Royal Academy of Dance

Elvira Macrae Award Recipients from 2014

In 2013 Elvira Macrae, a former very successful RAD teacher resident in Tauranga, generously donated a substantial sum of money to provide financial support to talented young dancers showing outstanding ability and potential.  An Elvira Macrae Award will be made at each biennial 14+ Dance Scholarship event.

2014 Elvira Macrae Award
Katherine is a former student of the Mount Eden Ballet Academy in Auckland. In 2015 Kathrine was a semi-finalist in the Alana Haines Awards, receiving a scholarship to the Royal Danish Ballet Summer School; and was runner-up at the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonalds Ballet Scholarship. In 2016 Katherine studied fulltime at the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy in Sydney.  She also performed at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Youth America Grand Prix.

2016 Elvira Macrae Award
Larissa is a student of the Mt Eden Ballet Academy in Auckland. She was presented with her award by judges, Nicola Searchfield and David Peden.