Following successful auditions, nearly a dozen Fraser Valley Academy of Dance students have been accepted into professional divisions, spring seminars and summer ballet intensive programs around North America, including the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Boston Ballet School.
The students live in Mission, Abbotsford, Langley, Maple Ridge and Chilliwack.
Auditions are held in cities around the world for the limited spaces in many of these summer intensive and professional programs.
An invitation to attend is an enormous achievement, especially for students in this age group (12-18 years). Younger students may be selected on natural ability and potential talent, but older students must show that they already have the exceptional technique and dance quality required that is the result of high-quality training.
Their success follows the acceptance of former student, Mikayla Petty, into the world-renowned Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, England. Mikayla is now completing her second of three years at the Rambert School.
FVAD is extremely proud of the commitment and dedication to their training made by students, parents and teachers alike.