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Bridie Hanrahan offered a place in the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Russia | Guardian Mudgee

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“That was the last thing on my mind, I just went there for the experience and didn’t really think it would happen.” Last month, Bridie Hanrahan made the 30-hour flight to Florence, Italy, to dance as part of the Bolshoi Ballet’s intensive summer program, a decision she would not have made without the support of her teacher and director of Dance Unlimited, Ms. Haley. . A new set of skills and confidence is not all Bridie received from the trip to Italy, but also an offer to dance in the full-time program at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. The Academy is considered one of the best in the world, and twelve-year-old Bridie said she was at a loss for words when she heard she had secured a place. Learn more | Glencore email reveals intimate relationships between mining companies and NSW government agencies “I was very, very, very shocked and surprised, but it was also very exciting for me”, she said. “After we finished the parents’ show, they pulled people aside and said ‘congratulations, you’ve been accepted into our full-time program in Russia’. That means you dance for six days for a year and you’re boarder at school.” As for her father Jason, he “spun” the idea that his daughter exceeded on such a high platform. “When they told me, I was a bit spun. My comment to other parents was ‘is this for real?’ because we were all so shocked.” Read more | The monster in me, its name is fatigue: how do your sleeping habits affect your life? Bridie, who first put on a leotard at the age of four, was the only ballerina from small town Australia to take part in the program and was also the youngest in her group of 20-year-olds. why she thinks she was offered a place at the Academy was a result of her motivation, while her father thinks it has a lot to do with her determination. “It’s really motivating when I dance next to people who are really good because it motivates me to improve,” she said. “Lately I’ve been working really hard at home to improve my ballet, especially because I attended Tanya Pearson Academy in Sydney. “Bridie works really hard. They had to do a performance in pointe shoes and they didn’t know she was that young, they thought she was older,” Jason said. “She hasn’t worn pointe shoes in so long, and they gave them the option to go to the other class that wasn’t using them, but she stayed, so I think her determination is what impressed them.” When asked what she liked about the ballet, Bridie replied that it was because “perfection does not exist”. “There is always something different to improve,” she said. Bridie is well on her way to landing her job as dreams as a dancer, especially in contemporary ballet, and hopes to dance in Europe as she gets older.“I would love to go to Europe one day and train there,” she said Read more | Woman sexually assaulted in Mudgee, police demand information What do you think?