Engage: The Company

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Meet new Company dancer Luke Hayward

04 February 2019

Originally from Alice Springs, and recently returned from Russia where he danced with the Balet Moskva as a soloist, new Company dancer Luke Hayward shares his dance inspiration and what he’s most looking forward to this year. Q. What attracted you to joining Sydney Dance… Read more

Alex Borg

Meet new Company dancer Alex Borg

25 January 2019

A fresh graduate from Pre-Professional Year 2018, Alex Borg joins Sydney Dance Company this year as our newest Trainee. We spoke to him on how he started his dance journey, what inspires him and what he’s most looking forward to at the Company. Q. How old were… Read more

2019 Company Dancers

2019 New Dancers

14 January 2019

In 2019 Sydney Dance Company is excited to welcome six new dancers who will be joining the Company and gracing the stage this year! Australian dancer Mia Thompson is joining Sydney Dance Company after performing as a First Artist at The Scottish Ballet for 3… Read more

Rafael Bonachela

Dance Icons Interview with Rafael Bonachela

19 December 2018

Rafael Bonachela: Dancing Down and Under House Choreographer and Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, Rafael Bonachela, employs a profoundly physical movement style as a tool to connect audiences with consequential human themes. His infectious energy and passion for contemporary culture brought Australian dance into… Read more

Katya Gray

Katya Gray: My time in Pre-Professional Year 2018

07 December 2018

In the lead up to PPY18 Revealed – the graduation performance of the Pre-Professional Year class of 2018 – dancer Katya Gray shares what she’s learned throughout the course and the lessons she’ll take away from her time with us. “Coming into Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional… Read more

Bernhard Knauer

Bernhard Knauer reflects on nine years with Sydney Dance Company

04 December 2018

After nine years dancing with Sydney Dance Company, we are bidding a tearful goodbye to Bernhard Knauer, who has announced he’ll be retiring from the stage. Originally from Germany, Bernhard migrated to Australia and joined Sydney Dance Company in January 2010. He holds an impressive list… Read more

New Breed Janessa Dufty

New Breed Choreographer Spotlight: Janessa Dufty

15 November 2018

Sydney Dance Company dancer Janessa Dufty is venturing into the choreographic spotlight for the first time as part of New Breed, our annual showcase of raw talent and fresh ideas from Australian dance creators. Her premiere Telopea is inspired by the Australian waratah and the strength, endurance and beauty of… Read more