Advanced Training

Pre-Professional Year

“Working with the broad range of teachers and choreographers, we are offered new ways to approach dance and can apply what works for us as individuals.” Hugo Poulet, Pre-Professional Year 2020-2021

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers aged 18 – 24 years to experience full-time training with Sydney Dance Company.

2025 Applications open 6 May.

If you have any questions about Pre-Professional Year, please email [email protected].

 

10 Years of the Pre-Professional Year

Since its inception a decade ago, The Pre-Professional Year program has seen hundreds of young dancers develop their skills and graduate into incredible emerging artists.

To celebrate this important milestone, we sat down with Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Head of Training Linda Gamblin and five PPY alumni to learn about their experiences and how this program was brought to life.

The Pre-Professional Year Program

Led by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company is at the forefront of contemporary dance, both in Australia and internationally.

As a Pre-Professional Year dancer, being immersed in this environment enables the young dancer to cultivate an inquisitive mind and sophisticated movement.

With Linda Gamblin, Sydney Dance Company’s Head of Training, at the helm, the Pre-Professional Year is designed as a one or two year program providing both unparalleled industry experience and a vocational qualification .

Pre-Professional Year dancers work with numerous national and international contemporary choreographers and industry specialists each year who offer a variety of unique movement philosophies and techniques to enhance training and development.

The knowledge and skills shared by these artists and educators gives the PPY dancers an opportunity refine and develop their technique and performance skills while working and collaborating with prominent members of the performing arts industry. Focus on collaboration nourishes inclusiveness within the group and strengthens the ability and efficacy of the individual dancer. Exploring a variety of strategies to embrace varied processes cultivates emotional intelligence and analytical thinking.

Qualifications

Dancers in the Pre-Professional Year work towards completing CUA60120 – Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) over two years, with the option to finish after one year with a CUA51520 – Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance). Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO# 45863). Sydney Dance Company will monitor students’ progression throughout the course and ensure national requirements for training and assessing are met. Nationally recognised courses ensure a standard of excellence.

Course Details

Dancers work and learn together through a holistic training and assessment framework made up of five key focus areas. The units of competency of each of the qualifications are contextualised within these focus areas.

I. INDUSTRY: Investigating current trends and industry infrastructure focus the dancer on becoming job-ready by implementing a critical approach in shaping the future of dance.

II. TECHNIQUE: Cultivating sceptical and empirical enquiry into a variety of contemporary and classical techniques develops a deeper understanding of how awareness drives sophisticated deliberate movement.

III. CONDITIONING: Personal and physical development, self-efficacy and resilience are brought to the forefront of training. This focus area includes injury prevention, applied anatomy and physiology for dancers, along with nutrition and wellbeing.

IV. CHOREOGRAPHY
Exploring creative play, choreographic skills and
scored and structured improvisation enhance
leadership skills to work in a professional, co-creative,
collaborative environment. Studio showings
of works in progress occur regularly throughout
each term.

V. PERFORMANCE: To contextualise, refine and redefine movement and performance qualities in the many rehearsals
and performances throughout the year cultivates
professionalism. Artistry is revealed through
experimentation, informative feedback and debrief
sessions. Dance on stage and screen, workplace
health and safety and other essential aspects of
performance are explored within this focus area.

FAQ

Answers to common questions about performances, classes and programs at Sydney Dance Company.

Contact us if you have any further questions that aren’t answered here.

The first round of auditions for Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year 2024 will be an online application process, which includes video submission.

Successful first round applicants will receive an invitation to a second round.

Dancers aged 18 to 24 make up the cohort of the Pre-Professional Year. Younger or older applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to applying by emailing [email protected]

We encourage applicants for the Pre-Professional Year to have an intermediate level of Classical Ballet, compelling competency in own genre or style, certificate IV level of dance education or equivalent and Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas).

You are not required to complete full-time training prior to joining the Pre-Professional Year. Dancers selected to join the program demonstrate maturity and the ability to work collaboratively in a co-creative environment. The Pre-Professional Year program allows every dancer to gain the most out of each learning experience and nurture their individual growth.

Pre-Professional Year dancers are a blend of high school leavers, full-time dance students and university graduates. The spectrum of age cultivates respect, mindfulness, maturity and the acceptance of a variety of diverse histories. This both reflects the industry and emulates a company-like environment.

Hours are 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, following the NSW school term dates.

Most days start with technique or conditioning classes ranging from yoga, Pilates and classical ballet to contemporary techniques and improvisation. Working with the core team of educators on a regular basis enables focused learning with attention on biomechanics, self-awareness, inquisitive thinking and technical efficiency.

The second part of the day is dedicated to workshops or choreographic development with both Australian and international guest choreographers and industry specialists.

Each workshop or choreographic development runs for 1-3 weeks. This time allows dancers to increase their technical skills and develop the self-awareness required for a co-creative working space. The focus on collaboration nourishes inclusivity within the group and strengthens the efficacy of the individual.

Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year offers two nationally recognised training qualifications through a specialised curriculum tailored to global industry standards. These qualifications provide dancers with essential tools for a sustainable career in dance.

Pre-Professional Year dancers will complete CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) in the first year of training and CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) in the second year. Dancers will also receive Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year Certificate of Graduation.

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 45863).

Classes include classical ballet, contemporary and biomechanics, yoga, Pilates, repertoire, improvisation, creative task work, mindfulness and resilience, conditioning.

Other areas covered include: funding and project development, performance skills, goal setting, choreographic development, industry research and dance on film.

The Pre-Professional Year program culminates in a production season at a theatre in Sydney, where the Pre-Professional Year dancers perform commissioned works by Australian and international choreographers. Throughout the year informal performances and artist talks will take place in Sydney Dance Company’s black box theatre in Studio 5: the Neilson Studio.

Other performance opportunities may arise where Pre-Professional Year dancers are employed to represent Sydney Dance Company in local and in-house engagements as well as various commissions and public events.

Scholarship opportunities are available by application to those who have accepted the offer to participate in Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year. fee scholarships are made available thanks to generous support provided by private donors. Scholarship applications are means-tested and are assessed by Sydney Dance Company’s Review Panel on a case-by-case basis.

No improvisation experience is required to get into the Pre-Professional Year. Our improvisation workshops are facilitated by guest improvisation artists in an inclusive and process-based learning environment. Improvisation allows dancers of any background to gain better awareness of their practice. It provides tools for extending the physical ability and allows dancers to unleash their unique creative voice.

Improvisation is an integral component of contemporary dance which is used in choreographic processes, open auditions, professional training and warm-up classes.

No, the PPY program integrates technical growth every day. Through classes and workshops, from classical ballet to floorwork and partnering, PPY provides both the challenges and the support required to achieve your personal goals in dance.

