Engage: The Company

Frame of Mind

Inside Rafael Bonachela’s ‘Frame of Mind’

19 September 2018

First premiering more than three years ago, Rafael Bonachela‘s multi award-winning Frame of Mind gains a new life on stage in our latest, star-studded double bill Forever & Ever alongside a brand new work by Antony Hamilton. A deeply personal piece, Frame of Mind features a contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce Dessner from… Read more


Life on the road with Company dancers Bernhard and Emily

30 August 2018

A Company dancer’s life is certainly a busy one. From rehearsing new repertoire, local performances, to touring around Australia and internationally, there is never a dull moment! We asked Bernhard Knauer who has been dancing and touring with the Company since 2010, and new Company… Read more

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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

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

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