Noteworthy Awards

Award:  Runner-up Best Performing Arts School in NW Michigan

Isabella Cowles competes in the Genee International Ballet Competition 2014, Antwerp, Belgium. (Now called the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition)

The competition is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, attracting the finest young dancers trained in the RAD syllabus, from around the globe. Candidates receive a unique opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and teachers for five days before performing at the semi-finals, and then the final, where they compete for a range of medals.

Isabella Cowles also received the Solo Seal Award in May 2015 (her senior year of high school.)

The Solo Seal is the RAD’s highest Vocational Graded examination and remains a true test of a dancer’s ability. Candidates are required to perform three contrasting variations from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries, each selected to meet the stylistic and movement demands of today’s choreographers and directors.