Linda Gamblin
Head of Training

Linda Gamblin (nee Ridgway) trained with the Royal Ballet School in London and went on to perform principal roles in ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Onegin, La Fille Mal Gardee and contemporary works Four Last Songs, Transigured Nights, Tivoli, Beauty and the Beast while working with The Australian Ballet, The Royal Ballet London, National Ballet of Portugal and Sydney Dance Company.

Linda has worked with contemporary choreographers such as Michael Clarke, Meryl Tankard and Graeme Murphy and has performed works by Jiri Kylian, Maurice Bejart and Jerome Robbins. Her career has seen her travel extensively throughout the world with highly successful tours to Europe, UK, Asia, USSR and the United States.

In 1989 Linda represented Australia competing in the VI International Ballet Competition at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, winning the Moscow Music Magazine Award for most popular dancer. Linda was also the recipient of Australia’s Young Achievers Award, Arts Category for her dancing (1989).

As well as an extensive professional career as a dancer, Linda is a passionate dance educator. Presently Head of Training at Sydney Dance Company, Linda began to study and teach dance mid-career, gaining a keen interest in the workings of the body. She attained her Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology whilst teaching Pilates in the UK and has since further developed her knowledge with courses and workshops on the muscular and skeletal systems and biomechanics. Together, with continued professional development on mindfulness, mental health, self-care and resilience, this knowledge has become an integral part of Linda’s teaching and coaching practices.

Linda holds the qualifications Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) (CUA60113), Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management (CUA50313), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110), First Aid Certificate and Mental Health First Aid Certificate.

 

Tobiah Booth-Remmers
Course Coordinator Pre-Professional Year

Headshot of Tobiah Booth-Remmers

Tobiah Booth-Remmers is a freelance dance producer, creator, performer, teacher and facilitator from Adelaide, Australia. Since graduating from the Adelaide College of the Arts’ Bachelor of Dance Performance course in 2009 Tobiah has worked with a wide range of Australian and international artists, companies and studios.

Most notably he has worked with Branch Nebula, Brink Productions, Larissa McGowan, Lina Limosani, Gabrielle Nankivell, Garry Stewart, Paul Gazzola and Paulo Castro among many others. Tobiah has performed in major arts festivals including the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Aus), Adelaide Festival of the Arts (Aus), Brisbane Festival (Aus),
WOMAD (Aus), Dance Massive (Aus), Dublin Dance Festival (Ire) and has performed at the Barbican Centre, London.

Along with his performance work Tobiah is also a prolific creator and teacher. His work extends from large scale curated warehouse dance festivals through to solo movement, text and imagery pieces, and often centers around humanity and how we interact with ourselves and each other.

He has choreographed many short works for a variety of commissions and programs as well as training institutions including three full length works with his Adelaide based performance collective; The Human Arts Movement. Tobiah has created short works and lectured in dance at Adelaide College of the Arts, LINK Dance Company, Queensland University of Technology, Transit Dance and Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year.

Tobiah also maintains a strong international presence as a dance practitioner and pedagogue. He regularly returns to Europe for residencies, performances and teaching after previously living in Brussels for two years. His performance work has been developed and presented in Bulgaria, Brussels, Sweden and Greece. Tobiah has taught
workshops on his own creative and movement practice in Belgium, Israel, France, Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Greece and Bulgaria.

In 2022 Tobiah was the Associate Artist at Australian Dance Theatre. As part of this program the company supported him with a year long residency and resources to produce a new full length experimental work.

As a regular guest teacher and choreographer with Pre- Professional Year since 2015, Tobiah joined Sydney Dance Company as PPY Course Coordinator in 2023.

 

Juliette Barton
Training Associate

Juliette Barton is an industry specialist in contemporary dance and related physical practices. With a performance career spanning over
20 years, she has worked with an extensive array of choreographers
including Rafael Bonachela, Alexander Ekman, Jacopo Godani,
Emanuel Gat, Russell Maliphant, Andonis Foniadakis, Gideon Obarzanek, Gabrielle Nankivell, Adam Linder and Keneth Kvanstrom. Juliette was a Company dancer at Sydney Dance Company for 12 years, with her final performance in 2021.

Throughout her career, Juliette has performed to critical acclaim across Australia and the globe including in New York, London,
Germany, France, Russia, China, Korea, Columbia, Brazil, and Chile.
As a choreographer, Juliette has created solo works for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed 2014 season, and the Art Gallery NSW Archie Plus program in 2020. As a contemporary dance teacher and coach, Juliette has taught extensively across Australia to professional companies including Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move and Bangarra Dance Theatre as well as high calibre training institutions including WAAPA, VCA, Transit Dance, National College of Dance, and across all of Sydney Dance Company’s advanced training programs including the Pre-Professional Year (PPY), Professional Intensives, Youth Ensemble and Sydney Dance Company’s Public Dance program.

Most recently Juliette acted in the role of Rehearsal Associate at Sydney Dance Company during the Company’s rehearsal and performance of Ohad Naharin’s Decadance and is currently in the role of Training Associate facilitating and overseeing the training of the Pre-Professional Year dancers.

Juliette holds a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

 

Alexandria Panetta
Learning Associate

Alexandria Panetta (Lexy) is a Sydney-based artist, choreographer and academic with a strong interest in dance performance, improvisation, writing and film.

She has completed a Bachelor of Arts, BA Dance and BA Education, BA Arts and Social Sciences, Honours in Dance Studies at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

In 2022, Lexy received a competitive research scholarship to complete a Master of Philosophy (MPhil in Creative Practice) at UNSW. Her thesis ‘Enacting (Re)Actions: Affect Theory and Embodied Resonance in Improvisational Contemporary Dance and Compositional Pedagogy’ contributes to the educational sphere in NSW and Australia and analyses the core of improvisation; supporting the creative value and potential of choreographic development through improvisational skills.

Lexy works as a passionate academic in both dance and education faculties at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) and continues her aspirations as a dance researcher, incorporating theory, philosophy and practice in her written work.
Lexy has been a long-standing tutor and collaborator for The Arts Unit (Department of Education) working in their programs and ensembles.

As the Learning Associate for the Sydney Dance Company, Lexy offers her insights and perspective in educational approaches to dance and creativity. She is passionate about the alignment and application of
valued industry skillsets to training and education. Lexy creates and delivers academic resources and content to the Pre-Professional Year.

2024

Class of 2024

Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year 1 cohort standing in a group with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.

