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YAGP success!

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!Image attachment

Tue Jan 12th, 2021

YAGP success!

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!
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HOW WONDERFUL!!!! Massive Congratulations to both girls!๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Congratulations!! ๐Ÿคฉ

Congratulations ladies ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜˜

Congratulations girls ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Congratulations

Congratulations girls ! โค๏ธ

Congratulations girls

Fantastic you two!!!๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations girls ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Congratulations to both young ladies ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations โญ๏ธ

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๐—›๐—”๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ฌ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ!
To start the new year, we have exciting newsโ€ฆ

๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ
๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—š๐—จ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ

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 ๐—”๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—บ๐˜†๐˜๐—ต and ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ด๐—ผ 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: amanda@vaganova.com.au

๐—”๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐— ๐—ฌ๐—ง๐—› 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 Londons 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.

๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—” ๐—›๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—š๐—ข was born in Argentina, trained at Lโ€™Institute Superieur dโ€™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.Image attachment

Sat Jan 2nd, 2021

๐—›๐—”๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ฌ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ!
To start the new year, we have exciting newsโ€ฆ

๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ
๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—š๐—จ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ

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 ๐—”๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—บ๐˜†๐˜๐—ต and ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ด๐—ผ 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: amanda@vaganova.com.au

๐—”๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐— ๐—ฌ๐—ง๐—› 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.

๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—” ๐—›๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—š๐—ข was born in Argentina, trained at Lโ€™Institute Superieur dโ€™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.
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Very exciting ๐Ÿ˜

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 youd 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:

https://youtu.be/i1n2GZBL3R4

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:

youtu.be/i1n2GZBL3R4
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Happy New Year Miss Amanda, best wishes for 2021

Happy New Year ABDA crew Looking forward to 2021 ๐Ÿ˜˜

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!
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Congrats to all students and thank you Miss Amanda and all teachers, #HappyNewYear๏ปฟ๏ปฟ

Congrats Marisa ( Lisa Da Silva)

Christmas fever over, boxing day survived, now its time to relax and (pretty soon) get back into shape for the new year.

Heres another moment from our performance of Lumino.

Dont just stand there, lets get to it. 
Strike a pose, theres nothing to it. 
Vogue!

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!
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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.

Stay safe!

Image from Illumination, the opening piece of this years production Lumino.

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.

Stay safe!

Image from "Illumination", the opening piece of this year's production "Lumino".
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Merry Christmas โœจ

Now those are straight lines my goodness ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŒฒ

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.

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".
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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 ๐Ÿ˜‚) , for caring and genuinely wanting them to succeed โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

So exciting and really unique experience for our family. Thank you Miss Amanda and thanks everyone who involve this vevens and producing the wonderful film๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐Ÿป๐Ÿป wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅค๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’–

โ€ฆ 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!

Dont miss out. Get the last tickets today at http://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

Sat Dec 19th, 2020

โ€ฆ 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
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Have a wonderful night xx

All the best for a wonderful night xxxc

CONGRATULATIONS KAELA!

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!Image attachment

Mon Dec 14th, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS KAELA!

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!
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Congratulations Kaela what a wonderful result ๐Ÿ‘โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Congratulations that’s amazing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Amazing, congrats Kaela! ๐Ÿ’“

Congratulations Kaela๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations Kaela xx

Congratulations Kaela! ๐Ÿ’• xx

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’•

Whoop whoop Kaela ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฉฐ

Amazing! Congratulations Kaela! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

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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

#concert #ballet #contemporary #dance #performance #tickets #poster

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

#concert #ballet #contemporary #dance #performance #tickets #poster
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Absolutely stunning ๐Ÿ’ƒ beautiful Koa๐Ÿ’

How wonderful x

Stunning

Wow! What a great pic ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•

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