Nadina Valenti

YEAR OF AWARD: 2013
AGE AT AWARD: 15
ARTFORMS: Ballet , Dance
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Biography

Nadina is a very gifted and dedicated young dancer with exceptional talent. She started ballet lessons in her hometown of Wemyss Bay at the age of three, and in 2008 she was offered a place at the Scottish Ballet as a Junior Associate.  She went on to achieve a place at the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow.

During her time at the Dance School she gained distinctions in all her vocational ballet exams, won a Scholarship and Commendation at Dance Summer Schools and achieved a place as a semi-finalist at the Royal Academy of Dance Genée International Ballet Competition 2013.  She also featured in the Dance School’s annual performances in the Kings Theatre and Theatre Royal Glasgow.

In 2013 Nadina successfully auditioned for the prestigious Central School of Ballet in London, gaining a place on their BA(Hons) course in Professional Dance and Performance.

How the Award Helped

Nadina received a Dewar Arts Award to support her studies at the Central School of Ballet.


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Images: Andy Ross, (c) Royal Academy of Dance


I am thrilled to have won a place at "Central School of Ballet" where I can develop my full potential.  This would not be possible without the invaluable support from the Dewar Awards. Thank you.