Jessica Brown, student of Prudence Bowen Atelier, has been awarded a scholarship with the Houston Ballet - the same academy where Li Cunxin (Mao's Last Dancer) studied.
Jessica was one of 54 students - aged between 15 and 19 years old - who auditioned to win the Australian Institute of Classical Dance (AICD) Houston Ballet Scholarship 2012 in Sydney.
She was announced the overall winner of the competition and was awarded six weeks' training at The Houston Ballet Academy Summer Program.
In 2011 Jessica was successful in both competition and formal exams and was the only Queensland ballet student to pass the prestigious Solo Seal examination.
Jessica was also announced "Winner of the Audience Choice Award' for the Gold Medal at the Genee International Ballet Competition, Capetown 2011"
In 2012 Jessica was accepted into the prestigous Houston Ballet program. 2012, (Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy).
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