PPY1

Mahalia Adamson
Shoshana Auerbach
Izzi Becvarik
Aleisha Brown
Edie Burgess
Astrid Cahill
Alice Collins
Meg Connolly
Nala Davies
Lily Dowley
Zoe Frazer
Grace Fuz
Rose Giunta
Michiko Kogagawa
Lucinda Miller
Soraya Moncelet
Sofia Montano
Poppy Nowlan
Ines Omodiagbe
Amalia Scherf
Lucy Sheffield
James Snashall
Daniella Sywak
Emma Taoho
Eloise Watts
Charlotte Whelan
Jera Wynyard-Byrnes

Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year 2 cohort standing in a group with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.

PPY2
Matilda Backus
Phoebe Bayley
Santi Barker
Vivienne Clements-Lee
Julien Cravero
Lauren Davidson
Vincent Garcia
Jessi Hough
Joseph Ipsaro-Passione
Zoe Jewell
Arabella Kiefer
Olivia Kirkman
Isobella Laidlaw
Ellie Lovison
Alex Lusty
Charlie MacArthur
Evie Morwood
Ayesha Peerbaye
Hannah Roberts
Amelia Russel
Roxie Syron
Maggie Teasdale
Mekaila Trippis
Georgia Vincent
Ariana Wolf

2023

Class of 2023

The PPY1 Class of 2023

PPY1

Matilda Backus
Santi Barker
Vivienne Clements-Lee
Julien Cravero
Lauren Davidson
Emma Duffy
Vincent Garcia
Joseph Ipsaro-Passione
Zoe Jewell
Arabella Kiefer
Eva Kolak
Isobella Laidlaw
Ellie Lovison
Alexandra Lusty
Charlie MacArthur
Ella Marshall
Evie Morwood
Maya Munro
Ayesha Peerbaye
Hannah Roberts
Amelia Russell
Roxie Syron
Olivia Talevski
Maggie Teasdale
Jye Thompson
Georgia Vincent
Chloe Warwick-Smith
Eva Wells
Ariana Wolf

 

The PPY2 Class of 2023

PPY2
Jannah Allen
Wareya Anuyahong
Paige Carr
Lily Cole
Alisha Douglass
Thomas Evans
Tayla Gartner
Mia Hamilton
Stephanie Hedley
Luella Hogan
Hannah Joseph
Annaliese Macdonald
Lucinda Mann
Layla Meadows
Maya Miller
Lou Lou Mitsis
Zoe O’Bryan
Angus Onley
Sam Osborn
Xanthe Pheeney
Eva Puata
Sabine Roberts
Scout Robinson Gale
Alani Siswoyo
Keisha Sunderland
Laura Taylor
Cameron Turner
Arlie Williams
Ally Young
Rebekah Kennedy

2022

Class of 2022

PPY1
Alani Siswoyo
Alisha Douglass
Ally Young
Angus Onley
Cameron Turner
Chloe White
Cleopatra Pryce
Eliza Flowers
Eva Puata
Hannah Joseph
Heidi Monahan
Holly Fleming
Jannah Allen
Keisha Sutherland
Laura Taylor
Layla Meadows
Lily Cole
Lou Lou Mitsis
Lucinda Mann
Maya Miller
Mia Hamilton
Paige Carr
Rebekah Kennedy
Sabine Roberts
Sam Osborn
Scout Robinson-Gale
Sherylee Campbell
Stephanie Lykissas
Tayla Gartner
Thomas Evans
Wareya Anuyahong
Xanthe Pheeney
Arlie Williams

PPY2
April Stubbs
Sarah Rose
Audrey Goth-Towney
Avalon Ormiston
Carmelita Buay
Charisse Timermanis
Chloe Geary
Cosima Ivy Thorne Torres-Sturt
Emma Lane
Emma Langfield
Bella Ciappara
Josie Cullen
Juliet Collard
Koko Mukai
Lillian Fern
Lucy Tobin
Lucy Angel
Lucinda Young
Luella Hogan
Mairi Armour
Mia Polinelli
Pip Keogh
Ronan Armstrong
Rory Neville
Sarah Peressini
Shontaya Smedley
Sofia Chavez-Hyde
Sophia Fell
Stefani Lois

2021

Class of 2021

PPY1
Lucy Angel
Ronan Armstrong
Ruby Brazzalotto
Carmelita Buay
Sofia Chavez Hyde
Isabella Ciappara
Lillian Fearn
Sophia Fell
Amy Gallery
Maci-Grace Johnson
Jonah Johnston
Phillipa Keogh
Stefani Lois
Summer McGee
Gavin Mills
Koko Mukai
Mia Polinelli
Erin Shackcloth
Katie Shawsmith
Shontaya Smedley
April Stubbs
Charisse Timermanis
Lucy Tobin
Jessica Vongphachan
Rory Warne
Luci Young

PPY2
Jackson Biala
Lily Boston
Sophie Carathanassis
Amy Clisby
Josie Cullen
Nicholas Currie Inns
Lachlan Doherty
Sarah Edwards
Saskia Ellis
Jackson Fisch
Tajuddin Hennessy
Juliet Hoeberigs
Morgan Hurrell
Sophie Jones
Taiga Kita-Leong
Amber Lynch
Siobhan Lynch
Archie Mclean
Jada Narkle
Texas Nixon-Kain
Avalon Ormiston
Hugo Poulet
Sophie Roberts
Christiana Stewart
Isobel Turner
Niki Verrall
Zoe White
Coco Wood
Emily Wray

2020

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year dancers continued their studies remotely during the period of restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Class of 2020

Amber Todd, Narraweena, NSW
Archie Mclean, Melbourne, VIC
Claudia Debenham, Christchurch, NZ
Coco Wood, Ballarat, VIC
Elise Turco, Sydney, NSW
Emily Eather, Nundle, NSW
Emily McMahon, Adelaide, SA
Hugo Poulet, Bundeena, NSW
Isobel Turner, Gladesville, NSW
Jackson Biala, Stanhope Gardens, NSW
Jada Narkle, Perth, WA
Juliet Hoeberigs, Sydney, NSW
Lauren Rutherford, Perth, WA
Lily Boston, Minyon Falls, NSW
Lily Caswell, Gold Coast, QLD
Maddison Paluch, Rooty Hill, NSW
Maycie Spry, Perth, WA
Mia Corfield, Perth, WA
Mia-Clare Cox, Cedar Grove, QLD
Niki Verrall, Sydney, NSW
Patricia Hayes Cavanagh, Canberra, ACT
Remy Rochester, Sydney, NSW
Sabine Crompton-Ward, Hobart, TAS
Saskia Ellis, Woonona, NSW
Sebastian Vidot, Perth, WA
Sophie Carathanassis, Newcastle, NSW
Sophie Jones, Yamba, NSW
Taiga Kita-Leong, Banksia, NSW

