Page 4710 - Week 12 - Thursday, 1 November 2018

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talents of more than 1,200 of Canberra’s high school and college students, proving that there is no shortage of talent in this city.

It was inspiring to see so many young people given the opportunity to dance in a professional theatre environment at the Canberra Theatre. And, as a local member for Ginninderra, I was particularly impressed—but there is no bias here—with performances from Radford College, Hawker College, Kingsford Smith School and UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra.

The Radford College performances, One Tribe and Brave, expertly explored the role of unity and authenticity in society. Mic Drop was a phenomenal routine that perfectly summed up the event and left the audience to reflect on what it means to make your mark.

I congratulate those involved in each dance: from One Tribe, Sonja Brodersen, Lara Clements, Ashlyn Davis, Honour Davis, Alicia Freemantle, Heather Gellatly, Justine Hobson, Tayla Holmik, Madeline Nguyen, Phoebe O’Halloran, Niamh Pascoe, Sophie Porteous, Sarah Quilty, Izzy Rankin, Madeleine Sadleir, Emily Sampson, Hannah Sampson, Abigail Sellars, Athena Staughton, Sacha Zerger, teacher Maddie Jarosz and student choreographers Emily Noud and Kali Yates; from Brave, Connor Boyce, Ruby Ewens, Sarah Gan, Mackenzie Hazlehurst, Ellen Holt, Zarah Jaggers, Tanya Lee, Caitlin Lilley, Luiza Luppi, Aeden Maguire, Rebecca Majchrzak, Olivia Malouf, Elodie Scott, Jas Sun, Charlotte Taylor, Jazzy Webb, Jiani Yang, Elissa Youill, teacher Holly Cuddy and student choreographers Nikki Rossendell, Maddison Scott and Anjelica Nikias; and from Mic Drop, Nicky Boyce, Nikita Chandekar, Taylor Colvin, Matthew De Bortoli, Mia De Bortoli, Annabelle Ferrington, Josie Gouvoussis, Julie Hood, Annie Ioannou, Anita Ipalawatte, Georgia Kennedy, Patrick Knight, Jaime Le, Annie Liao, Eliza Malouf, Bec Manton, Maddie Moss, Lydia Murray—it was a very big performance—Emily Naumann, Anjelica Nikias, Emily Noud, Alisa Onorato, Teresa Pelle, Alice Plummer, Blake Reid, Lachlan Sampson, Noah Sampson, Maddison Scott, Anastassia Storozhev, Vivi Tran, Stephanie Trinh, Mirrie van Dijk, Fi Wang, Kat-E Yeow, Bella Zardo, teacher Danielle White and student choreographers Mia De Bortoli and Kat-E Yeow.

From Hawker College, Ripple Effect was a powerful performance that captured the importance of being kind and careful when making our mark on the world. The complex themed and evocative routine was a testament to the students’ skill and ingenuity. I congratulate Farishta Aqel, Caitlin-Ann Barrow, Chelsea Brewer, Julia Chan, Tayla Clarke, Taylah Gillespie, Bridget Grame, Alexandra Harington, Sarah Hatherly, Shelly Kang, Tatiana Richards, Holly Smith, Zali Starkis, Lily Stokes, Jessica West, Tayla Wood, teacher Meagan Tanielu and student choreographers Lily Stokes, Sarah Hatherly and Alexandra Harington.

Kingsford Smith School’s performance, Power of Formation, was all about channelling your inner Beyonce. In a world where society has the power to destroy your self-esteem, the dance demonstrated the importance of a solid support network. I congratulate Janat Alasari, Anni Ingram, Bea Brockmeyer, Jade Beatty, Aaron Jackson, Lillian Liefting, Jasmin Mecham-Crane, Sarah Pendlebury, Deanna Gifford, Ashley Carter and teacher Dzintra Jones.

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