We are proud to announce that our student, Kathy Liu will be attending the Genee in Antwerp, Belgium from September 18-25! The Genee International Ballet Competition is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. It attracts RAD trained dancers from around the globe. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with renowned teachers and choreographers for five days before the semi-finals. Twelve dancers will then move on to the finals to compete for medals and opportunities. The dancers will be seen by an audience, ballet school and company directors from around the world. http://www.rad.org.uk/achieve/the-genee/genee-2014-1
Kathy has been a student at Rachel’s Ballet for thirteen years. She is the first RB student to attend the Genee, and is also working to take her Solo Seal exam in the spring, another first at RB. For the Genee, Kathy has prepared the second variation from Act 2 of Raymonda, as well as an original contemporary ballet solo choreographed by Sharon Kung. She has attended many summer intensive programs, including the Joffrey Ballet, Lines, and ABT. Kathy has also been a part of our Pre-Professional Dance Company, competing solos, ensembles, and even choreographing an ensemble last season. She is one of our most accomplished students, and also one of our kindest. She has a perpetual smile and sunny attitude.