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By Nick Soon
Hills News
April 4, 2013

Harrison Lee, 13, at the Alana Haines Australasia (AHA) Awards in New Zealand 2013At just 13 Harrison Lee of Castle Hill, [Australia] has moved one step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a classical ballet dancer. He was recently judged the most outstanding dancer in the Isobel Anderson Award for the second time in Sydney and gained the first prize in the Alana Haines Australasia (AHA) Awards in New Zealand.

Harrison also won the audience choice award for the most popular dancer in the AHA Awards.

His mother, Cindy Lee, said the prize money was $1500 for the first competition and $3000 plus a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School London summer school for the second. She will be taking her son to the summer school in July.

The Alana Haines Trust was set up in 1990 by Greg and Katie Haines (both former dancers with the New Zealand Ballet Company) in memory of their 11-year-old daughter Alana.

‘‘ Harrison’s dream is to one day dance in the Royal Ballet,’’ she said.

Copyright © 2013. Fairfax Media.

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