Nicola Peros Ballet School celebrates 100% pass rate in Royal Academy of Dance examinations

32 students from the Nicola Peros Ballet School are celebrating their success in the Royal Academy of Dance examination session that took place in November 2016. All students who recently received their results passed with high Merit or Distinction grades which is an amazing achievement and the Pre-Primary in Dance students all achieved their Class Award.

Nicola Peros Ballet holds classes in St Nicholas Hall, Barry and in Cowbridge Road Cardiff and has an outstanding reputation for turning out classical dancers. A number of students have gone on to take up vocational school places at The Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst Ballet School, Hammond School Chester and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London. Several students are on Associate Programmes with The Royal Ballet and Ballet Cymru and the school was featured on S4c’s Mwy O Mwfs series on dance last November. One former pupil, Maisie French now studying at a top vocational school played the young Margot Fonteyn on the BBC documentary of her life that was shown at Christmas which was presented by Darcey Bussell and another pupil, Stefanie Maurer has also been awarded her third year place on the Junior Associate Programme with The Royal Ballet School and will be the subject of a feature on S4c’s Heno this week. School Principal, Nicola Peros was also asked recently to judge the University of Cardiff Dance Competition which is for teams drawn from universities across the UK who take part to compete in a number of different dance genres including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Tap.

Nicola Peros Ballet students were successful in the following Grades:

Grade 1 (Passed with Merit)
Alana Fajeyisan
Matilda Davidson Talbot
Ophelia Forbes
Tanya Luck Appleton Janhom

Grade 2 (Passed with Merit)
Caitlin Hobbs
Grace Rose Long
Katie Maria Alsop
T’Leia Renwick-Reffel

Grade 3 (Passed with Merit)
Alyssa Fofana
Eleanora Smalley
Elizabeth Hope Angove
Mia Thompson
(Passed with Distinction)
Ellie Clark
Lana Spender

Grade 4 (Passed with Merit)
Lia Cavaliere
Stefanie Maurer
Maisie Rose Peter
(Passed with Distinction)
Louise Emily Bagnall

Grade 5 (Passed with Merit)
Danielle Emms
Leah Davies
(Passed with Distinction)
Amber Hamling
Bridget Peake

Grade 8 (Passed with Merit)
Megan Ene Lovering
Tayla Gerrish

(Passed with Distinction)
Caitlin Eve Coles
Rhiannon Staples

Pre-Primary in Dance (Class Award)
Amelia Williams-Scott
Benjamin Noah French
Eva Lily Pitt
Evlyn Thomas
Lily Trigg
Phoebe Mia Jones

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