Ballerinas grace WA honours list
Port Hedland’s ballet dancers are finding themselves among the state’s best, with former JaBaT student Georgia Gear becoming the West Australian Festival of Dance’s overall winner in the under 13 category last weekend.
In winning her section, the young ballerina not only received a trophy, certificate and sponsorship prize, but was honoured by being invited to perform her solo again as well as being included in the opening dance for the gala event.
The WA Festival of Dance, hosted by the world’s leading ballet education organisation the Royal Academy of Dance, also featured successful former JaBaT students Courtney Radford, Josie Adams and Alana Sexton.
Courtney placed first in the Classical Group piece whilst Alana received second place in the under 15 Classical Solo section and was runner up in the RAD scholarship.
Further to this, Josephine Adams also received great results during the festival.
JaBaT ballet teacher Angela Christian, also very proud mum to Georgia Gear, expressed great excitement for these young dancers and the local supporters of JaBaT in Hedland.
“All former JaBaT students who were eligible to enter have placed,” Ms Christian said.
“We all should be so proud of supporting our community dance school, as together we are able to produce dancers that are well on their way to having their dreams come true.”
She also thanked current parents and JaBaT dancers for attending the recent long weekend classes as many students prepare for their Port Hedland dancing examinations in three weeks.
JaBaT Dance is based in Port Hedland, with classes in jazz (Ja) ballet (Ba) and tap (T).
Ballet students learn the Cecchetti style of ballet.