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Alana Haines Australasia Awards 2019



Fri 19 Apr 2019, 08:30 pm


Mon 22 Apr 2019, 10:00 pm


The Opera House
111 - 113 Manners St Te Aro


Dance, Achievements Celebrations,


Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets



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A car accident took the life of promising 11 year old dancer Alana on Xmas Eve 1989 after she performed to 1,500 in Wellington. This prompted other dancers to fundraise for a biennial dance event in Alana’s name - the Alana Haines Australasian Awards. Today it is the most prestigious & largest Australasian event of its kind, supported by the dance community around the world.

670 talented contestants aged 11-18 years from throughout Australasia compete for awards totaling $450,000 - including cash and top international scholarships with airfares -  allocated to Finalists on Monday evening by an international jury from USA, China, Germany & Australia.

Hosted by Sir Jon Trimmer, the Grand Finals on Monday 22nd April includes guest performers’ from Australia & Royal New Zealand Ballet.

This year’s competitors are our future stars. Many Finalists are now in ballet companies or international schools throughout representing NZ & Australia.

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