AGE AT AWARD: 16
Glasgow-based Jack started learning to dance at a dance school in Renfrewshire. During his time there he was selected for both the Scottish Ballet’s Junior Associates Scheme and the Royal Ballet School’s Mid-Associate Scheme, showing his early promise.
Jack progressed to the Dance School of Scotland in Knightswood, where he continued to develop his natural aptitude and physical potential for classical ballet. He shone amongst his peers, progressing well through the RAD examinations. When he started training in contemporary dance Jack continued to show his aptitude and potential for other dance disciplines, scoring consistently high marks. During his school years Jack would regularly leave home at 7.30 in the morning and often not return before 10 pm if rehearsing for a show.
Jack has successfully auditioned for a place at the prestigious Elmhurst School for Dance in Birmingham, which has close links to the Royal Birmingham Ballet. However, Jack has his sights firmly set on joining the Scottish Ballet when he has finished his training. He was successful in being awarded a Dance and Drama Award to help with the costs of his training.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Arts Award has helped towards the balance of the costs for Jack to train at Elmhurst School of Dance.