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AGP 2021 Final House Program

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2021Mission 宗旨Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition (AGP) is an educational journey for young ballet dancers, primarily in Asia-Pacic region, to demonstrate their talent and learn from international dance experts. Outstanding dancers are recognized by awards and scholarships to assist them with their dance training and career development.AGP是一個教育旅程,主要給與亞太區年青芭蕾舞者展現其藝術天分,及從國際舞蹈專家身上學習知識的機會。傑出的舞蹈員將獲頒發獎項及獎學金以發展其舞蹈學習及事業。

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2021President of Jury評委員主席Garry TRINDER, MNZMDirector of the New Zealand School of DanceBorn in England, Garry Trinder trained at The Royal Ballet School, Rambert School of Ballet and Maurice Béjart’s MUDRA. As a dancer, he worked with Scottish Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and London City Ballet. Garry’s extensive career includes six years as artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet and two years as director of dance at South Africa’s NAPAC Dance Company. He was appointed director of the New Zealand School of Dance in 1998.Garry holds a master’s degree from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and an Advanced Diploma in Education from Newcastle University. In addition to his role at NZSD, he is associated with many international ballet competitions including the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland, the Japan Grand Prix in Tokyo and the Youth America Grand Prix in New York. Since 2011, Garry has assumed the role of President of the Jury for the Asian Grand Prix ballet competition in Hong Kong. Garry was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013, for his services to dance.

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2021Jury list in alphabetical order by surname評委員以姓氏排序Jury Member評委員Anna CHANDean of School of Dance of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing ArtsAnna CY Chan is a practicing arts educator, performer, producer, curator and administrator for years. She received her professional dance training in Hong Kong, Australia and UK and holds a Professional Dancer Diploma from the Royal Ballet School (London), an MA degree in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey and M.Ed degree from the University of Sheeld.Anna is currently the Dean of the School of Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Dance Advisor to the West Kowloon Cultural District’s performing arts team. As the West Kowloon district’s Head of Dance from 2014 to 2018, Anna shaped the district’s artistic direction and dance strategies and led the launch of a series of New Works Forum programmes, including Dance Dialogue with Wayne McGregor, Screendance, Writing Choreographic Process, Multimedia and Dance Dialogue, Dance in Alternative Space and Dance Dramaturgy, exploring innovative forms of creating and performing, and new ways of discussing and thinking about topics related to contemporary performances. She also co-curated West Kowloon’s annual Producers’ Network Meeting & Forum and was Chief Producer for the ON VIEW: HONG KONG and Look Two Ways dance productions. Apart from programme development, Anna also involved in the theatre design of the Freespace Blackbox theatre which opened in 2019, and the Lyric Theatre Complex and the rst Resident Company Center for Dance which will be opened in 2023/24. In 2007, Anna became the Vice-President (East Asia) of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacic until 2017. She was also the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance from 2006 to 2011 and has acted as Dance Advisor to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council since 2008. She has been invited as keynote speaker, presenter and guest lecturer in many international symposium, festivals, cultural summits, conferences and university in Australia, Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, UK and USA. She was awarded the Hong Kong Dance Award in 2004, the City Contemporary Dance Laureate in 2016, and in 2018 the prestigious Hong Kong Dance Award for Distinguished Achievement in recognition of her signicant contributions. Anna serves on the American Dance Abroad inaugural advisory council, and the Australia Council for the Arts as industry advisor. She was a jury panel of 2019 Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix, Busan International Dance Competition 2019, 17th Taishin Arts Award 2019, the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award in Australia and the 2017 Seoul International Choreography Festival.

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2021Jury list in alphabetical order by surname評委員以姓氏排序Jury Member評委員Deborah HESSSenior Faculty Member at Canada’s National Ballet SchoolDeborah Hess is an internationally respected ballet teacher and coach. A senior faculty member at Canada’s National Ballet School, she is also the co-ordinator of the School’s Student Exchange Program. Ms. Hess is a frequent guest teacher in companies and schools around the world and is a sought after juror for major international ballet competitions. She is delighted to be returning to Asian Grand Prix. A native New Yorker, Deborah Hess began pursuing her passion for teaching at the San Francisco Ballet School following a successful career as a dancer in which she danced a wide ranging repertoire from Odette in Swan Lake to neo-classical works by choreographers such Bronislava Nijinska and contemporary works by choreographers such as Lar Lubovitch. Ms. Hess values most highly the artistic possibilities of dance and strives in her teaching to bring out the individuality of each student, highlighting musicality, generosity of spirit and dynamic range while respecting the purity of form.

