Stephanie Grobbelaar – Ballet

Stephanie Grobbelaar is a talented and ambitious young ballet dancer. She has been dancing since a very young age and now dances full time and completes her education through home schooling and dedicated parents.

Stephanie completed her first year of her Advanced Diploma in Dance CUA60113 (Elite performance) with distinction. During 2015 Stephanie achieved many milestones including:

  • The Ballet Teachers Workshop Victoria, Scholarship Award – Finalist
  • Danced in Coppelia – Dance of the Hours directed by Maina Gieulgud
  • Invited to audition for European Schools in Feb/March 2016
    • English National Ballet
    • Hamburg National Ballet
    • Akademie Princess Grace of Monaco
    • Munich International Ballet School
    • Weiner Ballet School, Vienna
    • And is  awaiting responses from, John Cranko Ballet School Stuttgart, Royal Ballet School and Zurich Ballet School.

The Audition process is extremely competitive as dancers from around the world submit the following information to the school:

  • Curriculum Vitae of Stephanie
  • A medical assessment;
  • DVD of Stephanie performing specific classical ballet movements; and
  • images/photos of the candidates physique.

Following receipt, a panel assesses the above information and if they “like what they see” an invite to audition is given.

In January 2016, Stephanie completed the international ballet school summer school at McDonald’s College in Sydney attaining a Distinction level.

Ítehpanie and her family departs Australia for auditions in Europe on 23 February and return 30 March 2015.  In preparation, Stephanie will dance seven days a week at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet.

Stephanie will compete later this year in the AICD Houston Ballet competition in Sydney and the McDonalds Competition.  She will complete her final year of Advanced Diploma in Dance.

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