The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has announced the four medallists in The Fonteyn 2021, two of whom are Australian – Milei Lee and Amelia Soh.

Lee won the silver medal. She has been trained by RAD teachers Liane McRae and Janne Blanch, and at the English National Ballet School with Liane McRae. Soh, who has trained with RAD teachers Jasmin Bobyk, Paris Bobyk and Celine Bobyk, won a bronze medal.

Amelia Soh

The coveted Genée Gold Medal was awarded to New Zealand dancer Alice McArthur, who trained at Auckland Academy of Dance and is currently studying with Sarah Abendoth at John Cranko School. A bronze medal was also awarded to British dancer Hannah Martin. As previously announced, the Choreographic Award was won by British dancer Olivia Chang Clarke for her self-choreographed solo Rain of tears.

Previously called the Genée, The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition – known as The Fonteyn – is RAD’s flagship event. Established in 1931, it remains one of the world’s most prestigious dance competition.

Due to the global pandemic this year’s final took...