Engage: Blog

New Breed Janessa Dufty

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Janessa Dufty

15 November 2018

Sydney Dance Company dancer Janessa Dufty is venturing into the choreographic spotlight for the first time as part of New Breed, our annual showcase of raw talent and fresh ideas from Australian dance creators. Her premiere Telopea is inspired by the Australian waratah and the strength, endurance and beauty of… Read more

New Breed Holly Doyle

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Holly Doyle

14 November 2018

Sydney Dance Company dancer and choreographer Holly Doyle is one of the four female dance makers taking the helm for this year’s New Breed. Her new work Out, Damned Spot! investigates the ritualised practices of cleansing, driven by a 90s inspired electronic soundtrack by Dane Yates. Ahead of… Read more

New Breed Prue Lang

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Prue Lang

07 November 2018

Prue Lang, one of four extraordinary dance makers showcased in this year’s New Breed, is accoladed as a longtime soloist and choreographer for William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet and as a founding member of Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre. We sat down with her to talk about… Read more

New Breed Katina Olsen

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Katina Olsen

06 November 2018

Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri choreographer and performer Katina Olsen is one of four talented dance makers debuting brand new pieces for this year’s New Breed, our annual showcase of fresh ideas and raw talent from some of Australia’s most exciting choreographers. Her choreographic interests lie in Indigenous cultural dance and story with an interdisciplinary approach… Read more

Make Your Move

Make Your Move: A dance program for everyone

31 October 2018

We’re thrilled to launch our new dance program for adults with mobility restrictions, Make Your Move, as a regular class at our Ultimo Studios. Open to people who want to dance but feel their mobility restriction may currently prevent them from doing so, these classes… Read more


‘Forever & Ever’ costume designer Paula Levis on her creative process

18 October 2018

Collaboration is vital in the creation of a new work, with many people involved; from the dancers to choreographers, lighting designers, composers, and costume designers. Forever & Ever costume designer Paula Levis and choreographer Antony Hamilton have worked together before. Several motifs, shapes and symbols… Read more


Learning to let go in dance with Sofia Chavez-Hyde

08 October 2018

Young dancer Sofia Chavez-Hyde recently participated in our Youth Term classes, a series of contemporary dance classes running throughout the school term for teens and kids to explore their creativity and improvisation skills. She spoke to us about what she learned during class with choreographer and… Read more

matthew carey

Introducing our new Ballet teacher: Matthew Carey

03 October 2018

Our new Ballet teacher Matthew Carey has enjoyed an international career stretching from France to the reaches of Tokyo Disneyland, where he danced in the role of Peter Pan. We sat down with him to chat about his start in Ballet, highlights from his dancing career… Read more