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Ophelia - Summer Dace Pursuits

Student, Ophelia Pre-Professional Dance Pursuits:

Opera de Paris - Frejus - France

During the summer, she has been dancing under the guidance of Monique Loudieres (ex-etoile of Paris Opera) in the south of France and performed in a public presentation at the Roman Amphitheater in Frejus. For this course, she was chosen out of hundreds to participate in a small group of 15-18 yr old pre-professional dancers. It was deeply inspiring for her to work with such fantastic dancers all training in the French Opera style. During the week, they also had panel discussions with the teachers and at the end of the show, each dancer had to briefly present their "dance journey and aspirations' to the public. This was followed by a Q&A with the public. Ophelia has left with new insight and objectives on how to reach her goal.


Russian Masters Ballet - Spain

The three weeks in July at Russian Masters Ballet training with Masters from the Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg was truly transformational. Six hours a day training, six days a week culminating with two public Galas in Alicante was not only an incredible experience but a trampoline in her technique, artistry and development. At the end of the course, each parent was offered an interview with the principal teacher via an interpreter! 

 The dancers shared the stage with leading soloists from top European companies who flew into dance with the students at the final STARS GALA!


Ophelia looks forward to continuing her training in London at Masters of Ballet and completing her GCSE year at St Edmund's Catholic School this year.

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St Edmund's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.