Wingate Fellowship Award
11th December 2018
Rambert School is delighted to announce that Phoebe Higgins is the recipient of Wingate Fellowship from the Harold Higham Wingate Foundation as part of their Degree Course Student Sponsorship Programme.
Fellowships and bursaries are a very important way of supporting students attending Rambert School, ensuring that every talented dancer who wishes to train should be offered the opportunity to do so, regardless of financial background. Phoebe is now in her third year and this fellowship provides support for Phoebe’s day-to-day living costs, ensuring that she can focus on her training and future career opportunities.
Phoebe Higgins started dancing at the age of 6 at her local dance school in her hometown Leeds. Phoebe gradually discovered her love and passion for dance and as her involvement in dance increased so did her enthusiasm for the art form. Phoebe attended the Royal Ballet Junior and Mid Associates Programme until joining the Centre for Advanced Training programme at the Academy of Northern Ballet, where she trained under the Academy Director and Ballet Mistress Yoko Ichino for three years. Whilst at Northern Ballet, Phoebe was lucky enough to take classes with the company and perform alongside them in their productions of The Nutcracker and The Ugly Duckling, taking on company roles in both of these.
During her time at Rambert School, Phoebe has undertaken Research and Development work with renowned choreographers Mark Baldwin and Kim Brandstrup and has performed in various student choreography shows including Paul Liburd’s reprise of Rafael Bonachela’s Linear Remains.
‘I’m so grateful to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. The support from the Wingate Foundation will allow me to develop my career in dance by enabling me to attend auditions, workshops and classes without financial worry. Such opportunities will allow me to explore and grow as an artist and help me prepare for my final year at Rambert School and take the leap into the professional world as a dance artist’ – Phoebe Higgins
‘We are extremely grateful to the Harold Higham Wingate Foundation for their generous support – this Fellowship will make an enormous difference to Phoebe in her third year, enabling her to make the most of her training – preparing her for what I am sure will be a brilliant future’. Amanda Britton, Principal