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Young Ballerina and KS Dance Student Brings Home Gold From CICB Competition USA

Eighteen year old Jenny Hackwell from Warrington, Cheshire, who is a young Ballerina, has just won the Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition in Richmond, Virginia, USA midst stiff competition from Australia, South Africa, Canada, Japan and USA.

Jenny was one of only 5 students representing the UK who were competing in the USA and who were accompanied by UK coach Kate Simmons of KS Dance Ltd.

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Her Road to Success

Jenny has trained from the age of 4 with Kate Simmons from KS Dance Ltd., Warrington (one of the best training establishments in the country), and has already been successful in winning various National Competitions.

Jenny went through the selection process at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London and was chosen by David Bintley CBE (director of Birmingham Royal Ballet) and Dame Monica Mason (former director of the Royal Ballet) to represent the UK.

Ironically this International Competition was hosted by The Lowry, Salford in 2011 and despite there being UK finalists the first place went to Australia.

Kate Simmons Comments “Jenny is extremely hard working and talented and is a wonderful example of “British Training” – she is now ready to join a ballet company so that a wider audience can enjoy her unique talent and qualities”

KS Dance LTD is one of the most respected dance colleges in the UK – with an excellent track record of dance training, not only in classical ballet but in commercial theatre, teacher training and the resettlement of ex- professionals.
Children’s dance classes start at the age of 3 in the Junior Programme which offers ballet, tap dance, modern dance and hip hop. Students then have the opportunity to graduate to the Senior Programme which is Full Time Vocational Training in all dance genres at our extensive studios in Warrington, Cheshire.