Creina Gee Memorial Award

Creina Gee, a very much-loved and respected former New Zealand teacher of ballet and member of the Royal Academy of Dance Examining panel, died in England on 22 September 2005.

In 2006 Creina’s family established the Creina Gee Memorial Award to “enhance excellence and professionalism within Dance Teaching in New Zealand by providing financial assistance for dance teachers, or trainee dance teachers, to undertake courses of study which meet Royal Academy of Dance guidelines.”

The 14+ Dance Scholarship Foundation administers the awards

PURPOSE:  To enhance excellence and professionalism within Dance Teaching in New Zealand by providing financial assistance for dance teachers or trainee dance teachers to undertake courses of study which meet the criteria for Time-Valued CPD hours.

THE AWARD:

  • The amount awarded to each successful applicant is at the discretion of the 14+ Dance Scholarship Foundation trustee board but will not generally exceed $1,000
  • The RAD is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and encourages applications from all RAD teachers and students
  • Awards are available for:

CLOSING DATE:

Applications will be considered twice per year. Closing dates for applications will be:

  • 5 December
  • 5 April

Successful applications will be notified with 15 working days of the closing date

Applications will not be considered for retrospective courses

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should complete the online form below and include:

  • A letter of support from a current RAD Registered Teacher (for student teachers only)
  • Full details of the proposed course of study, including evidence of acceptance on the course of study
  • An estimate of financial costs

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants must

  • have RAD Registered Teacher Status or be trainee teachers on a programme working towards RAD Registered Teacher Status
  • reside in New Zealand
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a current member of the RAD

Selection criteria

Scholarships will be assessed and awarded using the information provided on the application form as well as a personal statement.

You should write a personal statement addressing the selection criteria here and attach it to your application below:

  • A strong commitment to professional development
  • A proactive and committed approach to dance teaching
  • An interest in contributing to and engaging with the wider dance teaching profession
  • Barriers that would impact on your ability to participate in the activity without assistance, such as financial, geographical, logistical, or personal circumstances that are relevant to you

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • The award recipient is required to agree to be included in any promotional activities which the 14+ Dance Scholarship Foundation  or the Royal Academy of Dance require in conjunction with the awarding of the Creina Gee Memorial Award.
  • Candidates are required to provide a written report to the 14+ Dance Scholarship Foundation  at the end of the period of study.  Interim reports during the study period may also be required.
  • If circumstances prevent the fulfilment of a given award within a three-year time frame, the award recipient will forfeit any unspent amount of the award to the 14+ Dance Scholarship Foundation .
  • Teachers may apply as often as they wish but only one designated activity per application round will be granted. A maximum of one scholarship will be awarded per applicant per calendar year.
  • All decisions of the trustee board are final.

 

Applications  close on 5 December 2022

 

Supporting Professionalism and Excellence in Dance Teaching
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COURSE OF STUDY TO BE UNDERTAKEN

Your personal statement should demonstrate the selection criteria and describe the benefits of the course to yourself, the people you work with and/or the wider dance community. Selection Criteria: • A strong commitment to professional development • A proactive and committed approach to dance teaching • An interest in contributing to and engaging with the wider dance teaching profession • Barriers that would impact on your ability to participate in the activity without assistance, such as financial, geographical, logistical, or personal circumstances that are relevant to you
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    Recipients

    Year Recipient Year Recipient
    2007 Nadine Proctor 2014 Bernadette Tippett
    Rachael Pugh 2015 Tayla Best
    Dianne Wallace Fiona Hulands
    2008 Julia Barry Samantha Keighley
    2009 Sharee O'Neill 2016 Philippa Pidgeon
    2010 Gemma Adams Marisol Pengelly
    Angie Longman 2017 Sarsha Forbes
    Hannah Ross Michaela Laird
    Jeneen van Bysterveldt Nadia White
    2011 Simone Beacham 2018 Olivia van Woerkom
    Meaghan Rowe Georgia Allen
    Alisha Gabrielsen 2019 Genevieve Zerf
    Christchurch teachers Elizabeth Marler
    2012 Stephanie Connell Gemma Allen
    Angie Longman Jessica Opacic
    Nina McCollum 2020 Briony Martin
    Chanelle Badenhorst