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2021Jury list in alphabetical order by surname評委員以姓氏排序Jury Member評委員Ernst MEISNERArtistic Director of the Dutch National Ballet AcademyErnst Meisner is the Artistic Director at the Dutch National Ballet Academy since September 2018. Ernst Meisner is choreographer and has been artistic coordinator for the Junior Company of The Dutch National Ballet since 2013. He will continue in this function next to his new task as artistic director of the NBA. Ernst himself studied at the Dutch National Ballet Academy and went on to dance with The Royal Ballet and The Dutch National Ballet.He created various works for The Dutch National Ballet, including Saltarello (2012), And after we were, (2011), Het Nationale Canta Ballet, (2012), Axiom of Choice, (2014), In Transit, (2017), Impermanence, (2018) and the children’s production, De kleine grote kist, (2011). For the Junior Company he choreographed Embers, (2013), No Time Before Time, (2016) and Revelry, (2017). With Marco Gerris, artistic director of ISH, he made the much acclaimed ‘hip-hop meets ballet’ productions, Narnia: de Leeuw, de Heks en de Kleerkast, (2014) and GRIMM, (2018). Meisner also made choreographies for the New York Choreographic Institute, (part of the New York City Ballet), The Royal Ballet New Works Program, the English National Ballet School, DanceEast and the Encore Dance Company.Earlier Ernst was a guest teacher at, among others, the English National Ballet School, the Summer Schools of The Royal Ballet School, Korean Youth Ballet Stars and the Youth America Grand Prix.

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2021Jury list in alphabetical order by surname評委員以姓氏排序Jury Member評委員Arlene MINKHORSTDirector of Education of Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance EducationArlene Minkhorst is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, (RWB School). She performed with the RWB Company before deciding to redirect her energies to teaching, and joined the RWB School full-time Professional Division faculty in 1979.In 2004, Ms Minkhorst took over the Directorship of the RWB School, a position she held until joining Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education in August 2018.Throughout her career, Ms. Minkhorst taught all levels of ballet and pointe technique, repertoire classes, conducted rehearsals for performances, and taught teacher training workshops. She has built national and international partnerships to provide the best in dance education for her students and currently volunteers as Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Alliance of Professional Dance Schools (IAPDS). Ms. Minkhorst has accepted engagements to work as a guest teacher and adjudicator for dance festivals and dance competitions across Canada and the United States. She has been a member of the jury for the Youth America Grand Prix, ADC/IBC, the Prix de Lausanne, the Japan Grand Prix, and the Tanzolymp in Berlin, Germany.

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2021Jury list in alphabetical order by surname評委員以姓氏排序Jury Member評委員Lisa PAVANEDirector of The Australian Ballet SchoolBorn in Newcastle, NSW, a student of Tessa Maunder, Lisa joined The Australian Ballet School in 1978 and The Australian Ballet in 1981. Lisa rose swiftly to Soloist in 1983 and Principal Artist in 1986. In 1994 Lisa joined English National Ballet as Senior Principal. Lisa has appeared internationally as guest artist, including with the Boston, Kirov and Birmingham Royal ballet companies. Later, Lisa combined work in administration at ENB with further studies. Returning to Australia in 2001, Lisa freelanced and ran a Property Management business. In 2007 she joined The Australian Ballet School sta and in 2008 became the rst graduate of the School’s Vocational Graduate Certicate in Elite Ballet Instruction. In 2012 Lisa became Head of Student Training, was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and gained her Graduate Certicate in Professional Education and Training.In 2015 following a world-wide search, Lisa was appointed Director of The Australian Ballet School. As Director, Lisa participates as a juror of Youth American Grand Prix in New York and Osaka Japan and has chaired the jury of the Alana Haines Scholarship Awards, held biennially in New Zealand. In 2018 Lisa joined the jury of the prestigious international ballet competition, the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland as well as the Beijing International Dance Competition and Adeline Genée nals in Hong Kong.

