Amy Bradley 1st at National Competition
Amy Bradley wins 1st place, Level 8, at American Academy of Ballet's Competition


October, 15th 2006, Brookwood's Amy Bradley won 1st place for Level 8 at The American Academy of Ballet's 11th Annual National Performance Awards Competition, in New York City.


The American Academy of Ballet, established in 1965, is a professional school of dance.

The American Academy of Ballet's Performance Awards present an opportunity for students, from accross the country, to strive for an objective standard without the rivalry that sometimes exists in competitive dance and athletic events.

Awards are divided into twelve levels and there is specific choreography to be accomplished with suggested ages for each of the levels.

Last summer, the American Academy of Ballet held Performance Competitions - to qualify for the national competition - in numerous cities around the United States. In the Atlanta Competition, Amy won a Gold Medal, in Level 8, which qualified her to compete in Nationals, in New York City.

Girls who won their events came from California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Chicago, Conn., New Jersey, New York (had the most), Florida, Georgia and Virginia to take part in this national competition.

Mignon Furman, (Director of The American Academy of Ballet) presented the award! The judges were Philip Pegler of the Royal Academy of Ballet & Heather White, VP of Florida Dance Masters.

The judges were Philip Pegler of the Royal Academy of Ballet & Heather White, VP of Florida Dance Masters.

Some of Amy's prizes included a cash scholarship award from Pointe Magazine, and certificates for pointe shoes, tights, bags, etc.

Brian Loftus (Assoc Director of Summer School of the American Academy of Ballet and an International Guest Teacher) pictured with Bernadette and Colleen (Owner and teachers at Buford School of Ballet) and Amy.