If you live in Australia and are currently immersed in the dance culture, I am sure you have heard about RG Dance Principal/Co-Owner Grant Davies. Grant and his sister (Rebecca) have successfully created a dance business. It has become internationally known, with many students performing in major productions.
‘accused of taking naked photographs of children, some as young as six, attending classes at the Chiswick studio between 2004 and 2013. He is also accused of grooming two female students, both under the age of 16, in an attempt to procure them for sex’ reported SMH 2013
This has not only left a long lasting effect on the studio itself and its reputation, but the whole dance culture has been effected. If we all managed to put high regards and trust in this person to create wonderful dancers, how can we trust anyone else in the dance society?!
Harsher rules and regulations need to put into place about owning your own studio as well as teachers.
Saturday 18th of May on the Facebook page of RG, which has now been deleted. Rebecca Davies wrote this
‘As of, Tuesday the 9th of April, I, Rebecca Davies severed all personal and professional contact with Grant Davies.
Since that time he has not had any involvement with RGDANCE or been to the studio in Chiswick.
This came about as a result of my reporting him to the police.
I have been cooperating fully with the police and at their request have been unable to discuss the matter.
A formal statement will be issued shortly after advice from my legal team.
Though unfortunately I believe she is trying to save herself and what is left of the business. I say this because there were numerous of comments left on this post.
I also believe Peter Oxford who is well known in the entertainment industry aimed his most recent status about the issue.
This was not the first time issues like this have been reported to her. It has only been now. It is believed that Rebecca was not the one reporting him to the police. Other sources say
She might of after, went to the police as it was now too late to defend him and i believe she had a choice to make. Does she stick by her brother who evidently done something wrong, by her and the students/dance community or does she try to save herself?. Though as you can see she did not do anything at first when it was reported to her.
Leave your comments, I am interested to see what you have to say