Engage: The Company

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

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

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

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

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