2019

Class of 2019

Class of 2019
Amy Jordan, Bulli, NSW
Annalise Malachowski, Castle Hill, NSW
Claudia Willimann, Christchurch, NZ
Emma-Jane Tuck, Sydney, NSW
Gabriela Planck, Black Rock, VIC
Holli Di Nardo, Carindale, QLD
Imogen Chen, Rockhampton, QLD
Isaac Clark, Armidale, NSW
Jessica Tonkin, Townsville, QLD/Canberra, ACT
Lauren Rutherford Perth, WA
Lillian Grant, Canberra, ACT
Maddison Weiley, Wallsend, NSW
Mia Corfield, Perth, WA
Nikki Rossendell, Canberra, ACT
Olivia Hadley, Gold Coast, QLD
Opal Russell, Kiama, NSW
Patricia Hayes Cavanagh, Canberra, ACT
Reina Takeuchi, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Remy Rochester, Lane Cove, NSW
Sabine Crompton-Ward, South Hobart, TAS
Sebastian Vidot, Perth, WA
Shalani Wood, Torrensville, SA
Siobhan Lynch, Sydney, NSW
Soleil Harvey, Brisbane, QLD
Telea Jensen, Toowoomba, QLD
Lara Beverley, Newcastle, NSW

2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Georgia Adelt, Brisbane QLD
Trae Allen, Moree NSW
Georgie Bailey, Airlie Beach, North QLD
Alexander Borg, Sydney, NSW
Nicholas Caldwell, Orange, NSW
Isaac Clark, Armidale, NSW
Brielle De Thomasis, Mackay, QLD
Holli Di Nardo, Brisbane, QLD
Eugenie English, Geelong, VIC
Lillian Grant, Canberra, ACT
Katya Gray, Freshwater NSW
Mia Gruzin, Sydney, NSW
Pia Hagberg, Sydney, NSW
Charlotte Hoppe-Smith, Clovelly, NSW
Jacinta Janik, Bonny Hills, NSW
Austin Kelly, Toowoomba, QLD
Brianna Leary, Wellington, NZ
Madeline Maxwell, Avalon Beach, NSW
Bridget McAllister, Mackay, QLD
Sarah McCarthy, Toowoomba, QLD
Keia Mcgrady, Ipswich, QLD
Taylor Seymour, Toowoomba, QLD
Brianna Shahin, Menai, NSW
Georgia Taylor, Sydney, NSW
Celine Tricarcio, Berwich, VIC
Taite Williams, Sydney, NSW

Our Pre-Professional Year 2018 dancers performed in Narrabeen, a film by acclaimed choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey. Watch the film here.

2017

Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Claire Abaijah-Griffin, QLD
Scarlett Atkins, QLD
Georgie Bailey, QLD
Jasmine Bard, NSW
Lana Barone, SA
Alexander Borg, NSW
Brad Carter, NZ
Brielle De Thomasis, QLD
Francesca Fenton, NSW
Marni Green, NSW
Beatrice Jackson, SA
Jessica Johns, NZ
Ashley Joppich, QLD
Cody Lavery, QLD
Gabrielle Martin, TAS
Aaron Matheson, NSW
Alex Mencinsky, NSW
Mason Peronchik, NSW
Harry Pohl, VIC
Rebecca Sawyer, NSW
Lilly Smith, QLD
Cooper Terry, SA
Laura Vlasic, QLD
Ashley Walsh, NSW
Cassidy Waters, NSW
Chloe Young, QLD

2016

Class of 2016

Class of 2016

Bridgette Blake, Vic
Isabella Bonanno, NSW
Maxine Carlisle, NSW
Izzac Carroll, NSW
Jasmine Clement, Qld
Eliza Cooper, NSW
Courteney Cox, SA
Aidan Daley, NSW
Hannah Evans, NSW
Jessica Failli, Vic
Alexandra Graham, NSW
Emma Grill, NSW
Amber Jackson, NSW
Hayley Kelly, NT
Emalyn Knight, QLD
Jasmin Lancaster, NSW
Cody Lavery, QLD
Shayarne Matheson, QLD
Lisa McLaughlan,NZ
Alex Mencinsky, NSW
Emily Molnar, SA
Mikayla Nangle, NSW
Isabella De Santis, NSW
Cooper Terry, SA
Montana Tomkyns, Qld
Strickland Young, NZ

2015

Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Noah Beck, Subiaco, WA
Angela Walker, Taree, NSW
Christen Patinyotis, Essendon, VIC
Daniel Russell, Umina, NSW
Emma Moran, Avalon Beach, NSW
Isaac Di Natale, Essendon, VIC
Isabella Ostermann, Newcastle, NSW
Jason Fuchs, Kingsford, NSW
Jocelyn Ballantyne, Carlton North, VIC
Josephine Weise, Harvey Bay, QLD
Kate Arber, Toodyay, WA
Kelsey Smith, Newcastle, NSW
Kristina Wallbank-Hutton, Dulwich Hill, NSW
Laura Wood, Bellbowrie, QLD
Leah Marojevic, St. Ives, NSW
Luke Mangraviti, Dee Why, NSW
Maxime Hexter, Carlton North, VIC
Nicholas Tredrea, Auckland, New Zealand
Olivia Kingston, Uki, NSW
Olympia Kotopoulos, Randwick, NSW
Phillipa Mills, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sam Young-Wright, Wanniassa, ACT
Stephanie Fernandez, Castle Hill, NSW
Tara Gower, Monash, ACT
Zachary Lopez, Kallangur, QLD

2014

Class of 2014

Class of 2014

Angela Walker, Taree, NSW
Christen Patinyotis, Essendon, VIC
Daniel Russell, Umina, NSW
Emma Moran, Avalon Beach, NSW
Isaac Di Natale, Essendon, VIC
Isabella Ostermann, Newcastle, NSW
Jason Fuchs, Kingsford, NSW
Jocelyn Ballantyne, Carlton North, VIC
Josephine Weise, Harvey Bay, QLD
Kate Arber, Toodyay, WA
Kelsey Smith, Newcastle, NSW
Kristina Wallbank-Hutton, Dulwich Hill, NSW
Laura Wood, Bellbowrie, QLD
Leah Marojevic, St. Ives, NSW
Luke Mangraviti, Dee Why, NSW
Maxime Hexter, Carlton North, VIC
Nicholas Tredrea, Auckland, New Zealand
Olivia Kingston, Uki, NSW
Olympia Kotopoulos, Randwick, NSW
Phillipa Mills, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sam Young-Wright, Wanniassa, ACT
Stephanie Fernandez, Castle Hill, NSW
Tara Gower, Monash, ACT
Zachary Lopez, Kallangur, QLD

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Pre-Professional Year

2025 Applications open 6 May.

If you have any questions about Pre-Professional Year, please email [email protected].

