At Tuesday meeting on the 15th July we welcomed 4 new members into Rotary. Our President Jane exchanged banners with visiting Rotarians Alan Giles from Brantford, Canada and Kathryn Beatie of Wellington, New Zealand.
Our speaker for the evening was Anna Marie of The Danza Academy accompanied by one of her protégées Jonathan Lutwyche. Aged 14, Jonathan has won an extraordinary number of trophies already and recently has been awarded a place at the summer camp of The Joffrey Ballet School in New York.
RC Gibraltar have adopted this talented young man and assisted his training trip with a donation from the club plus private donations by two of our members.
Jonathan entertained us with a demonstration of his fitness which level is obtained by training 5 hours a day.
We will follow this young man’s career with interest and wish him every success. Here is a video of his winning performance at The Gibraltar Dance Festival.
Update 16th August 2014 – Jonathan Lutwyche has finished his 3 week Summer Course at the Joffrey Ballet – New York. After his performance last night the artistic Director Michael Blake offered him a place at the Joffrey Ballet as a full time Trainee.