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2021Jury list in alphabetical order by surname評委員以姓氏排序Jury Member評委員Samira SAIDIHead of Intensive Courses and International Relations of the Royal Ballet AcademySamira Saidi is Head of Intensive Courses and International Relations at The Royal Ballet School. In 2017, she joined The Royal Ballet School’s senior management team, responsible for the delivery of its Intensive Courses and International Relations, including oversees auditions. At age 18 she graduated from The Royal Ballet School into Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet. During an illustrious, twenty year career with Sadler’s Wells and Birmingham Royal Ballet, under the direction of Sir Peter Wright and after, David Bintley, Samira worked with renowned choreographers such as Ashton, MacMillan and De Valois. Dancing a wide range of principal roles, she was particularly noted for her interpretation of Giselle, in Wright’s production. In Bintley’s three act ballet; The Snow Queen, Samira was chosen to create the title role, winning critical acclaim. In 1999, after retirement from dancing to concentrate on teaching and choreography, Samira was invited to teach and choreograph both in the UK and internationally. She helped to develop Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Dance Track Programme whilst also teaching The Royal Ballet School’s Junior and Senior Associates. In 2004 she joined Elmhurst Ballet School becoming a graduate teacher, Ballet Mistress and Resident Choreographer. She successfully conceived and managed Elmhurst’s satellite Associate Programme. Samira was appointed Director of Dance at English National Ballet School in 2012 - 2017. During this time, in addition to being responsible for the artistic direction of the school, she was invited to judge international ballet competitions and to guest teach at numerous vocational schools and summer programmes around the world. She has also choreographed ballets for Birmingham Royal Ballet, National Youth Ballet and Elmhurst Ballet School. She achieved her Professional Teaching Diploma with distinction at The Royal Ballet School’s Professional Dancer’s Teachers Course. Samira is a Patron of National Youth Ballet.

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DIRECTOR GARRY TRINDER MNZM2017 AGP SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT TOTHE NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF DANCENOW WITH THE WASHINGTON BALLETRENCH SORIANOnzschoolofdance.ac.nzPhotography by Amber Grifn

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2021* Click the icon for more informationList of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Performance A表演A 組101Valerieca Lunatia Tjahyono102Ellaina Josephine Yudiantyo103Zhao Yuxi107Eve Vlahodimos108Yu Tong Lin109Yi-Lin Lan104Tsai-Ching Chang105Tiany Emmanuela Tanugraha106Zi Lin Ou

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Performance A表演A 組* Click the icon for more information110Lee Hao En111Shi Yu Meng112Lim Xuan Carris116Jessica Siyu Ding117Grace Costigan118Antonia Mak113Irynn Teen Ee Hann114Charlotte Ong Si Xuan115Jasmine Fong Robson

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Performance A表演A 組* Click the icon for more information119Lim Yu Han120Graciella Anastasya Sutanto121Janita Chen125Kexuan Zhao126Jillianne Ranae Aquino122Jessica Diamanta Victoria123Tzu-Chen LIN124Kernise Wong Si Ngaa

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Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is one of the world’s foremost training institutions for aspiring young dancers and teachers. Attracting students from across the country and around the world, NBS is the only ballet school in North America to provide elite dance training, academic instruction and residence on the same campus.The School’s progressive curriculum, with its emphasis on the physical and emotional wellbeing of the student, has put NBS at the forefront of dance training internationally. NBS alumni work in 80 schools and companies in Canada and abroad, frequently taking leadership roles as choreographers and artistic directors. Talent is the sole criterion for acceptance into NBS’ Professional Ballet Program.GOVERNMENT PARTNERSLearn more at www.nbs-enb.ca

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Performance B表演B 組* Click the icon for more information201Shaqueena Hutasoit202Li Cheuk Tung Shelby203Tamison Soppet207Chloe Lahood208Caitlynn Lauren Senjaya204Jillian Chen Xuanru205Yang FanNingXi206Kimberly Tasha Margaretha