 

10 Years of the Pre-Professional Year

Since its inception a decade ago, The Pre-Professional Year program has seen hundreds of young dancers develop their skills and graduate into incredible emerging artists.

To celebrate this important milestone, we sat down with Sydney Dance Company’s Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Head of Training Linda Gamblin and five PPY alumni to learn about their experiences and how this program was brought to life.

The Pre-Professional Year Program

Led by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company is at the forefront of contemporary dance, both in Australia and internationally.

As a Pre-Professional Year dancer, being immersed in this environment enables the young dancer to cultivate an inquisitive mind and sophisticated movement.

With Linda Gamblin, Sydney Dance Company’s Head of Training, at the helm, the Pre-Professional Year is designed as a one or two year program providing both unparalleled industry experience and a vocational qualification .

Pre-Professional Year dancers work with numerous national and international contemporary choreographers and industry specialists each year who offer a variety of unique movement philosophies and techniques to enhance training and development.

The knowledge and skills shared by these artists and educators gives the PPY dancers an opportunity refine and develop their technique and performance skills while working and collaborating with prominent members of the performing arts industry. Focus on collaboration nourishes inclusiveness within the group and strengthens the ability and efficacy of the individual dancer. Exploring a variety of strategies to embrace varied processes cultivates emotional intelligence and analytical thinking.

Qualifications

Dancers in the Pre-Professional Year work towards completing CUA60120 – Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) over two years, with the option to finish after one year with a CUA51520 – Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance). Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO# 45863). Sydney Dance Company will monitor students’ progression throughout the course and ensure national requirements for training and assessing are met. Nationally recognised courses ensure a standard of excellence.

Course Details

Dancers work and learn together through a holistic training and assessment framework made up of five key focus areas. The units of competency of each of the qualifications are contextualised within these focus areas.

I. INDUSTRY: Investigating current trends and industry infrastructure focus the dancer on becoming job-ready by implementing a critical approach in shaping the future of dance.

II. TECHNIQUE: Cultivating sceptical and empirical enquiry into a variety of contemporary and classical techniques develops a deeper understanding of how awareness drives sophisticated deliberate movement.

III. CONDITIONING: Personal and physical development, self-efficacy and resilience are brought to the forefront of training. This focus area includes injury prevention, applied anatomy and physiology for dancers, along with nutrition and wellbeing.

IV. CHOREOGRAPHY
Exploring creative play, choreographic skills and
scored and structured improvisation enhance
leadership skills to work in a professional, co-creative,
collaborative environment. Studio showings
of works in progress occur regularly throughout
each term.

V. PERFORMANCE: To contextualise, refine and redefine movement and performance qualities in the many rehearsals
and performances throughout the year cultivates
professionalism. Artistry is revealed through
experimentation, informative feedback and debrief
sessions. Dance on stage and screen, workplace
health and safety and other essential aspects of
performance are explored within this focus area.

FAQ

Answers to common questions about performances, classes and programs at Sydney Dance Company.

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The first round of auditions for Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year 2024 will be an online application process, which includes video submission.

Successful first round applicants will receive an invitation to a second round.

Dancers aged 18 to 24 make up the cohort of the Pre-Professional Year. Younger or older applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to applying by emailing [email protected]

We encourage applicants for the Pre-Professional Year to have an intermediate level of Classical Ballet, compelling competency in own genre or style, certificate IV level of dance education or equivalent and Australian or New Zealand citizenship or an appropriate residency visa to reside in Australia for the duration of the program (Sydney Dance Company cannot arrange Student Visas).

You are not required to complete full-time training prior to joining the Pre-Professional Year. Dancers selected to join the program demonstrate maturity and the ability to work collaboratively in a co-creative environment. The Pre-Professional Year program allows every dancer to gain the most out of each learning experience and nurture their individual growth.

Pre-Professional Year dancers are a blend of high school leavers, full-time dance students and university graduates. The spectrum of age cultivates respect, mindfulness, maturity and the acceptance of a variety of diverse histories. This both reflects the industry and emulates a company-like environment.

Hours are 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, following the NSW school term dates.

Most days start with technique or conditioning classes ranging from yoga, Pilates and classical ballet to contemporary techniques and improvisation. Working with the core team of educators on a regular basis enables focused learning with attention on biomechanics, self-awareness, inquisitive thinking and technical efficiency.

The second part of the day is dedicated to workshops or choreographic development with both Australian and international guest choreographers and industry specialists.

Each workshop or choreographic development runs for 1-3 weeks. This time allows dancers to increase their technical skills and develop the self-awareness required for a co-creative working space. The focus on collaboration nourishes inclusivity within the group and strengthens the efficacy of the individual.

Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year offers two nationally recognised training qualifications through a specialised curriculum tailored to global industry standards. These qualifications provide dancers with essential tools for a sustainable career in dance.

Pre-Professional Year dancers will complete CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) in the first year of training and CUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance) in the second year. Dancers will also receive Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year Certificate of Graduation.

Sydney Dance Company is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 45863).

Classes include classical ballet, contemporary and biomechanics, yoga, Pilates, repertoire, improvisation, creative task work, mindfulness and resilience, conditioning.

Other areas covered include: funding and project development, performance skills, goal setting, choreographic development, industry research and dance on film.

The Pre-Professional Year program culminates in a production season at a theatre in Sydney, where the Pre-Professional Year dancers perform commissioned works by Australian and international choreographers. Throughout the year informal performances and artist talks will take place in Sydney Dance Company’s black box theatre in Studio 5: the Neilson Studio.

Other performance opportunities may arise where Pre-Professional Year dancers are employed to represent Sydney Dance Company in local and in-house engagements as well as various commissions and public events.

Scholarship opportunities are available by application to those who have accepted the offer to participate in Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year. fee scholarships are made available thanks to generous support provided by private donors. Scholarship applications are means-tested and are assessed by Sydney Dance Company’s Review Panel on a case-by-case basis.

No improvisation experience is required to get into the Pre-Professional Year. Our improvisation workshops are facilitated by guest improvisation artists in an inclusive and process-based learning environment. Improvisation allows dancers of any background to gain better awareness of their practice. It provides tools for extending the physical ability and allows dancers to unleash their unique creative voice.

Improvisation is an integral component of contemporary dance which is used in choreographic processes, open auditions, professional training and warm-up classes.

No, the PPY program integrates technical growth every day. Through classes and workshops, from classical ballet to floorwork and partnering, PPY provides both the challenges and the support required to achieve your personal goals in dance.

