Our Students - VCM Academy of Dance

We are proud of our students, who range from 3 to 25 years in age.  At our prize giving each year we award those students who have excelled in their discipline, and reward classes who are punctual, well groomed and full of enthusiasm with our Class of the Year Award.  We also acknowledge our Most Consciencious, Most Promising and Most Improved students with Achievement Awards.

Introducing Our Students:


Most Outstanding Senior Student

Michaela Downey-MacBeth

MichaelaMichaela has been in the Academy for some 13 years. She is aged 17 and has many highly achieved credits to her name. She also won this prestigious Award in 2012 and this year was the winner of:

  • Intermediate BalletMichaela_DowneyMacBeth_Alice
  • Intermediate Jazz
  • Runner Up in Grade 4 Contemporary
  • Most Outstanding Ballet
  • National Nomination for Jazz & Ballet

…and of course our
Most Outstanding Student 2013




Most Outstanding Junior Student

Chase Leathard

ChaseChase is Victoria’s Son and has been dancing since he was 4 years old. He won this prestigious award in 2011 at 10 years of age, and again in 2012.  This year he was also the winner of:

  • Grade 4 BalletChase_Leathard_Rabbit
  • Grade 5 American Jazz
  • Grade 3 Hip Hop
  • Most Outstanding Hip Hop

… and of course this year is our Most Outstanding
Junior Student.







Class of the Year

Grade 4 Contemporary

Class of the YearThis is selected throughout the year from all classes, Summer School and Medal Test Day.  This year a group of very talented and respected members of the Academy won this prestigious award.

Morgan Page, Kiaya Lupi, Janelle Nicholas-Wright, Raegan Lupi, Kayla CoxonKim Jenkins, Jazmyn Garrett-Dalton, Kristin Rehman, Michaela Downey-MacBeth Ella Smith, Ashleigh Rushworth 








Other Prestigious Awards from 2013 Prizegiving


Ashleigh_RushworthMost Outstanding Recital Student

Ashleigh Rushworth



Kim_JenkinsMost Outstanding Jazz Student

Kim Jenkins 

Jazmyn_GarrettDaltonModel Pupil

Jazmyn Garrett-Dalton



Hayley_DowneyMacBethMost Conscientious Student

Hayley Downey-MacBeth 

Aimee_PuckeyMost Promising Student

Aimee Puckey 



Marianne_LimMost Consistent Student

Marianne Lim 

Ellice_PateMost Improved Hip Hop

Ellice Pate 



Samantha_GraceMost Improved Jazz

Samantha Grace 

Alyssa_FaddyMost Improved Ballet

Alyssa Faddy