Project B Dance Challenge – winners announced!
Sunday 29 April 2018 saw the first ever Project B Dance Challenge. 10 very talented young male dancers were in competition for two prizes: The Kevin O’Hare Scholarship, and the Project B Tuition Award.
The competition gives candidates an opportunity to be part of the creative process and perform in front of an audience. Candidates are judged on a solo choreographed by themselves, their teacher or a peer. Our Male Dance Ambassador, Iain Mackay, judged the competition, with Josh Tuifua taking class and coaching the candidates' solos.
The candidates were delighted to find out that Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, had attended the performance and was there to present the prize to the winner of the scholarship in his name.
Project B Tuition Award
Oliver Richford, aged 9 (Teacher: Ruth Mair Howard-Jones)
Kevin O’Hare Scholarship
James Bamford, aged 14 (Teacher: Laura Bacon)
First Prize – Kevin O’Hare Scholarship
This was made possible by an anonymous donation in Kevin O’Hare’s name. The scholarship entitles the recipient to one-week’s tuition and accommodation at the RAD Summer School in 2018 or 2019.
Second Prize – Project B Tuition Award
The Project B Tuition Award also entitles the winner to one-week’s tuition at the RAD London Summer School in 2018 or 2019.
Photo by David Tett - (l-r): Iain Mackay (judge), Oliver Richford (Winner of Project B Tuition Award), Kevin O’Hare, James Bamford (winner of Kevin O’Hare Scholarship).