2020 programme) and all Tickets are ready for pick-up at the AB Paterson College Art Centre.
Photo by @stephanbollinger
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Absolutely stunning 💃 beautiful Koa💝
How wonderful x
Wow! What a great pic 👍💕