Thirteen WSD students performed in English Youth Ballet's production of Coppelia on Friday 23rd and 24th July 2017 at the Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre. The audience were blown away but the standard of the production and all the students excelled. Director of EYB singled out two WSD pupils for awards - Isabel Laventure won the junior award and Xander Cooke the overall outstanding performance award. Congratulations to all those who took part.
Photo: left to right:
Jessica Westwood, Marianne Vie, Isabel Laventure, Amelia Davison
We say goodbye and good luck to our WSD 2017 leavers. From left to right: Ella Glover who is going to University of York to train to be a teacher, Grace McDermott takes up a place at Masters Performing Arts College, and Angela Wilson starts at London Studio Centre on the classical course. We wish them all good luck for this exciting new chapter in their lives.
English Youth Ballet’s production of Coppelia to be held at the Stamford Corn Exchange in July.
Josephine and Freya were selected to perform soloist roles of Swanhilda's Friends in Coppelia with English Youth Ballet.They’ll be performing alongside several other WSD pupils who successfully auditioned for the company.
Left to right Ellen Martin, Emily Boswall and Poppy Brewell, 2015 graduates of WSD who have all gone onto full time vocation dance school in September 2015. Ellen and Emily are studying a 3 year diploma in Classical Ballet at Ballet Theatre UK school, and Poppy Brewell is doing a foundation year in Musical Theatre at Bird College.
Freya Briggs represented WSD at the 2015 All England regional heats competition.
Congratulations to Freya Briggs winning 1st place with her Lyrical Modern Dance choreographed by Miss Amy, with an outstanding 90 marks - the highest the adjudicator had awarded a soloist!
Xander Cooke won the Frank Freeman scholarship at a Boys Only workshop held at the RAD Headquarters. He was up against hundreds of other boys from all over the world. The scholarship was for a place on the RAD’s summer school.