Two local dancers from Waldorf Ballet in Sechelt have accepted the opportunity to train at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School.
Each year, RWB holds auditions in search of talented dancers across Canada and the U.S. After an initial acceptance to their summer program, only a small number are then offered full-year placement in the Ballet Academic Program for students in Grades 6-12.
Waverlee Meisinger, 12, was offered placements at both the Goh Ballet Senior Professional School (in Vancouver) as well as the RWB School. After careful deliberation, she has decided to accept RWB and her parents are excited to support her in this next step of her ballet journey. Waverlee has been training for the past five years with artistic director Johanna Waldorf as part of the Waldorf Ballet Professional Program. Alongside her artistic talent and determination, her strong and clean classical technique was acknowledged during her acceptance interviews by both RWB and Goh Ballet program directors.
Adele Dubin, 10, has also been accepted to the RWB School for Grade 6. Adele joined the Waldorf Ballet Professional Program two years ago when she decided to focus more intensely on her classical ballet training. The RWB staff and directors also complimented her classical technique and artistic potential. She is very excited for this new adventure and can’t wait for the new season to begin.
“I will miss them both very much, but I am so proud to have my students recognized in this way,” Waldorf said. “It is an honour to help young aspiring artists follow their dreams, whether it be here in my studios, or far beyond the Sunshine Coast.”