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WAAPA graduate receives prestigious Churchill Fellowship

Monday, 18 July 2011

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Congratulations to WAAPA graduate Floeur Alder who has been awarded a 2011 Churchill Fellowship, which will see her train with some of the world’s greatest teachers of classical ballet techniques.

Floeur has dedicated more than 26 years of her life to gaining in-depth knowledge of the traditions, techniques and philosophies of classical ballet.

Her Churchill Fellowship will enable her to build on this knowledge by undertaking classes at four of the world’s most famous classical ballet schools in Russia, Denmark, Paris and London.

“I am genuinely thrilled and delighted to have been awarded this Churchill Fellowship,” said Ms Alder, who teaches at WAAPA and a number of other dance schools across WA.

“I’m also incredibly excited about being able to share the unique knowledge I’ll gain once I return to West Australia and resume my teaching,” she said.

Floeur was one of 12 Western Australians to receive the prestigious fellowships. Provided by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, the fellowships allow Australians to travel overseas to experience new opportunities, make contacts with the best in their fields, and bring the experience back to benefit other Australians.

The Trust, which was established after the death of Sir Winston Churchill, in accordance with his final wishes, has now funded more than 3,500 Fellowships, which have an average value of more than $20,000.

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