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28 July 2021


Solo Performance Awards Results

We had an outstanding 331 entries from Asia, Australasia, Caribbean, Europe, North America and the UK. Thank you to all teachers who submitted videos and to all competitors for performing so beautifully. 

Grateful thanks are also due to guest choreographers Lorraine SwainJames ButcherSarah Kundi, and Michael Kopinski for their beautiful variations. Many thanks to adjudicators Mary CookeJackie Styles and Lorraine Swain who really enjoyed watching the videos, and had the difficult task of selecting the winners. The overall standard was impressively high.

You can read messages from the adjudicators for the Solo Performance Awards 2021 here.

 

Watch the results below:

 

 

Winners & Commendations

 

Senior

1st place 

Maria João Andrade, from Centro de Dança do Porto. Teacher: Teresa Vieira

 

Joint 2nd place

Mia Bonner, from Joanne Bond School of Dance. Teacher: Joanne Bond

Catarina Rio, from Centro de Dança do Porto. Teacher: Teresa Vieira

 

3rd place 

Lincoln Russo, from Astrid Sherman Mentor Program. Teacher: Astrid Sherman

 

Senior Commended

There were so many excellent entries in this category and we would like to mention these dancers who almost made the final.

  • Esme Mills, Savannah Bryant (Dance Projection, Teacher: Heidi Speakman)
  • Melody Manyuchan (Judith Hockaday School of Dance) 
  • Gabriella Wilson, Holly Sellers (Expressions Theatre Arts Teacher: Rebecca Hood)
  • Lucy Morgan, Nia Rodway, Scarlett Dunleavy, Isabella Packman (Corraine Collins Dance Studios) 
  • Madison Chisholm (Teacher: Yolandi Olckers) 
  • Barbara Beleza (Centro de Danca do Porto, Teacher: Teresa Vieira)
  • Hiraani Wagner (June Glennie School of Dance, Teacher: Sharon Glennie)

 

Pre-Vocational

1st place

Bruna Vilhena, from Centro de Dança do Porto. Teacher: Teresa Vieira

 

2nd place

Gabriel Pimparel, from Centro de Dança do Porto. Teacher: Teresa Vieira

 

Joint 3rd place

Relinda Kozol, from Astrid Sherman Mentor Program. Teacher: Astrid Sherman

Tori Chun, from Pulse Dance Centre. Teacher: Melanie Dance

 

Pre-Vocational Commended 

In this section there were many strong, well-trained entries and we would like to mention these dancers who almost made the final.

  • Victoria Russo (Astrid Sherman Mentor Program)
  • Alex Scrivens, Gabriella Doughty (Corraine Collins Dance Studios)
  • Chau Bao Ngoc, Nguyen Doan Phuong Nghi (Soul Music and Performing Arts Academy, Teacher: Luu Hoai Trang)
  • Chloe Ritson (Roshe School, Teacher: Rosemary Woodd)

 

Vocational

1st place

Heidi Whiting, from Joanne Bond School of Dance. Teacher: Joanne Bond

 

2nd place

Eugenia Trivioli, from Professione Danza Parma. Teacher: Lucia Giuffrida

 

3rd place

Riccardo Righini, from Professione Danza Parma. Teacher: Lucia Giuffrida

 

Vocational Commended

Some fine candidates entered this category and we would like to mention the following dancers who almost made the final.

  • Josie Rebecca Bartlett (Grantham School of Dancing, Teacher: Michelle Baker)
  • Isabel Hardy (Cork School of Dance, Teacher: Sinead Murphy)
  • Emma McKune (Classical Ballet Centre Canberra, Teacher: Lorraine Bennett)
  • Sadie Fishman (Pulse Dance Centre: Teacher: Melanie Dance)
  • Eloise Knightly, Nina Jones (Janet Marsh

 

All Participating Schools

 

344 Dance School

All That Jazz Dance Academy

Arts of Dance Studio

Astrid Sherman Mentor Program

Aurora Rose Ballet School

Cantarina Music & Dance

Carly Elizabeth School of Dance

Central School of Dancing & Performing Arts

Centro de Dança do Porto

Classical Ballet Centre Canberra

Clonmel Dance Centre

Coast Academy of Dance

Corraine Collins Dance Studios

Dance Projection

Dancexpression

Dancing Time Academy of Ballet & Music

D'Arcy Stage School

Debbie Allen Dance School

East Sussex dance studios

Elite Dance

ElliTe Studios

Evolution Dance Company

Expressions Theatre Arts

Go Dance Studios

Grantham School of Dancing

Grayes Theatre Arts

House of Dance

Jamie Lee Dance Academy

Joanne Bond School of Classical Ballet

Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama

June Glennie School of Dance

Junior Master Performing Arts School

Kahli Lewis Dance Company

Katie Philpott School of Dance

Keira Hadley

Le Ballet School

Leanne Hughes Theatre School

Leonard Dance Academy

Lisa Maria British Ballet Arts

Louise Ryrie School

Mala Dance

My Stage Company

N B Dance Academy

Natalie Tough School of Dance

Norwich School of Dance

Perfect Performers School of Dance

Performing Arts Academy Wales

Power Academy of Dance

Professione Danza

Professione Danza Parma

Pulse Dance Centre

Ruby’s Ballet Academy

Rye Dance Centre

S.W.S

Sharpe Academy

Soul Music and Performing Arts Academy

Splitz Dance Academy

Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance

Studio Arabesque

Sue Merrett School of Dance

The Beverley School of Performing Arts

The Classical Ballet School

The Elite Academy of Dance

The Kirsty Farrow Dance Academy

Timestep Academy

Yolandi Olcker

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