2012 Major Achievements

The Australian Ballet School


 Emily Gasson (LEFT) and Jasmine Harcourt (RIGHT), both 12 years of age, successfully auditioned for The Australian Ballet School Interstate/International Training Programme for 2013.


“The Interstate/International Training Programme is a sector of The Australian Ballet School providing training opportunities at Levels 1-3* (approximately 9-12yrs) for gifted interstate and international students. It is of great benefit to these students, as they work in a class of only high aptitude peers, with teachers of high renown. Aside from the training and social experiences gained, involvement in the ITP introduces students to the School’s culture and its unique training programme.” – THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL


In 2012, student Alison Goodwin was a finalist of the Australian Ballet School’s National Tour and she travelled to Melbourne for a week’s intensive audition process.


Isobel Anderson Awards


In 2012, Monique Constantine 16 years old was a semi-finalist at the Isobel Anderson Awards in Sydney. Alison Goodwin (LEFT), 16 years old was a finalist in the Advanced 1 section and at 14 years old, Bethany Cockburn (RIGHT) was the youngest competitor in the Advanced 1 section and was awarded 3rd Place.

Queensland Dance School of Excellence


Dancer Alison Goodwin (LEFT) was offered a place at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence for 2013 and for the Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Year 2014.

                      Sydney Eisteddfod


                                                  At 6 years old, Diamond Nastasio (RIGHT) placed 2nd in Demi

                                           Character and placed 3rd in Classical Ballet. Alison Goodwin (LEFT)

                                    placed  2nd in the 16 year old Classical Ballet Solo. Bethany Cockburn,

14 years old also competed and made history becoming the first dancer in the City Of Sydney Eisteddfod's 75 year history to win 5 gold medals twice (2010, 2012) Bethany was also a finalist in the Robert and Elizabeth Ballet Scholarship and won the Tessa Maunder Award for Australia's Most Promising young Dancer at Sydney Opera House.

City of Wollongong Eisteddfod


At 6 years old, Diamond Nastasio placed 2nd in Demi Character. Bree Warters (BELOW), 12 years old placed 1st in her Jazz. Jasmine Harcourt, aged 11 years placed 2nd in the Classical Ballet and also in her Demi Character. Jasmine also won first place for her Modern. Julia Portelli (LEFT), 15 years old was awarded 3rd Place in the Classical Ballet Section and Monique Constantine (RIGHT), 16 years old was the winner of the Senior Classical Scholarship at Wollongong Dance Express Eisteddfod.

Intermediate Foundation

DISTINCTION Eeva Lehtonen – 12 years old 

DISTINCTION Bree Warters – 13 years old 

DISTINCTION Izabella Olah-Jewel – 13 years old 

DISTINCTION Emily Gasson – 11 years old  DISTINCTION Belle Robinson – 13 years old

DISTINCTION Jasmine Harcourt – 11 years old


DISTINCTION Ebony Callaghan – 15 years old

DISTINCTION Isleana Judge – 16 years old


Advanced 2

DISTINCTION Alison Goodwin – 15 years old 

RAD Vocational Exam Results

Genee International Ballet Competition 2012


Alison Goodwin, Macarthur Ballet and Dance Studio 16 year old dancer. Alison Goodwin completed her Advanced 2 RAD exam and achieved a Distinction, which allowed her to qualify for the 2012 Genee International Ballet Competition. In December, Alison was a semi-finalist and travelled to Wellington, New Zealand to compete against 70 RAD-trained dancers from all over the world. 

“The Genée International Ballet Competition is the Royal Academy of Dance’s flagship annual event and one of the industry’s most prestigious international competitions. Named after the Academy’s founder Dame Adeline Genée in 1931, it is dedicated to promoting and rewarding standards of excellence in ballet dancers internationally. This is achieved by offering aspiring dancers the unique opportunity to work with world-renowned choreographers and professionals as well as the chance to perform on an international stage. The competition has taken place almost every year since 1931, even during the Second World War.” – ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE

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