Menu
  1. You are here:
  2. Home
  3. Discover
  4. News
  5. CREATION Choreographic Competition 2021 Results

2 August 2021


Sincerest thanks to all dancers, teachers and choreographers that participated from across the UK and Internationally, showing such talent from Scotland to South Africa, New Zealand to North London and from Guernsey to Kerry, so much diversity and creativity throughout.

Thank you so much to our adjudicators: Keith-Derrick Randolph, Karen King and Andrew Wilson for giving their time and expertise so generously. 

Kindest thanks to our Modern Theatre Committee for all their support.

Hear from our adjudicator’s below...

 

Adjudicator's Comments

Keith Derrick Randolph

Keith-Derrick Randolph – Society Trustee

“I want to first thank the ISTD, Modern Theatre Faculty and Lisa Harrison-Jones for asking and giving me the opportunity to be a part of this inspiring choreography competition. I was in awe of the commitment and passion evident in the works presented from around the world. In everyone’s energy and creativity it showed that even in this pandemic nothing can destroy our artform. But more importantly that the spirit of the Society and that you as teachers and young dancers have survived. 

I think that in this energy, commitment, passion, and accessibility the CREATION Choreographic Competition has taken on a new life and force that will continue on. There are many teachers, choreographers and dancers that took part in this competition that I would like to encourage to continue in their passion, commitment, and professionalism. But also, to keep open for continuous growth and innovation. In you all the ISTD is strong and a globally diverse community.”

 

Karen King

Karen King FISTD – Society Trustee

An uplifting week, viewing the inspirational choreography from this years CREATION entrants. After the restrictions, we have all experienced, it was such a privilege to witness the passion and creativity of so many teachers and students from all over the world. A wonderful tribute to Miss Bird and a reminder of the quality of work from the global ISTD  family.

 

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson ARAD FISTD – Doreen Bird Foundation Representative

A huge thank you and congratulations to all the choreographers, dancers and teachers who were part of CREATION in recognition of the work achieved by our dear colleague, Doreen Bird. It was so lovely to see your immense passion, artistry, and choreographic skills being so beautifully expressed within a dance environment and the incredible enjoyment that you all clearly shared in doing so.

How amazing to find out how many countries were involved in taking part, proving that dance is indeed international and one of the most common ways that we all choose to express ourselves.

It was beautiful to see such expressive performances and it was very clear how much you all love to move. Huge congratulations to you all again and may you continue to shine your light, wherever you may go.”

 

Watch the results below:

Results

 

SOLO CATEGORY (Ages 7-10 years)

 

JOINT WINNER: Abbie North     

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Vicky Goodwin

Music Credit: “Cops & Robbers”, The Hoosiers, Album: “The Trick to Life”, RCA Records, 2007

 

JOINT WINNER: Alex Williams   

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Sarah Williams

Music Credit: “The Race” Yello, Album: ”Flag”, Fontana, 1988

 

RUNNER UP: Beatrix Louis      

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Michelle Whyte

 

RUNNER UP: Erin Eastaugh     

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Michelle Whyte

 

COMMENDATION: Charli Morrison 

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Michelle Whyte

 

SOLO CATEGORY (Ages 11-14 years)

 

WINNER: Emily Evans

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Suzanne Sharkey

 

RUNNER UP: Keira Hair

TEACHER: Michelle Whyte 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Keira Hair

 

COMMENDATION: Cai Hoyte

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Eleanor Lane

 

COMMENDATION: India Rose Pears Scown

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Alicia Chadwick-Cook

 

FINALIST: Arabella Selimi

TEACHER: Carly Hall

CHOREOGRAPHER: Arabella Selimi

 

FINALIST: Annie Timperley

TEACHER: Suzanne Sharkey 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Annie Timperley

 

FINALIST: Ruth Makoni  

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Michelle Whyte

 

SOLO CATEGORY (Ages 15 years & over)

 

WINNER: Tilly-May Padley

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Sarah Williams

Music Credit: “Take 5”, Dave Brubeck, Album: Par Avenue South, Telarc Records, 2003

 

RUNNER UP: Nicole Aley

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Alicia Chadwick-Cook

 

RUNNER UP: Rosa-Bella Murphy

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Molly Assig 

 

COMMENDATION: Marcus Burns

TEACHER: Michelle Whyte 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Marcus Burns

 

COMMENDATION: Phylicia Oon Shu Qi

TEACHER: Lang Ley Cheong

CHOREOGRAPHER: Phylicia Oon Shu Qi

 

COMMENDATION: Luisa Margarita De La Riva

TEACHER: Andrea Vaca 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Luisa Margarita De La Riva 

 

FINALIST: Mia Harrison

TEACHER: Katie Philpot

CHOREOGRAPHER: Mia Harrison


FINALIST: Hannah Hopwood

TEACHER: Vicky Goodwin 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Hannah Hopwood

 

FINALIST: Molly Murphy

TEACHER: Elizabeth Reeves 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Molly Murphy

 

FINALIST: Suzanne Hair

TEACHER: Michelle Whyte 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Suzanna Hair 

 

DUETS (Ages 11-14 years)

 

WINNER: Rhumble

TEACHER & CHOREOGRAPHER: Trish Melton

DANCERS: David O'Donnell & Robert Keane

Music Credit: “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble”, PJ & Duncan, Album: “PJ & Duncan - AKA Ant & Dec; Crimson 2009

 

DUETS (Ages 15 years & over)

 

WINNER: Forward

CHOREOGRAPHER: Zoe Chetty

TEACHER: James Bradley

DANCERS: Koketso Mere, Gaetan Musungaie

Music Credit: “Forward”, Beyonce Feat. James Blake, Album: “Lemonade”: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia, 2016

GROUPS

 

WINNER: His Ark

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Bianca Rasmussen & Angelica Hatting

TEACHER: James Bradley

Music Credit: “Aussenseiter”, Nils Frahm & Anne Muller, Album: “Fingers”, Erased Tapes, 2010

 

RUNNER UP: The Society

CHOREOGRAPHER & TEACHER: Alicia Chadwick-Cook & Emma Aley

 

COMMENDATION: Joker 

CHOREOGRAPHER: Sarah Falconer

TEACHER: James Bradley

 

FINALIST: Boogie

CHOREOGRAPHER & TEACHER: Trish Melton

 

FINALIST: Sparkles

CHOREOGRAPHER & TEACHER: Lang Ley Cheong

 

OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD

 

WINNERS: Michelle Whyte & Alicia Chadwick-Cook

COMMENDATIONS: Daisy Scott, Kate Philpot, Lang Ley Cheong & James Bradley

 

DOREEN BIRD COMPETITION

Awarded to a gifted and dynamic dancer, one to watch. The winner will receive a scholarship to attend the 2022 Bird College Summer School.

WINNER: Sophie Winfield 

TEACHER: Daisy Scott

Music Credit: “Mama Knows Best”, Jesse J, Album:  “Who You Are”, Lava Music/Republic Records, 2011  

 

THEATRE BURSARY AWARDS NOMINEE

The winner of this category will go on to represent the Modern Theatre Faculty at our annual Theatre Bursary Awards, and could be in with a chance of receiving funding to support future training.

NOMINEE: Hannah Innes

TEACHER: Alicia Chadwick-Cook

Music Credit: “Hallellujah”, Jennifer Hudson & Tori Kelly, Album: “Sing”, Republic/Universal Pictures, 2016

 

Congratulations

The Modern Theatre Faculty would like to extend our congratulations to all the competitors and thank teachers for their continued support.

Back to news listings