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PPY dancer Lillian Grant on discovering her own movement

20 August 2018

PPY 2018 dancer Lillian Grant shares her insights on collaborating with choreographers and making the choice to continue dancing and learning in PPY for a second year: “I’ve been offered so many resources, people to collaborate with, and chances to know what I prefer and… Read more

Victor Zarallo (left)

Victor Zarallo on his transition from ballet to contemporary dancer

17 August 2018

Company dancer Victor Zarallo (left) has gone through a few new beginnings in his time. Before joining Sydney Dance Company earlier this year, Victor was a Soloist with the Scottish Ballet. Prior to his decade-long ballet career, he was a professional ballroom dancer, awarded Spanish National… Read more

Nelson Earl PPY Graduate

Nelson Earl: PPY Graduate to Helpmann Award Nominee

24 July 2018

Nelson Earl began his dance career with Sydney Dance Company as a Pre-Professional Year (PPY) dancer in 2015. The years since have been filled with tours, awards, and adventurous new ground. Nelson was offered a Traineeship with Sydney Dance Company in the final days of… Read more

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