Tabitha Dombroski Funds for The John Cranko Schule

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Tabitha Dombroski Funds For The John Cranko Schule

Project 2017-07-25 21:26:40 +1200

Hi my name is Tabitha Dombroski, I’m 17 and this September I am heading off to train at a prestigious ballet school, The John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany. It is the second most sought after school at The Prix de Lausanne after the Royal Ballet School. Most students are scouted from big ballet competitions overseas and very few get in via audition video. So I feel very privileged to have been given direct entry via audition video. I feel this is my ultimate ballet school because they train in hardcore vaganova style and they do a fair amount of modern/contemporary work which I love and would never want to let go of. The goal after my time at the school, is to then get a job in a European ballet company. The qualification I will obtain from The John Cranko Schule will make me a state qualified ballerina making a job in a European Ballet company a very realistic goal.

 

 

I started ballet at the age of 3 and in a short space of time was dancing almost every day, doing many different styles of dance. I couldn’t get enough. I knew from a very early age that dance was going to be my career.

 

 

I trained with Wellington Dance Academy (Formerly Paula Hunt Dance), sitting all my RAD exams and attaining 95% for all three advanced level exams. When I was 10, I successfully auditioned for the scholars programme at The New Zealand School of Dance, and became an associate three years later. I have now enjoyed 7 years with NZSD, entering their full time classical programme when I was 16. While studying at NZSD I was selected to represent the school at the Assembleé Internationale in Toronto, Canada. This was such a highlight to work alongside top ballet dancers from 21 schools from all over the world and something I will remember forever. I, along with 3 other classmates took over a piece called ‘Curious Alchemy’ choreographed by NZSD graduate Loughlan Prior who went onto The Royal New Zealand Ballet.

 

My family's financial circumstances changed dramatically at the end of last year. I have been supporting myself by working 2 jobs. I have 8 private lesson students which I teach on a Sunday and I clean the studios at NZSD which gets me up at 5:30am. The cost of my tuition in Stuttgart will be covered by the German government however I do need to cover the cost of my hostel / living costs.

 

To me and my mum (who has been my biggest supporter) this would mean the world. Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to end up dancing in Europe, and now after years of hard work and determination a door has opened for me to go there. The John Cranko Schule ranked 5th in the 2017 ballet education top ten ballet schools in the world and it is a dream come true to get train there. It is absolutely the best step I could take towards becoming a professional ballerina.

 

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Tabitha's LEOTARDS

20/08/2017 at 10:05 PM

Here is a link to the GORGEOUS leotards that Tabitha is giving away with pledges of $80.

Click here to see all the leotards

If you'd like to choose one of these leotards as a reward - once you have made your pledge - simply comment below with the number that corresponds to the leotard you would like. Then we can put your name against it and we will deliver it to you once the campaign ends in September.

 

Private Lesson Snippet

14/08/2017 at 8:38 PM

A snippet of one of my private lessons with the beautiful Susannah Forsyth xxx

    Pledgers 60

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-11 16:25:38 +1200

    "Tabitha - we wish you all the best and will enjoy following your updates from Wellington. Lots of love Julia and Susannah xxxxx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-11 16:23:18 +1200
    Tracey Griffen
    2017-09-10 19:23:01 +1200

    "Congratulations Tabitha! This donation is from Ashley Griffen. All the best in Germany - you are a great inspiration!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-10 17:11:42 +1200
    Sophie Arbuckle
    2017-09-10 17:06:08 +1200
    Bettina Vollmer
    2017-09-10 11:14:20 +1200

    "All the very best xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-09 10:40:06 +1200

    "With your immense talent and drive you deserve the very best of success. Thanks for being such an inspiration and so kind."

    Marty Leitch
    2017-09-07 21:01:01 +1200
    Heather Clinton
    2017-09-06 20:12:36 +1200

    "R said to pledge $40 as well. Don't worry about posters for us. Note Richard's name should be beside 'Inland Revenue' in addys for us. HC"

    Rachel Hay
    2017-09-06 10:51:44 +1200

    "Good Luck!"

    Glenn upton
    2017-09-05 18:11:01 +1200

    "Good luck Tabitha."

    Nikki Anglesey
    2017-09-05 14:12:58 +1200

    "Congrats Tabitha! So pleased for you!"

    Madeleine Sefton
    2017-09-05 12:46:58 +1200

    "All the best Tabby for your new adventure. Mia and I love seeing all your FB posts - you're a fabulous role model for our kiwi girls! xxx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-05 10:39:38 +1200

    "We wish you every success Tabitha, you deserve it!"