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Performance B表演B 組* Click the icon for more information209Davelyn Abraham210Papichaya Numtong211Kanpitcha Vicheansil212SeongHye JUN216Benjamin Groen213Sara XiaoHan Yu214Cheng Yun-Rong215Casey R Paath

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Performance B表演B 組* Click the icon for more information217Florence Chong Wen Yu218GaEun YANG219Daisy Sexton223Mia Antoniou224Krysante Shiren Bianinova220Pin-Chiao Hsu221Nadina Ayesha Hadien222Rayne Waterson

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Junior A初級A 組* Click the icon for more information301Shew Wing Lam302Nicole Kosasih Widjaja303Tai Tsz Ching307Sasha Angelica Haliman308Akari Shinya304Isabella Mifsud-West305JiA KIM306JiYul KIM

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Junior A初級A 組* Click the icon for more information309Sydney Tang Xuan Yu310Sekar Hayyu Prabasvari311Hannah Saito315Shamira Veronnica Drapete316Yi-Xuan LIN312Shania Goh313Juan Angelo De Leon314KOK JIA WEI

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Junior A初級A 組* Click the icon for more information317Haruka Kawamura318Reijannah Siti Ariani319Alya Fathiyyah Zulfa323Ping-Jui Wu324Mantraa Rane320Kamolnuth Sornplang321Matia Ingrey322Georgia Willshire

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Junior A初級A 組* Click the icon for more information325Ng Le Wen326Thanyamon Chantaramanit327Viktoria Halter331Phunyanuch Koomdee332Manon Baranger328Renee Wong329Maia Weisinger Braun330Chloe Chee Pei Yi

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Offical school of Queensland BalletDeveloping the artists of the futurequeenslandballet.com.au/academyJoseph Moss, Pre-Professional Program. Photographer David Kelly

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2021Offical school of Queensland BalletDeveloping the artists of the futurequeenslandballet.com.au/academyJoseph Moss, Pre-Professional Program. Photographer David KellyList of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Junior B初級B 組* Click the icon for more information401Li Ching Sze402Wong Yan To403Hsin Yu Ko407Charlotte Menger408Hsin-Chien CHEN404Choi Ying En Janelle405Tiany Cecilia Haliman406Jacinta Berrigan

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2021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Junior B初級B 組* Click the icon for more information409Tzu-Chi LIN410Loraine Gaile Jarlega411Valerie Tsz Ling Chung415Vian Reign Pelegrin416Ema Takahashi412Tiany Ng Ka Ip413Vin Joshua Saagundo414Rica Ysabel Bernardo

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SUMMER INTENSIVE 2022TULSA BALLETAUDITIONSVIDEO AUDITIONSScholarships will be awarded during the audition process. Ladies should wear a standard ballet leotard, tights and ballet shoes. Gentlemen should wear a fitted shirt and standard ballet tights with ballet shoes. All students should send a 4x6 (or smaller) headshot and arabesque photo before the audition.Video auditions should contain both barre and center work, as well as pointe work, if applicable. The video length should be 5-10 minutes. We will also accept videos as per the International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines (IAP Guidelines). for more information: 918-712-5327 | education@tulsaballet.orgCOCA REGIONAL SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITIONSJANUARY 14-16, 2022BROKEN ARROW, OK | TULSA BALLET’S HARDESTY CAMPUSJANUARY 22, 2022VIRTUAL ZOOM AUDITION FEBRUARY 5, 2022TULSA, OK | TULSA BALLET’S BROOKSIDE CAMPUSFEBRUARY 5, 2022VIRTUAL ZOOM AUDITION FEBRUARY 19, 2022JUNE 19-JULY 16, 2022

