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Australasian dance domination

LISA Pellin Dancers conquered centre stage at the Australian Teachers of Dance Australasian Energertiks Scholarships on Friday, July 17.

Students from the Leongatha dance school travelled to perform at the prestigious competition held at the Clocktower Centre in Melbourne after having qualified with impeccable scores at the state-level competition.

LPD principal, Lisa Pellin says it was a fantastic achievement for her students to have qualified to compete at state-level, let alone the Australasian competition.

“This in itself was a great achievement and our results were very impressive,” Mrs Pellin said.

For students to qualify for the Australasian Scholarships they had to achieve extremely high marks in their classical ballet examinations, assessed by a nationally credited external examiner.

“We’ve managed to forge an excellent reputation in both the Victorian and Australasian Scholarships and our list of successful candidates is continually growing,” Mrs Pellin said.

Dancers Siobhan Cooper, Morgan Mitchelson, Jonti Westaway and Morgan Bolam represented LPD at the scholarships. All students placed in their various divisions, adding to the impressive trophy collection at LPD studio.

Sioban Cooper received the sub junior encouragement award, Morgan Mitchelson placed first in the junior ballet section, Morgan Bolam placed fourth in senior ballet and Jonti Westaway received a summer school scholarship.

Alumni students currently studying full time at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School also received honours on the day. Claudia Bolam came second in the esteemed Justine Summers Awards award and alumnus Lucy Hogan received an Australian Teachers of Dance bursary.

Pas de hooray: from left, Morgan Bolam, Jonti Westaway, Morgan Mitchelson and Sioban Cooper all smiles back at Lisa Pellin Dancers studio after their win at the Australian Teachers of Dance Australasian Energertiks Scholarships.

Pas de hooray: from left, Morgan Bolam, Jonti Westaway, Morgan Mitchelson and Sioban Cooper all smiles back at Lisa Pellin Dancers studio after their win at the Australian Teachers of Dance Australasian Energertiks Scholarships.

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