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Georgie Bailey

Georgie Bailey: PPY dancer to ‘ab [intra]’ understudy

15 June 2018

Pre-Professional Year dancer Georgie Bailey is getting ready to join the Company as a trainee for the Darwin and Perth tour of ab [intra]. Read Georgie’s thoughts on the role of an understudy.  “Currently in my second year with Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year, I was asked to understudy for Rafael… Read more

James Deane

Hip-Hop teacher James Deane on making dance fun for kids

13 June 2018

Hip-Hop dancer and teacher James Deane has an impressive career history. He’s danced in Jaden and Willow Smith’s music video “Find You Somewhere” and worked with international artists such as Enrique Iglesias and Terry Crews. Ahead of his classes at our Winter School Holiday Workshops, we sat… Read more

Elise Clement

My Dance Journey with Elise Clement

31 May 2018

Elise Clement began dancing at Sydney Dance Company Studios at the beginning of the year with our Jazz Intro Short Course. We chatted to her about rediscovering dance and the challenges of learning choreography. When and how did you start dancing? I started taking dance classes… Read more

Amanda Zawisza

My Week at Professional Intensive: Amanda Zawisza

24 May 2018

Hailing from Detroit, dance student Amanda Zawisza flew down to Sydney for our week-long Professional Intensive training program. Designed for tertiary performing arts students, graduates, and professional dancers, the program teaches participants Company repertoire, choreographic process, and challenging creative tasks such as structured improvisation. We sat down with… Read more

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PPY18: Jacinta Janik

18 May 2018

For the first 2 weeks of term 2, we have been focusing on a choreographic development by guest artist Ashley Wright to be performed at our graduation season at Carriageworks in December. Ashley is incorporating elements of physical theatre that bring an extra layer to… Read more

Amba Shepherd

Member Spotlight: Amba Shepherd

16 May 2018

When she’s not dancing in the Studios, you’ll find Amba Shepherd gracing the stages of music festivals across the globe. She’s worked with some of the biggest names in electronic music, including Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren and Hardwell. Amidst her busy touring schedule, we sat down with… Read more

Paris Robinson

Kidz Blog with Paris Robinson

01 May 2018

This month, we sat down with 15-year-old Paris Robinson to chat about her experience at our first week-long Contemporary Intensive during our Autumn School Holiday Workshops. We talked about how she began her dance journey and what she’s done so far in class, including her time learning Sydney… Read more