Royal Academy of Dance

Alexander Grant Training Award Recipients from 2006

2006 Stephanie Morelli 
2008 Rhiannon Fairless
Rhiannon is a former student of the Mount Eden Ballet Academy.  After training at the Australian Ballet School, she became an Apprentice with The National Ballet of Canada in 2013, and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2016.

2010 Ariana Hond
Ariana is a former student of the Mount Eden Ballet Academy.  In 2012 Ariana was a Silver Medallist, and also the Audience Awardee, at the Genée International Ballet Competition held in Wellington NZ.  She was a Finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix. In 2013 Ariana joined the Pre-Professional Programme with the Queensland Ballet, and in 2015 became an intern with Melbourne City Ballet, where in July 2017 she was promoted from Junior Artist to Company Artist following her successful work in Don Quixote and ECHO.

2012 Yayoi Matches
Yayoi is a former student of the Ponsonby School of Dance.  In 2012 she was a Finalist in the Genée Dance Challenge - Level 4 held in Wellington NZ. After training at the New Zealand School of Dance from 2013, Yayoi joined the Queensland Ballet as an apprentice in 2016.

2014 Laura Crawford
Laura is a former student of the Cameron Ballet Academy in Auckland.  In 2015 she became a full time dance student with the New Zealand School of Dance in Wellington.

2016 Caitlin Hickey
Caitlin Hickey, shown right with judges Nicola Searchfield and David Peden, is a former student of the Chilton Dance Centre in Lower Hutt. In September 2017 she joined the English National Ballet School on a scholarship for 3 years full-time training.

2018 Aidan Tully
Aidan Tully, student of Thames Hauraki Ballet Theatre, Ngatea, Thames.  He is shown right with Anne Rowse; Patron of the 14+ Dance Scholarship Foundation.