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Teaching Staff

Linda Gamblin
Head of Training

Linda Gamblin (nee Ridgway) trained with the Royal Ballet School in London and went on to perform principal roles in ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Onegin, La Fille Mal Gardee and contemporary works Four Last Songs, Transigured Nights, Tivoli, Beauty and the Beast while working with The Australian Ballet, The Royal Ballet London, National Ballet of Portugal and Sydney Dance Company.

Linda has worked with contemporary choreographers such as Michael Clarke, Meryl Tankard and Graeme Murphy and has performed works by Jiri Kylian, Maurice Bejart and Jerome Robbins. Her career has seen her travel extensively throughout the world with highly successful tours to Europe, UK, Asia, USSR and the United States.

In 1989 Linda represented Australia competing in the VI International Ballet Competition at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, winning the Moscow Music Magazine Award for most popular dancer. Linda was also the recipient of Australia’s Young Achievers Award, Arts Category for her dancing (1989).

As well as an extensive professional career as a dancer, Linda is a passionate dance educator. Presently Head of Training at Sydney Dance Company, Linda began to study and teach dance mid-career, gaining a keen interest in the workings of the body. She attained her Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology whilst teaching Pilates in the UK and has since further developed her knowledge with courses and workshops on the muscular and skeletal systems and biomechanics. Together, with continued professional development on mindfulness, mental health, self-care and resilience, this knowledge has become an integral part of Linda’s teaching and coaching practices.

Linda holds the qualifications Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) (CUA60113), Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management (CUA50313), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110), First Aid Certificate and Mental Health First Aid Certificate.

 

Tobiah Booth-Remmers
Course Coordinator Pre-Professional Year

Headshot of Tobiah Booth-Remmers

Tobiah Booth-Remmers is a freelance dance producer, creator, performer, teacher and facilitator from Adelaide, Australia. Since graduating from the Adelaide College of the Arts’ Bachelor of Dance Performance course in 2009 Tobiah has worked with a wide range of Australian and international artists, companies and studios.

Most notably he has worked with Branch Nebula, Brink Productions, Larissa McGowan, Lina Limosani, Gabrielle Nankivell, Garry Stewart, Paul Gazzola and Paulo Castro among many others. Tobiah has performed in major arts festivals including the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Aus), Adelaide Festival of the Arts (Aus), Brisbane Festival (Aus),
WOMAD (Aus), Dance Massive (Aus), Dublin Dance Festival (Ire) and has performed at the Barbican Centre, London.

Along with his performance work Tobiah is also a prolific creator and teacher. His work extends from large scale curated warehouse dance festivals through to solo movement, text and imagery pieces, and often centers around humanity and how we interact with ourselves and each other.

He has choreographed many short works for a variety of commissions and programs as well as training institutions including three full length works with his Adelaide based performance collective; The Human Arts Movement. Tobiah has created short works and lectured in dance at Adelaide College of the Arts, LINK Dance Company, Queensland University of Technology, Transit Dance and Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year.

Tobiah also maintains a strong international presence as a dance practitioner and pedagogue. He regularly returns to Europe for residencies, performances and teaching after previously living in Brussels for two years. His performance work has been developed and presented in Bulgaria, Brussels, Sweden and Greece. Tobiah has taught
workshops on his own creative and movement practice in Belgium, Israel, France, Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Greece and Bulgaria.

In 2022 Tobiah was the Associate Artist at Australian Dance Theatre. As part of this program the company supported him with a year long residency and resources to produce a new full length experimental work.

As a regular guest teacher and choreographer with Pre- Professional Year since 2015, Tobiah joined Sydney Dance Company as PPY Course Coordinator in 2023.

 

Juliette Barton
Training Associate

Juliette Barton is an industry specialist in contemporary dance and related physical practices. With a performance career spanning over
20 years, she has worked with an extensive array of choreographers
including Rafael Bonachela, Alexander Ekman, Jacopo Godani,
Emanuel Gat, Russell Maliphant, Andonis Foniadakis, Gideon Obarzanek, Gabrielle Nankivell, Adam Linder and Keneth Kvanstrom. Juliette was a Company dancer at Sydney Dance Company for 12 years, with her final performance in 2021.

Throughout her career, Juliette has performed to critical acclaim across Australia and the globe including in New York, London,
Germany, France, Russia, China, Korea, Columbia, Brazil, and Chile.
As a choreographer, Juliette has created solo works for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed 2014 season, and the Art Gallery NSW Archie Plus program in 2020. As a contemporary dance teacher and coach, Juliette has taught extensively across Australia to professional companies including Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move and Bangarra Dance Theatre as well as high calibre training institutions including WAAPA, VCA, Transit Dance, National College of Dance, and across all of Sydney Dance Company’s advanced training programs including the Pre-Professional Year (PPY), Professional Intensives, Youth Ensemble and Sydney Dance Company’s Public Dance program.

Most recently Juliette acted in the role of Rehearsal Associate at Sydney Dance Company during the Company’s rehearsal and performance of Ohad Naharin’s Decadance and is currently in the role of Training Associate facilitating and overseeing the training of the Pre-Professional Year dancers.

Juliette holds a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

 

Alexandria Panetta
Learning Associate

Alexandria Panetta (Lexy) is a Sydney-based artist, choreographer and academic with a strong interest in dance performance, improvisation, writing and film.

She has completed a Bachelor of Arts, BA Dance and BA Education, BA Arts and Social Sciences, Honours in Dance Studies at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

In 2022, Lexy received a competitive research scholarship to complete a Master of Philosophy (MPhil in Creative Practice) at UNSW. Her thesis ‘Enacting (Re)Actions: Affect Theory and Embodied Resonance in Improvisational Contemporary Dance and Compositional Pedagogy’ contributes to the educational sphere in NSW and Australia and analyses the core of improvisation; supporting the creative value and potential of choreographic development through improvisational skills.

Lexy works as a passionate academic in both dance and education faculties at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) and continues her aspirations as a dance researcher, incorporating theory, philosophy and practice in her written work.
Lexy has been a long-standing tutor and collaborator for The Arts Unit (Department of Education) working in their programs and ensembles.

As the Learning Associate for the Sydney Dance Company, Lexy offers her insights and perspective in educational approaches to dance and creativity. She is passionate about the alignment and application of
valued industry skillsets to training and education. Lexy creates and delivers academic resources and content to the Pre-Professional Year.

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2024

Class of 2024

Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year 1 cohort standing in a group with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.

