Engage: The Company


Sensuality, collective power & belonging: Melanie Lane’s WOOF

28 February 2019

An instant smash-hit when it premiered in New Breed 2017, Melanie Lane‘s WOOF makes a grand return to the stage as part of our 50th Anniversary triple bill this March. Taking inspiration from classical dance, Renaissance art and pop culture, WOOF imagines a future fantasy of a post-human collective spirit. We talked to… Read more

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Meet new Company dancer Riley Fitzgerald

26 February 2019

From basketball and football to professional dancer, new Company dancer Riley Fitzgerald tells us what inspires him and what he’s most looking forward to this year. Q. How old were you when you started dancing? I started dancing at the age of 10 through serendipity. I happened… Read more


New Company dancer Mia Thompson

20 February 2019

After three years performing as a First Artist at the Scottish Ballet, we’re thrilled to have Australian dancer Mia Thompson joining the Company. Here is a little insight from Mia on what inspires her, what she’s most looking forward to in 2019, and her thoughts on transitioning from… Read more

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Reina Takeuchi: My first week in PPY 2019

19 February 2019

Reina Takeuchi joined Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year (PPY) in 2019. The first week of the program has been filled with intensive learning, granting her a fresh perspective on her own dance practice. Reina gave us some insight into the start of the PPY year: “I had a recurring… Read more


Meet new Company dancer Liam Green

13 February 2019

At 15, Liam was accepted into the Advanced Diploma of Dance at West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), being the youngest to enter into the program. He has trained with Dynamic Performing Arts and The Graduate College of Dance, and was a member of the Corps… Read more

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Dance Australia’s Critics’ Choice Survey 2018

07 February 2019

Dance Australia asked key dance critics from around the country to nominate their top picks for 2018. A massive congratulations to everyone for their incredible achievements. Here are the 2018 Sydney Dance Company mentions: Best new work “Antony Hamilton’s Forever & Ever for Sydney Dance Company – a wild ride from pure postmodern… Read more

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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

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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

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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