On Sunday Skylark School of Dance was recognised for a wonderful achievement; our director Anya was awarded One Dance UK’s first ever ‘Rising Star’ Teaching Award!
She offered a short acceptance speech to thank everybody who’s helped us along the way:
“I’m truly touched by this award, especially with the amazing work that Louise and Jaina [SIC – the other ‘Rising Star’ nominees] have been doing in the world of dance. I want to thank all of you at ‘One Dance UK’ for this selection. Skylark School of Dance’s first year has been a blur; a few mats in a civic hall, now a school of 70+ students, working with Bromley’s national theatre. I work hard – nearest and dearest would say “too hard” – but the collaborative spirit of everyone involved and their desire to turn Bromley into a wellspring of ballet-talent, has been instrumental to our success.
Thank you to our wonderful students, “the skylarks”, their supportive parents and our fantastic team; without them there’d be no school. I feel blessed to be working with such amazing people. Of course I’d also like to thank my family, for their patience and support along the way. In particular, I want to thank my son Leo, who’s been the inspiration behind all of this.”