Engage: Blog

Nude Live

#2: Nude Live (2017)

14 February 2019

Nude Live was a game-changing collaboration between Sydney Dance Company and the Art Gallery NSW, in which the dancers bared their bodies (and their souls) to respond to paintings, sculptures and photographs of nudes through the ages. Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela remembers, “When Justin Paton, the… Read more


Meet new Company dancer Liam Green

13 February 2019

At 15, Liam was accepted into the Advanced Diploma of Dance at West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), being the youngest to enter into the program. He has trained with Dynamic Performing Arts and The Graduate College of Dance, and was a member of the Corps… Read more

Narnia 1973

#1: NARNIA (1973)

07 February 2019

In 1973 Sydney Dance Company, then called The Dance Company, were a young company with uncontainable ambitions. Choreographer and dancer Chrissie Koltai remembers creating Narnia for the Sydney Opera House’s opening season, a mini-masterpiece acclaimed for its trailblazing music and sets, and dancers “coolly radiating… Read more

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Dance Australia’s Critics’ Choice Survey 2018

07 February 2019

Dance Australia asked key dance critics from around the country to nominate their top picks for 2018. A massive congratulations to everyone for their incredible achievements. Here are the 2018 Sydney Dance Company mentions: Best new work “Antony Hamilton’s Forever & Ever for Sydney Dance Company – a wild ride from pure postmodern… Read more

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Meet new Company dancer Luke Hayward

04 February 2019

Originally from Alice Springs, and recently returned from Russia where he danced with the Balet Moskva as a soloist, new Company dancer Luke Hayward shares his dance inspiration and what he’s most looking forward to this year. Q. What attracted you to joining Sydney Dance… Read more

Alex Borg

Meet new Company dancer Alex Borg

25 January 2019

A fresh graduate from Pre-Professional Year 2018, Alex Borg joins Sydney Dance Company this year as our newest Trainee. We spoke to him on how he started his dance journey, what inspires him and what he’s most looking forward to at the Company. Q. How old were… Read more

2019 Company Dancers

2019 New Dancers

14 January 2019

In 2019 Sydney Dance Company is excited to welcome six new dancers who will be joining the Company and gracing the stage this year! Australian dancer Mia Thompson is joining Sydney Dance Company after performing as a First Artist at The Scottish Ballet for 3… Read more

Emmanuel O'Kane

Kidz Blog with Emmanuel O’Kane

08 January 2019

Thirteen-year-old Emmanuel O’Kane dreams of becoming a ballet dancer when he grows up. He recently travelled down from the Blue Mountains to attend our Contemporary & Lyrical Extended Workshop at our Ultimo Studios these summer holidays. We caught up with him to ask what he’s learned in… Read more