The Genee International Ballet Competition is a prestigious event in the same league as the Prix de Lausanne. It is open to RAD Ballet students who have passed their Advanced 2 Examination with distinction or have been awarded their Solo Seal.This year six June Taylor School of Dance students were eligible to go to “The Genee” and Amelia Bryan has elected to compete and represent her school and country. Amelia will be competing with approximately seventy students worldwide. Each year “The Genee” is held in a different country at a prestigious theatre. This year the venue will be in Glasgow, Scotland.Amelia will be coached by the finest ballet teachers and choreographers for one week prior to the final competition. It will be a fantastic and challenging experience for her.In the past, two other JTSD students have competed. In 1994, Cameron Purandare (nee Smith) competed in London and was the first American to reach the finals. In 2008, Jasmine Brown competed in Toronto and also reached the finals among sixty competitors.Many famous ballet dancers have competed and won medals in “The Genee”. Additional information can be found through the RAD Genee web page. We take great pride in Amelia’s achievement. She has worked very hard to achieve the level and artistry required for “The Genee”.Note: The Finalists have been announced. Amelia finished in the upperthird and proudly and positively represented June Taylor’s School of Dance according to Miss June.
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