HKAPA Annual Report 2008-2009 - page 21

Student Achievements
Strong indicators of its success, the School enjoyed a
wealth of student achievements over the year, among
them the following:
Wu Cheng-fang (MFA) was offered a contract with the
Akram Khan Company, while Lin Lin (Ballet) took up
a full-time position with the Singapore Dance Theatre.
Locally, Yang Hao (Contemporary Dance) joined City
Contemporary Dance Company, Lin Zhengyuan (Chinese
Dance) joined Hong Kong Dance Company, while Wong
Woon-ting (Chinese Dance), Lam Oi-ki, Yip Kei-yan and
Liang Ye (all Ballet) took up full-time contracts with
Hong Kong Disneyland.
ChungMan-in (Ballet) attended the Bartholin International
Summer Dance Seminar in June/July at the Royal Theatre
Copenhagen on a full scholarship awarded by the
organisers,while SaekoHayashi (Ballet) won a Silver Medal
in the Female Senior Division, and Yu Hoi-ling (Ballet)
was awarded a Silver Medal in the Open Choreography
Section, of Hong Kong Ballet Group Young Ballet Stars
Awards in August.
Combining dance and film, Hui Mo-yiu (Contemporary
Dance) won two awards at the 2008 Jumping Frames
Dance Video International Competition – the Jumping
Frames 2008 Dance Video Award, and the Special Award
for Hong Kong Dance Filmmakers – for her film
Play &
. The film was subsequently chosen for screening
at the Dance and Media Japan International Dance Video
Film Festival.
Cho Tak-po (Contemporary Dance) joined New Zealand
company Raewyn Hill and Dancers for an extended
internship funded by the Adrienne, Lady Stewart
Scholarship for the development of Hill’s
Finders Keepers
premiered at the Festival of Colour in Wanaka New
Zealand in April.
Performing as the Jasmin Dance Company, Chinese Dance
students Ho Ka-lo, Ho Ho-fei, Siu Sin-hung, Ngan Ka-wun
and Wong Kuk-li won the Gold Award for Performance
at the Bauhinia Cup Hong Kong Dance Championships
for their performance of
The End of Innocence
School of Dance students were also recipients of a
number of prestigious scholarship and fellowship
awards. Chan Hiu-ling (Chinese Dance) was awarded
a Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship. Tsui Yik-chit
(Ballet), Shum Chi-yee (Chinese Dance), and Lo Suet-
fan (Contemporary Dance) were recipients of Disney
Scholarships which were presented at a ceremony at
Hong Kong Disneyland in March. Tsui Yik-chit was also
awarded a Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship
for outstanding contribution to School, while Lo Suet-
fan was awarded the HKAUW Thomas H C Cheung
Undergraduate Scholarship for 2008/2009.
Zhao Na and Mak Pui-hang (both Chinese Dance)
were recipients of highly competitive Hong Kong SAR
Government Scholarships; Zhang Xiaoqing (Ballet) and
He Yongning (Chinese Dance) were awarded Sun Hung
Kai Properties - Kwoks’ Foundation Scholarships; and Ma
Sze-nga (Contemporary Dance) was awarded the Ohel
Leah Synagogue Charity Undergraduate Scholarship in
Dance for 2008/2009.
Boundless Grasslands
(photo by Ringo Chan)
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