Engage: Blog

Georgina Evans

Kidz Blog with Georgina Evans

12 July 2018

Eight year old Georgina Evans dreams of becoming a Lyrical dancer and loves grooving to P!ink. We caught up with her during lunch break while she was at the Ages 8 – 9 Contemporary and Lyrical Holiday Workshop at the Wharf to talk about her… Read more

Kate Grima Farrell

Kate Grima-Farrell: Life as a Sydney Dance Company Teaching Artist

04 July 2018

Our Teaching Artists are a vital part of Sydney Dance Company. Every year, they tour regional Australia to bring dance to communities and schools around the country. One of our Teaching Artists, Kate Grima-Farrell, discusses life on the road and teaching ab [intra] repertoire to young people in her… Read more

Holiday workshops

Teachers’ tips for young dancers

27 June 2018

Ahead of our July School Holiday Workshops, we asked four of our teachers to share their tips for budding young dancers venturing onto the dance floor for the first time. Read below for their insights: Anthony Bartley Be ready to learn: Come dressed in something you are… Read more

Eliza Cooper

Discovering the malleability of dance with PPY alumnus Eliza Cooper

22 June 2018

Pre-Professional Year 2016 alumnus Eliza Cooper gives us an illuminating insight into her life as an independent dancer in Sydney, and tells us about the impact of the Pre-Professional Year on her developing dance career: “Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year 2016 was a year of… Read more

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