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Genée Alumni Gallery

Genée Alumni Gallery
Information about some of our Genée alumni from around the world

Alumni Gallery

Our alumni are listed here alphabetically by surname. Follow the links below to jump to the correct section and click on the images to enlarge.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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Madison Ayton

Madison is in her final year of school, living in London and dancing at Pineapple Studios...

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Tama Barry

I began my RAD training in Papua New Guinea before attending full-time Ballet School at Ecole Classique in Sydney...

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Cherese Binedell, née Venter

Cherese started dancing at the age 4, she continued to dance, professionally, with The South African Ballet Company...

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Abigail Boyle

Abigail Boyle was born and trained in New Zealand, joining the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2005...

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Isabelle Brouwers

I started ballet aged 7 in Romania and was privately trained until 2008. I participated in the Youth America Grand Prix in 2007...

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Thea Constantinou

I have been taking ballet classes at Dance Works (in Nicosia, Cyprus), with Clare Merchant Andreou since I was four and have... 

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Martyn Garside

Martyn was born in Yorkshire where he lived until the age of 11 before spending the next 8 years studying at The Royal Ballet School in London.

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Céline Gittens

Celine was born in Trinidad and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. She started her dance training at the age of three, under the guidance...

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Martha Godber

Martha Godber was raised in Brisbane, Australia and attended her local ballet and academic schools...

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Anne Gray

I trained in Australia with Joan and Monica Halliday, Tanya Pearson and Janece Graham. In SouthAfrica I trained with Barbara Chonin...

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Anne Hung

Anne Hung began dance at the age of three, and, while she has practiced many forms of dance, her passion lies in ballet and contemporary...

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Rowena Jackson

It was early 1947 now and Bryan Ashbridge had also arrived in London from New Zealand. The Adeline Genée International Ballet...

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Vicki Karras

Vicki Karras, a former member of The Royal Ballet, was head of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) dance and musical theatre department for 20 years and a founder of Tshwane Dance Theatre.

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Melissa Lee Carroll

After winning Bronze at the Genée I studied at the Paris Opera Ballet School. I then joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet...

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Janet Lindup

After winning the Silver Medal at the Genée in 1980, Janet went on to become a Finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in 1981...

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Kathy Liu

Kathy Liu began RAD training at Rachel’s Ballet starting at the age of four where she studied until just recently...

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Elizabeth More, née Pal

I studied ballet in Australia, completed the RAD Solo Seal exams,  and won the Scully-Borovansky Scholarship to study at the Royal Ballet School...

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Gail Monahan

Gail studied in New Zealand with Barbara Petty (RAD Examiner) & Russell Kerr (Ex-Festival ballet) before joining the Royal Ballet School...

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Xander Parish

Xander was born in East Yorkshire, England and began dancing in Kingston upon Hull at the age of eight. In 1998 he joined the Royal Ballet School...

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Evita Parperi

I started dancing since the age of five at Dance Works in Cyprus and at a later age at Nicosia Youth Ballet, a non-profit organisation... 

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ALESSANDRA PASQUALI

Studied at Elmhurst Ballet School from 1987 – 1991. Danced at the Vienna State Opera Ballet from 1993 - 2005...

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Andre Portasio

Andre was born in Brazil where he started his ballet training under the guidance of Natalia Barbara. In 1997 he was granted a scholarship...

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Michaela Poulton

Michaela grew up in Exeter, Devon. She started dancing at the age of 4 years old. From the ages from 4 to 15 she won countless...

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Joshua Price

I started dancing at age 8, after a close friend of mine was taking classes. I have always wanted to dance, but my family and I had limited exposure to the arts...

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Vivienne Saxton

I took part in the Genée Medal competition in January 1973. I attended the Royal Ballet School Teachers’ Training Course from 1974-1977...

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Chan Pui Shan

Born in Hong Kong, Chan graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts... 

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Aaron Smyth

Born in Gold Coast, Australia, Aaron trained with Prudence Bowen Atelier and Dianne Talbot... 

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Lucinda Strachan

I grew up in Richmond, Surrey where I trained until being accepted to Elmhurst School for Dance, in Birmingham...

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Isabella Swietlicki

I started my dance training at the age of 7, near my home in the West Highlands of Scotland. It soon became the main focus of my life...

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Liana Vasconcelos

Liana Vasconcelos is a dancer from the State School of Dance Maria Olenewa (Rio Municipal Theater Foundation)...

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Kathryn Wade

Kathryn was trained by the Royal Ballet School and danced as soloist with both the Royal Ballet and Festival Ballet...

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Valentino Zucchetti

I started ballet at the age of 4 at the ‘Enjoy Dance’ RAD school, with ChristinaZatti. At the age of 11, I moved to Milan at La Scala ballet...

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