International Theatre Dance Awards 2024 – Results

The IDTA is delighted to announce the results of the International Theatre Dance Awards 2024, held at Telford International Conference Centre on 2nd and 3rd March 2024.

Our congratulations to the winners, recipients of the special commendations and awards, and to all those who were nominated.

The International Theatre Dance Awards are obtainable only through audition. Candidates are initially nominated by the Association’s Examiners when taking the higher Grades or Performers examinations through a qualified teacher. Eight awards are granted in Ballet, Theatre Craft, Tap, and Modern Jazz at higher Grade and Performers level. Over 500 candidates out of more than 7,500 are nominated each year for these awards and those who are successful are awarded a trophy and a cheque to further their dance career. Certificates are awards to every nominee and the teachers of the winners.


Winners of the International Theatre Dance Awards 2024


Theatre Craft Grades: Tillie Copley Vicki Durning School of Dance
Theatre Craft Performers: Charlotte Wood Wirral Theatre School
Ballet Grades: Tilly Kirkham Terry Jayne Theatre Arts
Ballet Performers: Zuzanna Panek Wendy Charles School of Dance
Tap Grades: Anya Tumia Elaine Milbourne Performing Arts School
Tap Performers: Felix Yates Jill Brookes School of Dance
Modern Jazz Grades: Finlay Holmes Chris & Lucy Beaumont School of Dance
Modern Jazz Performers: Tallulah Ellis-Brennan Zoe Taylor Dance Academy


Special Commendations 2024


Theatre Craft Grades
Abigail Bridger
Charlie Topham
Anya Tumia
Imogen Yates
Finlay Holmes
Ella Laird

Berry Academy of Dance
Audrey Spencer School of Dance
Elaine Milbourne Performing Arts Schools
Tracy Quaife Theatre Dance School
CLB School of Dance
Wirral Theatre School

Theatre Craft Performers
Libby Smith
Libby Donnelly
Robyn Vine
Olivia Hunt
Elaine Milbourne Performing Arts School
Elaine Milbourne Performing Arts School
Marron Theatre Arts
Wirral Theatre School
Ballet Grades
Belle Chen
Anastasia Antecka
Elizabeth Evans
Tillie Copley
Allegro Theatre Dance Academy
Funky Feet School of Dance
The Dance Factory
Vicki Durning School of Dance
Ballet Performers
Evie Asher
Will Chester
Aarya Shenoy
Zadie May Sangster
Sasha David
The Dance Academy
Chester School of Dance
Rachael Swann School of Dance
Deluca Dance School
The Dance Factory
Tap Grades
Isabelle Catley
Chantelle Tonelete
Rosie Sanderson
Paige Webb
The Dance Academy
Spotlight Stage School
Hazelbiz Performers Academy
Armley Dance Studios
Tap Performers
Robyn Vine
Rianna Trussell
Olivia Baker
Marron Theatre Arts
Southport Academy of Dance
Elaine Howarth School
Modern Jazz Grades
Chantelle Tonolete
Olivia Baker
Lily Anderson
Ling Gao
Paige Webb
Spotlight Stage School
Elaine Howarth School
Elaine Mulbourne Performing Arts School
Reavley Theatre School
Armley Dance Studio
Modern Jazz Performers
Gabrielle Harling
Scarlett Yau
Zuzanna Panek
Abigail Ellis
Hazelbiz Performers Academy
Bailey-Cox Dance Academy
Wendy Charles School of Dance
Kathleen Knox School of Dance


Awards presented in conjunction with the International Theatre Dance Awards


W.J. (Bill) Tasker Theatre Craft Grade Award: Oliva Shorrock Audrey Spencer School of Dance
W.J. (Bill) Tasker Theatre Craft Performer Award: Khaleil Fell Armley Dance Studios
This award is kindly donated by Mrs Margaret Tasker, in memory of her late husband, W.J. (Bill) Tasker, Financial Director of the IDTA from 1971 – 2002, and founder member of the Theatre Dance Awards Committee.
Veronica Tweedale Bursary Award: Charlotte Helyer Teddington Dance Studio
Veronica Tweedale was a much loved and respected dance Teacher and choreographer throughout Stoke on Trent and the Midlands Area. The Veronica Tweedale Bursary Award is given for the 1st Special Commendation for the Ballet Grades.
Gladys Thorpe Memorial Award: Isabella Prince Sharon Wood School of Dance & Drama
Gladys Thorpe was for many years a highly respected teacher and examiner of the IDTA, serving on the Theatre Council and Technical Committees. the Ballet Faculty is pleased to present a Bursary Award and a Memorial Trophy to a young dancer who displays exceptional potential in Classical Ballet from the Performers section of the International Theatre Dance Awards.
Sir Ken Dodd Tap Award Grade: Isabelle Somers Diane Bradbury
Sir Ken Dodd Tap Award Performer: Scarlett Yau Bailey-Cox Dance Academy
Lady Ann Dodd continues to offer her support on behalf of the late Sir Ken Dodd to our nominees by generously donating two trophies in memory of his agent, Keith McAndrews. Two award winners are chosen by guest adjudicators.
Pam Tidmarsh Bursary Award: Faith Adomah Spotlight Stage School
Pam Tidmarsh was a very well respected teacher, Examiner and Director of the IDTA, especially for the Midlands Area where she was much loved. The Pam Tidmarsh Bursary Award and Trophy are donated by Jeanette Haines and Gillian Hughes and is awarded to the 1st Special Commendation in the Modern Jazz Grades.
Peggy Harrison Award: Emily Rolfe Zoe Taylor Dance Academy
Peggy Harrison is an Honorary Examiner, teacher and holder of the IDTA Distinguished Service Award. The Peggy Harrison Award is made to the 1st Special Commendation in the Modern Jazz Performers.