Year 11 Kristin School student Harriet Powell has become the first New Zealander to be awarded a four-year full-time position training at the prestigious 244-year-old Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia.
At the end of six weeks of intensive training in Moscow, 10 girls out of 90 dancers from around the world were accepted in the latest intake. Harriet is now one step closer to achieving her goal of being a principal dancer at Bolshoi Ballet Company or Mariinsky Ballet Company.
A senior student at Queen Margaret College has proven her talent on the Hockey field this month after making not one, but two representative teams.
Year 13 student and captain of the Queen Margaret College Premier 1 First XI Hockey team and Capital Under 18 Women, Estelle Macadré has made both the Capital National Hockey League (NHL) women’s team and the Junior Black Sticks squad.
She has been playing hockey for Queen Margaret College since Year 1 and most recently led the First XI to their grade finals.
ACG Parnell College’s ‘String Theory’ Chamber Orchestra was awarded first place in the Chamber Orchestra division of the KBB Music Festival and Competition held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell this month.
The group of 23 students was awarded a Gold award for their programme of Locatelli, Bloch, Elgar and a World Premiere performance of David Hamilton’s ‘Meeting Place’ for Taonga Puoro, Harp and Strings.