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Monday, September 19, 2016

Congratulations Kendall Beauchamp!

The First State Academy of Dance (FSDA), Milford, DE, congratulates student, Kendall Beauchamp, 14, on her audition and acceptance with a scholarship to the year round dance program with the Rock School of Dance Education, Philadelphia, PA. She attended their summer program on full scholarship then auditioned for their year round program. She began her training with Salisbury Dance Academy under the direction of Elena Manakhova then joined FSDA and Delaware Dance Alliance under the direction of Michele Xiques and Jessica Jones.

The Rock School of Dance Education background:

In 1963, at the urging of her mentor, George Balanchine, Barbara Weisberger established the School of Pennsylvania Ballet. In 1986 Bojan Spassoff became director of the School. After six years of steady growth, in 1992, The Rock School became an independent institution focusing intensely on its mission, Excellence in Dance Education. Over the past 21 years, building on a strong artistic foundation with co-director Stephanie Wolf Spassoff, Bo Spassoff and the Trustees of The School have succeeded in growing the reputation and programs of a small regional ballet school into the internationally acclaimed Rock School for Dance Education.

Throughout its over 50-year history, the School has developed dancers for the premier companies of the United States as well as a host of other internationally known ballet companies in Europe and Asia. It offers a full range of programs for all ages. The Rock School experience instills in students self-discipline and an eagerness to learn, enriching their lives regardless of the careers they ultimately pursue. 

The Rock School was selected Outstanding School at the Regional Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) consecutively from 2006 to 2015. The Philadelphia YAGP regional competition encompasses a region south of New York City and through the Washington, D.C. area. The Rock School was also selected Outstanding School at the 2007 New York City YAGP finals.

1 comment:

Amy and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations Kendall!!! We love you and hope to see you soon!!!