Bondi Resort Blog

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Wow, Congratulations! Talk about being "on Point!"

One or our amazing "Bondi Kids", Heather Lehan, is off to great adventures.

She is the recipient of the  Christopher Ondaatje Ballet Prize from the National Ballet School in Toronto. The honour, presented when she gaduated last spring, comes with a $25,000 purse, money the 18-year-old Kitchener dancer is using to travel through Europe, attending workshops and auditioning for professional dance companies

Heather is now focused on the next stage – getting a spot as an apprentice with a professional dance company and then working her way up the ranks. The prize money allowed her to travel to Europe last fall where she attended the Hamburg Ballet School for a few weeks through a learning exchange with the National Ballet School. She also visited the Semperoper ballet company in Dresden and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet Company in Oslo.  She had to come home, though, for a role in The Nutcracker.

Her sister Nancy is also a graduate of the Ballet School, in the  teacher training program, and works for the school’s community outreach initiative called Sharing Dance.  Dance is in the family, it seems.

We think our Bondi Kids are amazing. We look forward to watching Heather soar to great heights in the ballet.  You can read the whole article here.

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