    Jo Blowfield
    2017-09-04 19:50:54 +1200

    "Good luck Tabitha. You're such a hardworking girl, and we really admire you x Take care lots hugs from Asia-Rose & The Blowfield family. XX"

    John Linkhorn
    2017-09-02 20:01:54 +1200

    "We're backing you all the way Tab! ❤️Em & J"

    John Linkhorn
    2017-09-02 20:00:02 +1200

    "Chookas Tabs, from all the teachers at Extreme Dance"

    John Linkhorn
    2017-09-02 19:58:39 +1200

    "All the best Tabby, from Josh"

    John Linkhorn
    2017-09-02 19:57:34 +1200

    "Good Luck Tabitha, from Cam"

    Pat Dombroski
    2017-08-26 16:14:09 +1200

    "You will always be in our thoughts"

    Pat Dombroski
    2017-08-26 16:12:33 +1200

    "Go with our love and pride"

    Jane Foley
    2017-08-23 23:06:45 +1200

    "All the best , work hard, enjoy, keep in contact, keep safe , Olivia will miss you, love Jane"

    Maria Leary
    2017-08-23 10:42:49 +1200

    "A huge congrats Tabs 🌹👏 go show them what kiwi's can do! Love & Hugs x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-21 15:20:24 +1200

    "Best of Luck enjoy this amazing oppurtunity"

    Corinna Lines
    2017-08-20 13:03:55 +1200

    "Looking forward to following your career, Tabitha!"

    Lisa Barnett
    2017-08-20 12:37:47 +1200

    "such a fantastic opportunity - have a great time & stay safe = any chance of signing it - to Sovann & Caelyn?"

    Kim Axtens
    2017-08-20 08:16:29 +1200

    "So excited for you Tabi. Best wishes for your big adventure xx"

    Ben
    2017-08-20 01:19:28 +1200

    "Good luck Tabitha!"

    jane wilcox
    2017-08-14 21:07:53 +1200
    Irina Itskovich
    2017-08-14 16:34:09 +1200

    "All the best for your German dance adventure, Tabatha. I loved watching you grow into a strong, beautiful and graceful ballerina. xx"

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    Followers of Tabitha Dombroski Funds for The John Cranko Schule

    Tabitha Dombroski Funds For The John Cranko Schule

    Project 2017-07-25 21:26:40 +1200

    Hi my name is Tabitha Dombroski, I’m 17 and this September I am heading off to train at a prestigious ballet school, The John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany. It is the second most sought after school at The Prix de Lausanne after the Royal Ballet School. Most students are scouted from big ballet competitions overseas and very few get in via audition video. So I feel very privileged to have been given direct entry via audition video. I feel this is my ultimate ballet school because they train in hardcore vaganova style and they do a fair amount of modern/contemporary work which I love and would never want to let go of. The goal after my time at the school, is to then get a job in a European ballet company. The qualification I will obtain from The John Cranko Schule will make me a state qualified ballerina making a job in a European Ballet company a very realistic goal.

     

     

    I started ballet at the age of 3 and in a short space of time was dancing almost every day, doing many different styles of dance. I couldn’t get enough. I knew from a very early age that dance was going to be my career.

     

     

    I trained with Wellington Dance Academy (Formerly Paula Hunt Dance), sitting all my RAD exams and attaining 95% for all three advanced level exams. When I was 10, I successfully auditioned for the scholars programme at The New Zealand School of Dance, and became an associate three years later. I have now enjoyed 7 years with NZSD, entering their full time classical programme when I was 16. While studying at NZSD I was selected to represent the school at the Assembleé Internationale in Toronto, Canada. This was such a highlight to work alongside top ballet dancers from 21 schools from all over the world and something I will remember forever. I, along with 3 other classmates took over a piece called ‘Curious Alchemy’ choreographed by NZSD graduate Loughlan Prior who went onto The Royal New Zealand Ballet.

     

    My family's financial circumstances changed dramatically at the end of last year. I have been supporting myself by working 2 jobs. I have 8 private lesson students which I teach on a Sunday and I clean the studios at NZSD which gets me up at 5:30am. The cost of my tuition in Stuttgart will be covered by the German government however I do need to cover the cost of my hostel / living costs.

     

    To me and my mum (who has been my biggest supporter) this would mean the world. Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to end up dancing in Europe, and now after years of hard work and determination a door has opened for me to go there. The John Cranko Schule ranked 5th in the 2017 ballet education top ten ballet schools in the world and it is a dream come true to get train there. It is absolutely the best step I could take towards becoming a professional ballerina.