PPY1

Mahalia Adamson
Shoshana Auerbach
Izzi Becvarik
Aleisha Brown
Edie Burgess
Astrid Cahill
Alice Collins
Meg Connolly
Nala Davies
Lily Dowley
Zoe Frazer
Grace Fuz
Rose Giunta
Michiko Kogagawa
Lucinda Miller
Soraya Moncelet
Sofia Montano
Poppy Nowlan
Ines Omodiagbe
Amalia Scherf
Lucy Sheffield
James Snashall
Daniella Sywak
Emma Taoho
Eloise Watts
Charlotte Whelan
Jera Wynyard-Byrnes

Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year 2 cohort standing in a group with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.

PPY2
Matilda Backus
Phoebe Bayley
Santi Barker
Vivienne Clements-Lee
Julien Cravero
Lauren Davidson
Vincent Garcia
Jessi Hough
Joseph Ipsaro-Passione
Zoe Jewell
Arabella Kiefer
Olivia Kirkman
Isobella Laidlaw
Ellie Lovison
Alex Lusty
Charlie MacArthur
Evie Morwood
Ayesha Peerbaye
Hannah Roberts
Amelia Russel
Roxie Syron
Maggie Teasdale
Mekaila Trippis
Georgia Vincent
Ariana Wolf

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2023

Class of 2023

The PPY1 Class of 2023

PPY1

Matilda Backus
Santi Barker
Vivienne Clements-Lee
Julien Cravero
Lauren Davidson
Emma Duffy
Vincent Garcia
Joseph Ipsaro-Passione
Zoe Jewell
Arabella Kiefer
Eva Kolak
Isobella Laidlaw
Ellie Lovison
Alexandra Lusty
Charlie MacArthur
Ella Marshall
Evie Morwood
Maya Munro
Ayesha Peerbaye
Hannah Roberts
Amelia Russell
Roxie Syron
Olivia Talevski
Maggie Teasdale
Jye Thompson
Georgia Vincent
Chloe Warwick-Smith
Eva Wells
Ariana Wolf

 

The PPY2 Class of 2023

PPY2
Jannah Allen
Wareya Anuyahong
Paige Carr
Lily Cole
Alisha Douglass
Thomas Evans
Tayla Gartner
Mia Hamilton
Stephanie Hedley
Luella Hogan
Hannah Joseph
Annaliese Macdonald
Lucinda Mann
Layla Meadows
Maya Miller
Lou Lou Mitsis
Zoe O’Bryan
Angus Onley
Sam Osborn
Xanthe Pheeney
Eva Puata
Sabine Roberts
Scout Robinson Gale
Alani Siswoyo
Keisha Sunderland
Laura Taylor
Cameron Turner
Arlie Williams
Ally Young
Rebekah Kennedy

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2022

Class of 2022

PPY1
Alani Siswoyo
Alisha Douglass
Ally Young
Angus Onley
Cameron Turner
Chloe White
Cleopatra Pryce
Eliza Flowers
Eva Puata
Hannah Joseph
Heidi Monahan
Holly Fleming
Jannah Allen
Keisha Sutherland
Laura Taylor
Layla Meadows
Lily Cole
Lou Lou Mitsis
Lucinda Mann
Maya Miller
Mia Hamilton
Paige Carr
Rebekah Kennedy
Sabine Roberts
Sam Osborn
Scout Robinson-Gale
Sherylee Campbell
Stephanie Lykissas
Tayla Gartner
Thomas Evans
Wareya Anuyahong
Xanthe Pheeney
Arlie Williams

PPY2
April Stubbs
Sarah Rose
Audrey Goth-Towney
Avalon Ormiston
Carmelita Buay
Charisse Timermanis
Chloe Geary
Cosima Ivy Thorne Torres-Sturt
Emma Lane
Emma Langfield
Bella Ciappara
Josie Cullen
Juliet Collard
Koko Mukai
Lillian Fern
Lucy Tobin
Lucy Angel
Lucinda Young
Luella Hogan
Mairi Armour
Mia Polinelli
Pip Keogh
Ronan Armstrong
Rory Neville
Sarah Peressini
Shontaya Smedley
Sofia Chavez-Hyde
Sophia Fell
Stefani Lois

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2021

Class of 2021

PPY1
Lucy Angel
Ronan Armstrong
Ruby Brazzalotto
Carmelita Buay
Sofia Chavez Hyde
Isabella Ciappara
Lillian Fearn
Sophia Fell
Amy Gallery
Maci-Grace Johnson
Jonah Johnston
Phillipa Keogh
Stefani Lois
Summer McGee
Gavin Mills
Koko Mukai
Mia Polinelli
Erin Shackcloth
Katie Shawsmith
Shontaya Smedley
April Stubbs
Charisse Timermanis
Lucy Tobin
Jessica Vongphachan
Rory Warne
Luci Young

PPY2
Jackson Biala
Lily Boston
Sophie Carathanassis
Amy Clisby
Josie Cullen
Nicholas Currie Inns
Lachlan Doherty
Sarah Edwards
Saskia Ellis
Jackson Fisch
Tajuddin Hennessy
Juliet Hoeberigs
Morgan Hurrell
Sophie Jones
Taiga Kita-Leong
Amber Lynch
Siobhan Lynch
Archie Mclean
Jada Narkle
Texas Nixon-Kain
Avalon Ormiston
Hugo Poulet
Sophie Roberts
Christiana Stewart
Isobel Turner
Niki Verrall
Zoe White
Coco Wood
Emily Wray

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2020

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year dancers continued their studies remotely during the period of restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Class of 2020

Amber Todd, Narraweena, NSW
Archie Mclean, Melbourne, VIC
Claudia Debenham, Christchurch, NZ
Coco Wood, Ballarat, VIC
Elise Turco, Sydney, NSW
Emily Eather, Nundle, NSW
Emily McMahon, Adelaide, SA
Hugo Poulet, Bundeena, NSW
Isobel Turner, Gladesville, NSW
Jackson Biala, Stanhope Gardens, NSW
Jada Narkle, Perth, WA
Juliet Hoeberigs, Sydney, NSW
Lauren Rutherford, Perth, WA
Lily Boston, Minyon Falls, NSW
Lily Caswell, Gold Coast, QLD
Maddison Paluch, Rooty Hill, NSW
Maycie Spry, Perth, WA
Mia Corfield, Perth, WA
Mia-Clare Cox, Cedar Grove, QLD
Niki Verrall, Sydney, NSW
Patricia Hayes Cavanagh, Canberra, ACT
Remy Rochester, Sydney, NSW
Sabine Crompton-Ward, Hobart, TAS
Saskia Ellis, Woonona, NSW
Sebastian Vidot, Perth, WA
Sophie Carathanassis, Newcastle, NSW
Sophie Jones, Yamba, NSW
Taiga Kita-Leong, Banksia, NSW

