We are bursting with pride to announce that one of Rae's private coaching students has gained a place to train at the Bolshoi Academy in Russia!
Isabelle Bosher is an exceptionally hard-working, humble and dedicated student, who it has been a pleasure for Rae to work with.
We wish Isabelle the very best of luck in her exciting new adventure!
CHANTRY DIPLOMA STUDENT, LUCY MORRIS PERFORMS IN PETER PAN
Congratulations to Diploma graduate student LUCY MORRIS who has been offered her first professional contract with Little Wolf Productions in this year's production of 'Peter Pan' at Derby Arena.
We are thrilled for Lucy who has also just appeared in Chantry Dance Company's 'ALICE - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass' as supporting ensemble and understudied the role of the Cheshire Cat.
CHANTRY SCHOOL DIPLOMA STUDENT, RACHAEL RIDLEY SELECTED BY LOVE RUDEYE AGENCY!
We are THRILLED to announce that following a phenomenal workshop with Stuart Bishop, one of our lovely 3rd year Diploma students, Rachael Ridley, was selected for representation with Love Rudeye Agency!!!
Rachael is such a hard-working, dedicated and talented student and we could not be happier for her.
Huge congratulations Rachael, we're all very excited for you!
CHANTRY SCHOOL'S 2019 SUMMER SHOWCASE
Chantry School’s full-time vocational Diploma students delivered a stunning performance in their annual Summer Showcase, and received wonderful feedback from audiences. The programme included new contemporary and contemporary ballet works created especially for the Chantry students by UK and international choreographers Jenny Logan, Alexandra Harris, Shannon Parker, Rae Piper and Paul Chantry, as well as traditional Classical Ballet repertoire, Jazz and Musical Theatre dance pieces. The show also included a special curtain raiser performance by Chantry's Associate students.
We are incredibly proud of all of our young dancers, who will undoubtably become our next generation of professional performers. They all worked immensely hard preparing for the show and showed huge levels of commitment and professionalism. If you missed our wonderful Summer Showcase, take a look at our photos below!
Not forgetting our Associate students, who performed a curtain raiser for the show...
And finally, one of our favourite dances from the show...
JESS TEMPLETON SCOOPS UP ALL THE AWARDS!
Jess Templeton, one of Rae's private students, was hugely successful in at the 2018 Winter Festival in Italy. Jess won the following awards with pieces created and choreographed by Rae:
All England National Finals Classical Ballet solo Gold
All England National Finals Contemporary solo Gold
All England Young Classical Dancer of the Year
All England Young Contemporary Dancer of the Year
ISTD Bursary Awards Contrasting Solo winner
We are all very proud of Jess and this fantastic array of awards!
Jess was previously a full time associate at Tring Park and is now studying at the Royal Ballet Upper School, and she is still one of Rae's private students.
CHANTRY STUDENTS PERFORM IN JACK AND THE BEANSTALK ... ALONGSIDE DUNCAN JAMES FROM BLUE! December 2018
Lauren Coyle and Rachael Ridley, two of our 3 year diploma students, gained professional contracts to perform in this year's Derby Arena pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk by Little Wolf Productions, choreographed by Rae Piper. See if you can spot our girls in some of the rehearsal shots below!
CHANTRY STUDENTS PERFORM IN CDC'S 2018 TOUR; DRACULA, WELCOME TO D'S September and October 2018
Chantry's 3 Year Diploma students are joining Chantry Dance on stage to perform in Dracula, Welcome to D's for our 2018 tour. The show has received wonderful reviews so far and we are incredibly proud of our student's. The photo's below show the students rehearsing with the principal cast members.
And performing on tour....
DAVIDE ZANZONELLI IS APPOINTED AS APPRENTICE DANCER July 2018
We are delighted to announce that Davide Zanzonelli will be joining Chantry Dance as Apprentice Dancer this year. Davide will be dancing the role of Papillion in Chantry's 2018 tour of 'Dracula - Welcome to D's'. For information on Dracula, click on the button below
CHANTRY STUDENTS PERFORM THEIR SUMMER SHOWCASE June 2018
Chantry's Associate and Diploma took to the stage in June this year and presented a hugely succesful showcase of their work. The students all worked very hard for the event and they showed a great level of professionalism, resulting in a superb show. We are incredibly proud of all of our students and would like to thank the large number of you who came out to support them. If you weren't fortunate enough to get tickets to the event take a look at our video montage below...
LAUREN COYLE AND RACHEL RIDLEY TO JOIN LITTLE WOLF FOR THEIR 2018/19 PANTOMIME - MAY 2018
Lauren and Rachel, both 3 year Diploma students, have gained professional contracts with Little Wolf Productions as dancers/singers for the 2018 Derby pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Rachel and Lauren will be performing alongside Duncan James from Blue!
CHANTRY STUDENTS JOIN WEST END CAST OF DAVID WALLIAMS' 'GANGSTA GRANNY' In 2017 Lauren Coyle and Eloise Nicholson, who are both 3 Year Diploma students at Chantry School, joined the West End cast of Birmingham Stage Company's Award-Winning show 'Gangsta Granny' written by David Walliams. 'Gangsta Granny' plays at the Garrick Theatre with Lauren and Eloise both in a featured dancer role. The photographs show Eloise at the Garrick, and Eloise and Lauren at BBC Radio Lincolnshire during an interview about their successes! Lauren and Eloise also worked on the show on tour.
We are proud to announce that in 2018 India Rich (1st year Diploma student) will join Lauren Coyle (2nd year Diploma student), to perform in 'Gangsta Granny' once again.
YOUNG BALLET DANCER OF THE YEAR 2017 & ALL ENGLAND DOUBLE WIN
Chantry School private student Jessica Templeton has won Young Ballet Dancer of The Year AND the Jean Frecker Contemporary Award at the All England Dance with routines created and coached by Chantry School's Director, Rae Piper. Jessica also won 1st place in both her Classical Ballet and Contemporary sections at the All England Dance National Finals with the same routines - this young lady is a star in the making.
Jessica with judges Adam Cooper and Brenda Last.
YAGP - YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX Former Chantry School Full Associate, Scarlett Harvey, has become a YAGP NEW YORK 2017 finalist, with a high score of 97 and average score of 93 in her contemporary solo which was created and coached by Chantry. Scarlett has also been offered scholarships by the BOLSHOI and AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE!
REBECCA SCANLON IS APPOINTED AS ARTIST - 2017
Rebecca, a former Full Associate of Chantry School, and Chantry Dance Apprentice Dancer in 2016, has taken on a role of Artist with Chantry Dance. Rebecca will be joining us performing in Chantry Dance's first full length ballet, The Sandman. We are delighted to have Rebecca on board!