Charlotte Strand

Charlotte Strand

Advanced Elite Program 2018

Teacher: Rosa Park

Charlotte, age 14, joined CBA in 2016 and is currently in our Advanced Elite Program.

“I have loved ballet since I was 4 years old. Since moving to City Ballet, I have never considered stopping, and always look forward to class, even though it is hard work, tiring and even painful at times.”

– Charlotte

“Charlotte has been dancing with City Ballet for nearly 18 months, and in that time it has transformed both the standard and her enjoyment of ballet. She has always loved dance, but needed to be stretched further, both by her teachers and by being with other strong dancers, with older more experienced dancers she could aspire to.”

– Charlotte’s mom

“Competing for the first time this year, both at AGP and TGP, was the best experience of my ballet life thus far. It was amazing to meet both the professional dancers and judges, as well as other committed dancers from around Asia.”

– Charlotte

“Having former professional dancers as teachers both inspires the girls, and give them the confidence that their teachers understand what they are going through, and know the best approach.”

– Charlotte’s mom

“Ms Xia and Ms Park are incredibly supportive whilst also challenging me constantly to improve. The atmostphere at CBA is both serious and happy at the same time, and I have a lot of fun with my class peers.”

– Charlotte

“Charlotte loves her teachers, her classes and her ballet, and given the chance would be there every hour of every day!”

– Charlotte’s mom