Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Young People bypassing High School
A Dundas, Ontario mother writes about her 17 years old daughter who has been home educated all her life:
She works in the kitchen at an upscale restaurant in the pastry division. She started out with simple tasks like making cookies but is now learning bread baking and more complicated desserts.
She also worked for 6 weeks in November/December for Ontario Ballet Theatre- two weeks of preparing and 4 weeks touring Ontario. She was a paid dancer, last year she was a paid apprentice for them.
She auditioned for Boston Ballet very recently and was accepted into their summer program for this summer.
She also intends to audition for some programs for next year including the Alberta Ballet and American Ballet Theatre and Kirov in Washington and possibly others.
She has performed for her ballet school- Hamilton City Ballet- last year in the principal role of the full version of Coppelia and for six years before that in various roles, including solos.
Previously she performed with Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble along with Ballet Ouest and with Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
She has trained at Hamilton City Ballet for 8 years now, and with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Cuba (the past two summers- 2weeks and 3 weeks).