     

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    Comments

    Tabitha's LEOTARDS

    20/08/2017 at 10:05 PM

    Here is a link to the GORGEOUS leotards that Tabitha is giving away with pledges of $80.

    Click here to see all the leotards

    If you'd like to choose one of these leotards as a reward - once you have made your pledge - simply comment below with the number that corresponds to the leotard you would like. Then we can put your name against it and we will deliver it to you once the campaign ends in September.

     

    Private Lesson Snippet

    14/08/2017 at 8:38 PM

    A snippet of one of my private lessons with the beautiful Susannah Forsyth xxx

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-11 16:25:38 +1200

      "Tabitha - we wish you all the best and will enjoy following your updates from Wellington. Lots of love Julia and Susannah xxxxx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-11 16:23:18 +1200
      Tracey Griffen
      2017-09-10 19:23:01 +1200

      "Congratulations Tabitha! This donation is from Ashley Griffen. All the best in Germany - you are a great inspiration!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-10 17:11:42 +1200
      Sophie Arbuckle
      2017-09-10 17:06:08 +1200
      Bettina Vollmer
      2017-09-10 11:14:20 +1200

      "All the very best xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-09 10:40:06 +1200

      "With your immense talent and drive you deserve the very best of success. Thanks for being such an inspiration and so kind."

      Marty Leitch
      2017-09-07 21:01:01 +1200
      Heather Clinton
      2017-09-06 20:12:36 +1200

      "R said to pledge $40 as well. Don't worry about posters for us. Note Richard's name should be beside 'Inland Revenue' in addys for us. HC"

      Rachel Hay
      2017-09-06 10:51:44 +1200

      "Good Luck!"

      Glenn upton
      2017-09-05 18:11:01 +1200

      "Good luck Tabitha."

      Nikki Anglesey
      2017-09-05 14:12:58 +1200

      "Congrats Tabitha! So pleased for you!"

      Madeleine Sefton
      2017-09-05 12:46:58 +1200

      "All the best Tabby for your new adventure. Mia and I love seeing all your FB posts - you're a fabulous role model for our kiwi girls! xxx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-05 10:39:38 +1200

      "We wish you every success Tabitha, you deserve it!"

      Jo Blowfield
      2017-09-04 19:50:54 +1200

      "Good luck Tabitha. You're such a hardworking girl, and we really admire you x Take care lots hugs from Asia-Rose & The Blowfield family. XX"

      John Linkhorn
      2017-09-02 20:01:54 +1200

      "We're backing you all the way Tab! ❤️Em & J"

      John Linkhorn
      2017-09-02 20:00:02 +1200

      "Chookas Tabs, from all the teachers at Extreme Dance"

      John Linkhorn
      2017-09-02 19:58:39 +1200

      "All the best Tabby, from Josh"

      John Linkhorn
      2017-09-02 19:57:34 +1200

      "Good Luck Tabitha, from Cam"

      Pat Dombroski
      2017-08-26 16:14:09 +1200

      "You will always be in our thoughts"

      Pat Dombroski
      2017-08-26 16:12:33 +1200

      "Go with our love and pride"

      Jane Foley
      2017-08-23 23:06:45 +1200

      "All the best , work hard, enjoy, keep in contact, keep safe , Olivia will miss you, love Jane"

      Maria Leary
      2017-08-23 10:42:49 +1200

      "A huge congrats Tabs 🌹👏 go show them what kiwi's can do! Love & Hugs x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-21 15:20:24 +1200

      "Best of Luck enjoy this amazing oppurtunity"

      Corinna Lines
      2017-08-20 13:03:55 +1200

      "Looking forward to following your career, Tabitha!"

      Lisa Barnett
      2017-08-20 12:37:47 +1200

      "such a fantastic opportunity - have a great time & stay safe = any chance of signing it - to Sovann & Caelyn?"

      Kim Axtens
      2017-08-20 08:16:29 +1200

      "So excited for you Tabi. Best wishes for your big adventure xx"

      Ben
      2017-08-20 01:19:28 +1200

      "Good luck Tabitha!"

      jane wilcox
      2017-08-14 21:07:53 +1200
      Irina Itskovich
      2017-08-14 16:34:09 +1200

      "All the best for your German dance adventure, Tabatha. I loved watching you grow into a strong, beautiful and graceful ballerina. xx"

      Followers of Tabitha Dombroski Funds for The John Cranko Schule

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 11/09/2017 at 11:00 PM.