11 June 2019 15:09

Winners of the Graded RAD Dance Challenge announced

This multi-level national competition gives candidates an opportunity to be part of a creative process and perform in front of an audience. Candidates were judged on a solo choreographed by themselves, their teacher or peer.

The 2019 Graded RAD Dance Challenge took place on Sunday 9 June at RAD headquarters. Jennifer Hale was judge, with Darren Parish taking class and coaching the candidates’ solos. Jennie Borgnis, daughter of Jean Bedells, attended and awarded the Jean Bedells Choreographic Award.



Level 1

Maëla Gravsholt, aged 10

Teacher: Vanessa Donkin

Level 2

Poppy Sullivan, aged 14

Teacher: Katie Pipkin and Annaliese Neubauer

Jean Bedells Choreographic Award

Annabelle Mannix

Performed by Hannah Burnett


The winners all received a certificate, and the recipient of the Jean Bedells Choreographic Award, Annabelle Mannix, received £500, whose solo was performed by Hannah Burnett. This award is made possible thanks to generous funding provided by Jennifer Borgnis and Jeremy Newton.