A Richmond dance academy will be going mob-handed to the BC Performing Arts Provincials next month.
Eleven students from the Richmond Academy of Dance, on River Road, are limbering up for the virtual competition, which runs June 1 to 5.
The academy’s artistic director, Heather Joosten, said they are all “very excited” about the prospect of representing Richmond in the provincials, adding that it is “unique” that the students are showcasing so many different areas of the arts.
“They have all won numerous awards in local competitions recently as well,” said Joosten.
The academy's other artistic director, Annette Jakubowski, said she was "so proud of our students, especially as there is no other dance studio in the Lower Mainland that has such diversity in their representations at the BC Performing Arts Festival.”
At the provincials, the academy will be represented by:
Elisabeth van den Boer – Senior Stage Dance
Olivia Jalandoon – Intermediate Ballet
Hailey Chan – Intermediate Modern Dance
Ameia Mikula Noble– Senior Ballet
Solomon Wong- Junior Musical Theatre
Theresa van den Boer– Intermediate Ballet
Jocelyn Ly – Junior Musical Theatre Voice Alternate
Omer Murad – Intermediate Classical and Intermediate Musical Theatre alternate
Kendra Baldwin – Senior Musical Theatre
Lyrie Murad – Musical Theatre Provincial Excellence
Marlowe Zimmerman – Senior Stage Dance