OPPORTUNITIES to attend CECCHETTI & ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE EVENTS
 
CECCHETTI “LUCIE SARANOVA” AWARDS
Congratulations to Ada Sayasane & Mio Bayly who were chosen to represent the state of Victoria in the National Level Final of the Cecchetti “Lucie Saranova” Gold Awards.  Both girls were flown to Perth in July for these prestigious Awards and Mio was awarded the Gold Medal over all in Australia for 2016.  Mio is the youngest student to ever win this awarded.   Congratulations also to Maidie Widmer who was selected for the final round of selection for the Silver Lucie Saranova State representativesLucie Saranova Silver Award.
 
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE “KATHLEEN GORHAM” MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS Congratulations to Ada Sayasane the winner of the 2016 “Paul Hammond” Award.  Ada also was runner up in both the Kathleen Gorham Memorial Scholarship the Advanced 2/Solo Seal section. Maidie Widmer (pictured left) was the recipient of the Most Promising Award for Advanced 1.
 
CECCHETTI MEDALS
Gold Medal Finalist and HM - Ada Sayasane
Silver Medal Finalist and HM - Maidie Widmer
Silver Medal Finalist - Emily Crockett
Bronze Medal Finalist & WINNER - Mio Bayly
Bronze Medal Semi-Finalist - Sophie Burrell
 
“WILLIAM CARSE YOUNG PERFORMER” AWARDS 
Emily Crockett, Maidie Widmer, Mio Bayly were awarded HM in the Intermediate/Advanced 1 division of the Cecchetti ‘William Carse” Young Performer Awards and Joshua Ballinger & Jenna Boschen were awarded HM in grades 5/6 section.
 
CECCHETTI “SCHOLARS” 2017
Congratulations to Camilla Butler, Maidie Widmer, Ada Sayasane, Emily Crockett (all senior) and Madison Sparkman (junior) that auditioned and were selected as Victorian Cecchetti Scholars for 2017. The girls will all travel to Melbourne once a month for special master classes with guest teachers.  Congratulations also to Ava Sheehan, Mahalia Weickhardt and Leteisha Capoulas who reached the semi-final.
 
CECCHETTI AUSTRALIA “EXCELLENCE AWARDS” 
Congratulations to Ava Sheehan, Sophie Burrell, Annaliese Ho & Mio Bayly were presented with Cecchetti Victoria Excellence Awards in February this year for their 2015 Examinations.   
Mio Bayly was the runner up of the Cecchetti “Dame Peggy Van Praagh” Award Scholarship for Intermediate level and Ava Sheehan was awarded the “Coral Brown” Award Scholarship for Grade 4 from hundreds of Victorian candidates.
Congratulations to the 2016 Examination Session recipients Jenna Boschen who has been awarded the “Colin Peasley” Grade 5 Victorian Award and Mio Bayly joint winner of the Advanced 1 Scholarship. 
 
AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL
 
Mio Bayly awarded a full Scholarship to attend The Australian Ballet School (Level 4) in 2017.
·        Asher Hastings has been selected for Australian Ballet School for 2017.
·        Maidie Widmer, Chelsea Doran, Molly Netherway, Chelsea Stewart were all part of the ABS Senior Extension Program throughout 2016.
·        Maidie Widmer was selected for “Finals Week” of the Australian Ballet School full time program.  From this audition, Maidie was offered a position as a 2017 Senior Invitee.
·        Xander Van den Berg & Jenna Boschen have been offered places in the ITP for 2017.
·        The ABS selected 8 finalists for the junior, Intermediate & Senior Inaugural ABS scholarship sections: Mio, Maidie & Ada were among the top 8 in each division respectively, with Mio going onto winner the Junior Scholarship.
 
VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Ada Sayasane has been selected the Victorian College of the Arts, year 11. 
Chelsea Stewart has been selected for the Victorian College of the Arts, year 10. 
Maidie Widmer has been selected for the Victorian College of the Arts, year 10.