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2019

Class of 2019

Class of 2019
Amy Jordan, Bulli, NSW
Annalise Malachowski, Castle Hill, NSW
Claudia Willimann, Christchurch, NZ
Emma-Jane Tuck, Sydney, NSW
Gabriela Planck, Black Rock, VIC
Holli Di Nardo, Carindale, QLD
Imogen Chen, Rockhampton, QLD
Isaac Clark, Armidale, NSW
Jessica Tonkin, Townsville, QLD/Canberra, ACT
Lauren Rutherford Perth, WA
Lillian Grant, Canberra, ACT
Maddison Weiley, Wallsend, NSW
Mia Corfield, Perth, WA
Nikki Rossendell, Canberra, ACT
Olivia Hadley, Gold Coast, QLD
Opal Russell, Kiama, NSW
Patricia Hayes Cavanagh, Canberra, ACT
Reina Takeuchi, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Remy Rochester, Lane Cove, NSW
Sabine Crompton-Ward, South Hobart, TAS
Sebastian Vidot, Perth, WA
Shalani Wood, Torrensville, SA
Siobhan Lynch, Sydney, NSW
Soleil Harvey, Brisbane, QLD
Telea Jensen, Toowoomba, QLD
Lara Beverley, Newcastle, NSW

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2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Georgia Adelt, Brisbane QLD
Trae Allen, Moree NSW
Georgie Bailey, Airlie Beach, North QLD
Alexander Borg, Sydney, NSW
Nicholas Caldwell, Orange, NSW
Isaac Clark, Armidale, NSW
Brielle De Thomasis, Mackay, QLD
Holli Di Nardo, Brisbane, QLD
Eugenie English, Geelong, VIC
Lillian Grant, Canberra, ACT
Katya Gray, Freshwater NSW
Mia Gruzin, Sydney, NSW
Pia Hagberg, Sydney, NSW
Charlotte Hoppe-Smith, Clovelly, NSW
Jacinta Janik, Bonny Hills, NSW
Austin Kelly, Toowoomba, QLD
Brianna Leary, Wellington, NZ
Madeline Maxwell, Avalon Beach, NSW
Bridget McAllister, Mackay, QLD
Sarah McCarthy, Toowoomba, QLD
Keia Mcgrady, Ipswich, QLD
Taylor Seymour, Toowoomba, QLD
Brianna Shahin, Menai, NSW
Georgia Taylor, Sydney, NSW
Celine Tricarcio, Berwich, VIC
Taite Williams, Sydney, NSW

Our Pre-Professional Year 2018 dancers performed in Narrabeen, a film by acclaimed choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey. Watch the film here.

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2017

Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Claire Abaijah-Griffin, QLD
Scarlett Atkins, QLD
Georgie Bailey, QLD
Jasmine Bard, NSW
Lana Barone, SA
Alexander Borg, NSW
Brad Carter, NZ
Brielle De Thomasis, QLD
Francesca Fenton, NSW
Marni Green, NSW
Beatrice Jackson, SA
Jessica Johns, NZ
Ashley Joppich, QLD
Cody Lavery, QLD
Gabrielle Martin, TAS
Aaron Matheson, NSW
Alex Mencinsky, NSW
Mason Peronchik, NSW
Harry Pohl, VIC
Rebecca Sawyer, NSW
Lilly Smith, QLD
Cooper Terry, SA
Laura Vlasic, QLD
Ashley Walsh, NSW
Cassidy Waters, NSW
Chloe Young, QLD

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2016

Class of 2016

Class of 2016

Bridgette Blake, Vic
Isabella Bonanno, NSW
Maxine Carlisle, NSW
Izzac Carroll, NSW
Jasmine Clement, Qld
Eliza Cooper, NSW
Courteney Cox, SA
Aidan Daley, NSW
Hannah Evans, NSW
Jessica Failli, Vic
Alexandra Graham, NSW
Emma Grill, NSW
Amber Jackson, NSW
Hayley Kelly, NT
Emalyn Knight, QLD
Jasmin Lancaster, NSW
Cody Lavery, QLD
Shayarne Matheson, QLD
Lisa McLaughlan,NZ
Alex Mencinsky, NSW
Emily Molnar, SA
Mikayla Nangle, NSW
Isabella De Santis, NSW
Cooper Terry, SA
Montana Tomkyns, Qld
Strickland Young, NZ

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2015

Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Noah Beck, Subiaco, WA
Angela Walker, Taree, NSW
Christen Patinyotis, Essendon, VIC
Daniel Russell, Umina, NSW
Emma Moran, Avalon Beach, NSW
Isaac Di Natale, Essendon, VIC
Isabella Ostermann, Newcastle, NSW
Jason Fuchs, Kingsford, NSW
Jocelyn Ballantyne, Carlton North, VIC
Josephine Weise, Harvey Bay, QLD
Kate Arber, Toodyay, WA
Kelsey Smith, Newcastle, NSW
Kristina Wallbank-Hutton, Dulwich Hill, NSW
Laura Wood, Bellbowrie, QLD
Leah Marojevic, St. Ives, NSW
Luke Mangraviti, Dee Why, NSW
Maxime Hexter, Carlton North, VIC
Nicholas Tredrea, Auckland, New Zealand
Olivia Kingston, Uki, NSW
Olympia Kotopoulos, Randwick, NSW
Phillipa Mills, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sam Young-Wright, Wanniassa, ACT
Stephanie Fernandez, Castle Hill, NSW
Tara Gower, Monash, ACT
Zachary Lopez, Kallangur, QLD

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2014

Class of 2014

Class of 2014

Angela Walker, Taree, NSW
Christen Patinyotis, Essendon, VIC
Daniel Russell, Umina, NSW
Emma Moran, Avalon Beach, NSW
Isaac Di Natale, Essendon, VIC
Isabella Ostermann, Newcastle, NSW
Jason Fuchs, Kingsford, NSW
Jocelyn Ballantyne, Carlton North, VIC
Josephine Weise, Harvey Bay, QLD
Kate Arber, Toodyay, WA
Kelsey Smith, Newcastle, NSW
Kristina Wallbank-Hutton, Dulwich Hill, NSW
Laura Wood, Bellbowrie, QLD
Leah Marojevic, St. Ives, NSW
Luke Mangraviti, Dee Why, NSW
Maxime Hexter, Carlton North, VIC
Nicholas Tredrea, Auckland, New Zealand
Olivia Kingston, Uki, NSW
Olympia Kotopoulos, Randwick, NSW
Phillipa Mills, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sam Young-Wright, Wanniassa, ACT
Stephanie Fernandez, Castle Hill, NSW
Tara Gower, Monash, ACT
Zachary Lopez, Kallangur, QLD