Brazilian Student Places Third at Dance Awards
Thursday, 23 April 2009
International student Andre Santos has won third place at the prestigious Alana Haines Australasian Awards, which are held every second year in Auckland. Andre, who studies at the New Zealand School of Dance, also received the Audience Favourite Award.
(via New Zealand School of Dance) Seventeen year old Andre Santos is originally from Brazil, and was a 2007 finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York. He was subsequently offered a scholarship at the New Zealand School of Dance and is now in his second year of training.
Andre competed against approximately 130 other dancers in the senior section of the awards. The young dancers traveled from all over New Zealand and Australia to perform in the competition.
The competitors perform contemporary and classical solos in three elimination rounds, culminating with the cream of Australasia performing in the Grand Finals.
The competition was adjudicated by Gailene Stock (Director of the Royal Ballet School in London), Mark Annear (Australian Ballet School) and Sir Jon Trimmer (Royal NZ Ballet).
Agda Alano said...
I´m Brasilian, I´m study fashion in Brazil,I´d like to study in New zealand.
Do you know another kid of scolarship in art, design or sociology?
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