20 June 2019 06:55
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.
Maëla Gravsholt, aged 10
Teacher: Vanessa Donkin
Poppy Sullivan, aged 14
Teacher: Katie Pipkin and Annaliese Neubauer
Jean Bedells Choreographic Award
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.