Ballet Dancer in Training

Ballet Dancer in Training

Monday, October 20, 2014

Salem wins a Pride Award

Salem giving his speech.

Great news, Salem won the Senior Creative Achievement and Innovation Award at the Pride Awards yesterday which were held at the Paramount Theatre yesterday in Wellington.

The Pride Awards recognise and celebrate the successes, achievements and contributions of young people in the Wellington region.

Before the awards.

Salem was absolutely thrilled especially as he wasn't expecting to win and to make it more special for him, his award was presented to him by Amanda Skoog who is the managing director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Salem made a great speech, he was very confident and looked great in a suit and tie.

He really can't help himself :-)

Salem received a trophy, a framed certificate and a travel voucher from The InterIslander, which is fantastic as Salem has never been down to the South Island yet, and a gift card from Westfield.

It was a great event, plenty of entertainment and food afterwards.

All the award winners truly deserved their awards, all very inspirational young people.

You can do acrobatics in a suit.

A big thank you to the Pride Awards Trust!!!!!

Check out their facebook page too

Well done Salem!!!!!!


  1. Congratulations on your award Salem! You have the right to be so proud of yourself and your achievements at such a young age, you're no doubt an inspiration to many.
    I have just finished watching your AttitudeLive documentary, as I'm learning about Asperger's and how to best cater to the diverse needs of children in my class.
    I wish you all the very best for the future, and will not be surprised at all to see you as part of the RNZB in years to come.

    1. Thank you Babette. I am glad you have watched my documentary. I hope you enjoyed it.
      Thank you for learning about dealing with aspergers children as my best, and favourite teachers when I was little, did a course to understand aspergers.
      I am going to keep working hard to hopefully dance for the RNZB, or else you will see me in another company :-)