Engage: Blog

Amanda Zawisza

My Week at Professional Intensive: Amanda Zawisza

24 May 2018

Hailing from Detroit, dance student Amanda Zawisza flew down to Sydney for our week-long Professional Intensive training program. Designed for tertiary performing arts students, graduates, and professional dancers, the program teaches participants Company repertoire, choreographic process, and challenging creative tasks such as structured improvisation. We sat down with… Read more

Jacinta Janik cropped

PPY18: Jacinta Janik

18 May 2018

For the first 2 weeks of term 2, we have been focusing on a choreographic development by guest artist Ashley Wright to be performed at our graduation season at Carriageworks in December. Ashley is incorporating elements of physical theatre that bring an extra layer to… Read more

Amba Shepherd

Member Spotlight: Amba Shepherd

16 May 2018

When she’s not dancing in the Studios, you’ll find Amba Shepherd gracing the stages of music festivals across the globe. She’s worked with some of the biggest names in electronic music, including Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren and Hardwell. Amidst her busy touring schedule, we sat down with… Read more

Paris Robinson

Kidz Blog with Paris Robinson

01 May 2018

This month, we sat down with 15-year-old Paris Robinson to chat about her experience at our first week-long Contemporary Intensive during our Autumn School Holiday Workshops. We talked about how she began her dance journey and what she’s done so far in class, including her time learning Sydney… Read more

Chloe Leong in Paris

Chloe Leong: a Paris diary

24 April 2018

Sydney Dance Company recently performed three works – Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris, Cheng Tsung-lung’s Full Moon and Gabrielle Nankivell’s Wildebeest – at the historic Théâtre National de Chaillot. While on tour in Paris, between travel, rehearsals and performing, Company dancer Chloe Leong kept a tour diary for Audrey Journal. Paris, April 11, 2018 The… Read more

Clarissa Dance

Member Spotlight: Clarissa Harrison

10 April 2018

This month, we shine a spotlight on one of our talented members, Clarissa Harrison. Dance has been a huge part of Clarissa’s life for as long as she can remember. She regularly attends our Ballet, Contemporary and Lyrical classes. When she’s not in the Studios,… Read more

Rafael Bonachela ab [intra]

Rafael Bonachela: Purposely Creating Awkward Encounters

04 April 2018

ab [intra] is Rafael Bonachela’s first full scale work since the critically acclaimed 2 One Another and Project Rameau in 2012 and makes its world debut in Sydney this May before touring nationally. We spoke with Rafael about ab [intra] and his creative process. “ab [intra], meaning from… Read more

Joseph Restubog

My Dance Journey with Joseph Restubog

27 March 2018

This month, we profile one of our talented dance class regulars, Joseph Restubog. Joseph began his dance journey at Sydney Dance Company Studios last year with our four and eight week Intro Short Courses. As an opera and stage director, he started dancing as a means to… Read more

Chloe Young

Chloe Young: 2018 Company Trainee

21 March 2018

Pre-Professional Year 2017 graduate Chloe Young joined the Company in 2018 as a Trainee. Chloe’s first challenge was learning repertoire for the South America Tour at the beginning of the year. We chatted with her about her first few months at the Company. How did… Read more