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SUMMER INTENSIVE 2022TULSA BALLETAUDITIONSVIDEO AUDITIONSScholarships will be awarded during the audition process. Ladies should wear a standard ballet leotard, tights and ballet shoes. Gentlemen should wear a fitted shirt and standard ballet tights with ballet shoes. All students should send a 4x6 (or smaller) headshot and arabesque photo before the audition.Video auditions should contain both barre and center work, as well as pointe work, if applicable. The video length should be 5-10 minutes. We will also accept videos as per the International Audition Pre-Selection Guidelines (IAP Guidelines). for more information: 918-712-5327 | education@tulsaballet.orgCOCA REGIONAL SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITIONSJANUARY 14-16, 2022BROKEN ARROW, OK | TULSA BALLET’S HARDESTY CAMPUSJANUARY 22, 2022VIRTUAL ZOOM AUDITION FEBRUARY 5, 2022TULSA, OK | TULSA BALLET’S BROOKSIDE CAMPUSFEBRUARY 5, 2022VIRTUAL ZOOM AUDITION FEBRUARY 19, 2022JUNE 19-JULY 16, 20222021List of Finalists決賽參賽者名單Senior高級組* Click the icon for more information501Mia Zanardo502Idelle Lauryn G. Buhia503Noah Esplana504Alicia Yee505Amber Mitchell-Knight506Camille Deschandol

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2021List of Candidates參賽者名單Duo/Trio Division雙人/三人舞部門DTC001”The Dance Space“Dance Space by Ant, ThailandNapangorn Komphusirikul, 7 yrs oldRiha Park, 7 yrs oldDTJ001”Interstellar“Lisa Macuja School of Ballet, PhillipinesKatrina Barnes, 16 yrs oldShamira Veronnica Drapete, 14 yrs oldDTS001”Hope“Philemon Academy Foundation Inc., PhillipinesMika Ella Maravilla Salasalan, 17 yrs oldCharnina Mae Pabalinas, 17 yrs oldJean Almeda, 25 yrs oldby Ms.Wanarudee Hansomboon, DT Music 01by Abigail Lynn Oliveiro, DT Music 01by Jean Almeda, DT Music 04

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2021List of Candidates參賽者名單Group Dance Division群舞部門GDJ001”Shadow“The Ballet School SingaporePeixuan Sheryl Toh, 14 yrs oldYu Hann Chek, 13 yrs oldby Ren ChenXin, GB Music 02Xin Rui, Reina Tan, 14 yrs oldKah Yu Eunice Teo, 14 yrs oldZoey Lim, 14 yrs oldWen Hui Wynne Yiap, 15 yrs oldHsin Yi Tan, 15 yrs oldYi Ting, Jolene Low, 15 yrs oldSi Yun Zoe Tan, 15 yrs oldHui Ting Natalie Khoo, 15 yrs oldRong En Lauren Lui, 16 yrs oldGDJ002”All Ways“I Shin Dance StudioMeng-Chen Hsu, 15 yrs oldAn-Ying Hung, 15 yrs oldby Yu-Chen Pan, GB Music 03Hsin-Chien Chen, 15 yrs oldTing-Yu Chuang, 15 yrs oldGDS001”Breathe“Ballet BaguioKeri Kasandra Villegas, 19 yrs oldMichel Jullianne Grace Quan, 18 yrs oldby Jacqueline Go - Ramon, GB Music 02Phoeboa Rei Buen, 20 yrs oldShelly Camille Esguerra, 21 yrs oldGDS002”Border“Lisa Macuja School of BalletMarinette Franco, 21 yrs oldRosanne Melencio, 18 yrs oldby Gerardo Francisco Jr., GB Music 03Jessa Balote, 23 yrs oldNoah Michael Colin Esplana, 18 yrs oldBrian John Sevilla, 19 yrs oldAlvin Dictado, 20 yrs oldJohn Carl Concepcion, 21 yrs oldRodney Catubay, 24 yrs oldRaymond Salcedo, 24 yrs oldJeerson Balute, 25 yrs oldJamil Montibon, 26 yrs oldSean Kevin Pelegrin, 28 yrs old

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Chairman SO Hon WahPresident Virginia BINGBallet Master Mike WANGBallet Mistress Eriko OCHIAIBallet Mistress Ayako FUJIOKAEvent Executive Manager Miyuki AIKAWAExecutive Secretary Roxy YANGAccounting Manager Patrick CHEUNGMedia Specialist Pansy LOEvent Supervisor Veronica YIPHealth Consultant Roy W. T. CHANArtistic/Graphic Designer Jennifer YEUNG

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