Imperial Classical Ballet Awards 2017


Congratulations to dancers who represented GAPA so beautifully at the recent international Imperial Ballet Awards, held at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley.

A special mention goes to Hannah Wood for being selected as a finalist in the Intermediate section.

GAPA welcomes a very special guest to its faculty for Spring Term 2017. Dr Ross McKim has been the Artistic Director of the legendary Rambert School for the last thirty years and now joins GAPA to teach contemporary dance classes on Thursdays at the Hub. Assisting and demonstrating in the new workshops will be Dane Hurst, who is a protégé of Dr Ross. Dane trained at the Rambert School on the Linbury Mandela scholarship programme, and has since then been dancing professionally as as a soloist in Rambert Dance company. He recently won the Critics Choice dancer of the Year award and is now developing his choreographic career. Dr Ross and Dane are accompanied by joined by guitarist, drummer and vocalist Tom.

Hollywood Win!

Suzanne Gielgud has won two awards at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards for her film ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ which tells the story of the career of the celebrated dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director of the Rambert School. The awards are ‘Feature Documentary’ and ‘Women Filmmaker’ which will be presented on December 15th at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA.

Huge congratulations Suzanne!!


Gielgud Films goes to Hollywood

Gielgud Films goes to Hollywood

Congratulations to Gielgud Films ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ which has just been accepted into the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. The film was written, directed and edited by Suzanne Gielgud and executive produced by Lady Anya Sainsbury. The one hour documentary tells the story of dancer and choreographer Dr Ross McKim and his thirty year tenure as Artistic Director of the Rambert School

Raindance Film Festival 2016

Raindance Film Festival 2016

Suzanne Gielgud’s documentary ‘The Gospel of Ross McKim’ was screened at the Raindance Film Festival on 28th September 2016 at the Vue Piccadilly to a great reception. Guests included Lord and Lady Sainsbury who was executive producer on the film, the award winning former Rambert dancer Dane Hurst who was a contributor to the film and the subject of the film Dr Ross McKim. A DVD or Blu ray copy of the film is available by emailing

Photo of Suzanne Gielgud with Royal Ballet soloist and GAPA guest teacher Romany Padjak and executive producer Lady Sainbury (far right) at the RFF 2016