Mabel Ryan Awards 2015
16-year-old Amy Waterhouse achieves outstanding success with a commendation at the world famous Cecchetti Mabel Ryan Awards held at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells. The Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards are a high profile annual event that offers students from around the world the opportunity to perform on a professional stage in an atmosphere of friendly competition.
The Mabel Ryan Awards are organised by the Cecchetti Group as part of the annual Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards. Cecchetti Classical ballet has a rich heritage and history. Enrico Cecchetti was one of the most important influences on the foundations of modern Classical Ballet training. He evolved a method of training in the 19th Century that is as relevant today as it was when he first created it. His influence on British Ballet has been far reaching and resulted in the creation of The Cecchetti Society. The Cecchetti principles of training continue to produce outstanding artistic and technically accomplished dancers, able to work with today´s directors across a spectrum of ballet and contemporary companies.
Amy currently attends the Robyn Academy in Gravesend and studies the Cecchetti method under the tutelage of Miss Mary Goodhew, former head of Ballet at White Lodge & Elmhurst Ballet School. Amy achieved the highest mark of Distinction in her vocationally graded examination and now adds her commendation at the prestigious Mabel Ryan Awards to her collection of achievements. Amy is now concentrating on her next vocational examination and plans to qualify as one of the very few teachers of Cecchetti Classical Ballet.
The Robyn Academy is delighted to announce that Aimee Tutt has joined the West End cast of the internationally award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Aimee is scheduled to renew her contract for a second term to perform as a ballet girl alongside the central character of Billy Elliot in Mrs Wilkinson´s ballet class. Mrs Wilkinson´s ballet girls feature throughout the show as the children´s ensemble, accompanying Billy on his dancing journey.
Aimee is thrilled to be performing as the character Sharon Percy and has been made an understudy for the character Debbie, Mrs Wilkinson´s daughter.
Aimee is 14 years old from Gravesend and is a keen competition dancer, winning numerous titles and championship events. Aimee most recently performed with Craig Revel Horwood in Peter Pan at the Dartford Orchard Theatre.
Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/´85 miners´ strike, Billy´s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.
Billy Elliot the Musical has now been seen by over 10 million people worldwide and earlier this year celebrated its tenth birthday in the West End at a special performance attended by a VIP audience including Elton John, Lee Hall and Stephen Daldry.
To coincide with the birthday celebrations, Billy Elliot the Musical announced an extension to the West End run, releasing over 600,000 tickets for sale, taking booking through to 17 December 2016. In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical was also announced, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2016. Further tour dates and booking details will be announced shortly.
Based on the Academy Award® nominated film the show has been dazzling London´s theatergoers at the Victoria Palace Theatre since 2005 where it received its world stage premiere. Billy Elliot the Musical has gone on to captivate audiences around the world, winning over 80 theatre awards globally including 10 Tony Awards® and 5 Olivier Awards.
Billy Elliot the Musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, is directed by Stephen Daldry with choreography by Peter Darling. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design is by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.
LISTINGS INFORMATION BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
Booking until: Booking to 17 December 2016
Theatre: Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5EA
Box Office: 0844 248 5000
Tickets: £19.50 – £69.50 (to include a £1.50 theatre restoration levy)
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
At the Robyn Academy it doesn´t matter if you are the re-incarnation of Darcy Bussell or Fred Flintstone, if you attend the classes and work hard we will give you the chance on stage, at festivals or at local fetes. Performing in front of a crowd is a fantastic experience and really helps to build childrens confidence.
Whether you are an enthusiastic beginner, a budding performer or a teacher looking to re-train the Academy offers something for everyone. We offer a huge selection of dance styles for all ages including ballet, jazz, street, tap, commercial, Lyrical, Acrobatics, performing arts, early years & cheerleading. If one lesson doesn´t suit you then it doesn´t matter there´s plenty of options to swop.
We offer a range of popular classes for 7 to 18 years, from full scale theatrical performance, QCF accredited dance examinations, medal awards and British Federation festivals.
From the age of 7 the Robyn Academy has a vast range of classes on offer, anything from Ballet to Acrobatic and Acting to Vocal Coaching. To find the best class suited to your needs we have categorized the subjects into 4 genres. All students will participate in our annual full-scale production at the Woodville Theatre and have the opportunity of taking examinations, medal tests and awards. Please follow the links to see full class descriptions.
The Robyn Academy is able to offer a range of adult social classes including ballet, tap and commercial dance. The Academy works alongside the BBO offering qualifications towards a dance teaching career.
Adult ballet, tap & jazz are already on the new timetable, if you cannot find a class that suits you then please email us so that we can look to develop new classes. Classes are tailored to suit the individual dancer and will be adjusted so that all students can gain the maximum enjoyment from their class and your precious time. There is no age limit; we welcome dancers of all ages, shapes and sizes. You are all invited to register for our classes.
We would like to encourage adults who have previously studied dance on a regular basis but have given up, as well as adults who wish to enjoy the many benefits that dance has to offer.
The Robyn Academy is a Recognised School with the Council for Dance Education and Training and has been awarded the Council´s certificate of good professional practice. Schools awarded CDET´s Recognised School Award demonstrate to students, parents and guardians that they adhere to the standards demanded by the industry; standards designed to protect and safeguard young people whether dancing for leisure or with an eye to a career in the profession