News!

September 2020

After a successful term of online ballet and our online summer school, we are excited to be returning to our lovely studios on the 10th September. 

Here is what class looks like at EPAD, super spaced out and ready for an exciting and safe new term!

 

 

I would like to congratulate the winners of our 2020 EPAD Photo Competition for sending in such beautiful and imaginative photos! Selecting these was such a hard choice! See below!

Big congratulations to Botshelo Nkolobe too, for being accepted at St Mary's University in Twickenham to study Sports and Exercise Science!

 

 

1st Place - Kaylie, Anouska and Charlene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Place - Tiara 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place - Maria 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2020

Dear Parents and Students, 

 

Due to COVID-19 we will be live-streaming all our classes until the government announces it is safe to return to our regular activities. Professional ballet schools the world over have been successfully continuing their classes online through a platform called Zoom. Zoom is free of charge to you and allows teachers and students to see each other clearly in real time. We will be able to provide feedback to students as a group and individually and we will continue to work on both syllabus and non syllabus classes.

 
I look forward to seeing you all online for Term 3!
 
Miss Elina  

26th January 2020

This weekend, EPAD students excelled at Welwyn Festival once again! I am so proud of you all!

  • Congratulations to Ana Larsen and Alesia Olariu for winning 1st place for their ballet duet. 

  • Congratulations to Sanaya Wable for winning 2nd place for her ballet solo in her very first festival. What a great achievement!

  • Congratulations to Tiara Maqedonci for winning 3rd place for her ballet solo and Alesia Olariu for winning 3rd place for her character solo.  

 

19th January 2020

We've had a great start to 2020 at EPAD with some fantastic achievements from some of our students! 

  • Congratulations to Tiara Maqedonci for winning 3rd place for her character solo and Alesia Olariu for winning 2nd place for her ballet solo at Welwyn Dance festival. 

  • Congratulations to all students for passing their Royal Academy of Dance exams in the Winter term. 100% success, well done!

  • Congratulations to Botshelo Nkolobe for being offered a place on the BA Hons degree at London Studio Centre!

 

October 2019

  • Congratulations to Daniel Sinnarasa for being invited to dance with the Royal Academy of Dance on World Ballet Day Live. How exciting!

  • Congratulations to Alesia Olariu for winning 2nd place at Hounslow festival! Well done!

  • Congratulations to Tiara Maqedonci for winning 3rd place performing her Ballet Solo at Hounslow Festival.

We are very proud of you!

2019 EPAD ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Zac Leigh has been awarded a further year at the Royal Ballet School's Mid Associates

  • Rachel Haberfeld has been awarded a 100% Scholarship to the Urdang Academy on their level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre. She was also accepted into Performance Preparation Academy, Reproofs, Bodes, Read College, Emil Dale and Momentum Performing Arts Academy

  • Botshelo Nkolobe successfully auditioned for a short dance film inspired by Cinderella, dancing with cast members of English National Ballet

  • Natania Alcock has been accepted into Birds College to take a BA in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre where she starts in September. She was also offered Laban's Foundation Musical Theatre Course and a Musical Theatre BA at Wolverhampton University

  • Sasha Leigh has been accepted into Laban BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance as well as London Studio Centre BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance where she starts in September

  • Elizabeth Sinnarasa was accepted into Central School of Ballet Associates

  • Tiara Magedonci was invited to perform at the RAD King's Cross Pop-Up event 

  • Naya Bhatt has been accepted into London Senior Ballet and was awarded a place on the Royal Ballet School Intensive Course wait list 

  • Former student Olivia van Niekerk toured with Ballet Pecs in a varied repertoire including the Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet and Carmen to Budapest, Pecs Hungary, St. Petersburg, Ufa Russia and Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. She is also on of two dancers in an upcoming short BBC film

  • Botshelo Nkolobe was accepted into One Youth Dance

  • Former student Betsy Smith has been awarded a place on the ENB Summer School and the Royal Ballet Spring Intensive Course - she continues to study at full time vocational YDA

  • Nicole Chan-Fook was awarded the Musicality Prize at the Royal Academy of Dance Awards Day 

  • Charlene Tai was invited to perform in London Senior Ballet's Graduation Performance

  • Elizabeth Sinnarasa was accepted on the CAT scheme at The Place

  • VNAD/EPAD students have been invited to participate in classes for the Summer Teachers' Training Course 

FESTIVALS 

Ruislip Medalists

  • Alesia Olariu - 1st in ballet 

  • Sienna Barret

Ealing Medalists 

  • Alesia Olariu - 1st in ballet & Junior Ballet Cup

  • Elizabeth Sinnarasa - ballet & character 

Slough Medalists  

  • Alessia Olariu 

Hounslow Medalists 

  • Kaylie Etwaroo

  • Elizabeth Sinnarasa 

  • Nicole Chan-Fook

  • Evelyn Chan-Fook

Welwyn Medalists 

  • Daniel Sinnarasa - Most Promising Boy - 2018 Cup

  • Tiara Maqedonci 2019 

Royal Tunbridge Wells Medalists 

  • Lakesha Parmathi

  • Elizabeth Sinnarasa 

Watford Festival Medalists

  • Lakesha Parmathi

VNAD/EPAD 2019 JUNIOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PRIZE - Alesia Olariu

VNAD/EPAD 2019  SENIOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PRIZE - Naiya Bhatt 

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