A visit from the Colombian Ambassador
Today the School played host to the Colombian Ambassador, H.E. Mr Mauricio Rodriguez-Munera.
He was visiting the Upper School to meet Joan Sebastian Zamora, a Colombian student in his 3rd year at The Royal Ballet School. His Excellency was met by The Marchioness of Douro OBE, Chairman of the Board of Governors and Mrs Aud Jebsen who has generously sponsored Joan throughout his three years at the School. Joan was first spotted by Director, Gailene Stock AM, at the Youth America Grand Prix in 2010 where he won a Gold Medal and was awarded a full scholarship to join the School the following September. Joan has recently been offered a contract with English National Ballet and will be joining the company in August. The Ambassador observed Joan is in his Classical class taught by Senior Ballet Teacher, Gary Norman. After the class, he congratulated Joan, describing him as an ambassador for Colombia in his own right.