Engage: Pre-Professional Year

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Company dancer (trainee) Izzac Carroll On Tour in the USA

08 March 2017

From Pre-Professional Year student to Company dancer (trainee), we asked Izzac Carroll to give us the inside scoop on what it’s like to be traveling with Sydney Dance Company for the first time: 1. Tell us a bit about your journey from Pre-Professional Year to Company… Read more

PPY Dancer Laura Vlasic

Pre-Professional Year: Working with Ayman Harper

03 March 2017

“We were privileged to have Ayman Harper as our guest teacher last week. Having worked closely with William Forsythe, Ayman focused on lines and the deconstruction of the foundation of classical movement. We explored repertoire from William Forsythe’s Enemy in the Figure which was both incredible… Read more

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Pre-Professional Year 2017 so far…

17 February 2017

Our  Pre-Professional Year are just wrapping up three weeks of their studies, here’s some insights from the students on what they’ve learned so far: “If I could sum up it up in one word it would be AUTHENTIC. Authenticity in our turnout, authenticity in our improvisation and… Read more

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Pre-Professional Year 2017: Week 1 with Marni Green

03 February 2017

They’ve only just begun, but as week 1 of our Pre-Professional Year course comes to an end, student dancer Marni Green gave us an insight into her experience so far: ‘I would never have thought that after only one week of PPY, that my mind would have… Read more

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Pre-Professional Year 2017 Auditions

18 July 2016

Applications to audition for our 2017 Pre-Professional Year course are officially open. This one year intensive provides a unique opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to attend a nationally accredited course with one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies. Led by Course Director Linda Gamblin, the Pre-Professional program is… Read more

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Allie Graham: My First Term in the Pre-Professional Year

11 March 2016

The Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year course is giving me the opportunity to develop and extend my personal style of movement, refine my technical skills, deepen my understanding of the body and challenge the possibilities of movement. Linda Gamblin and Shane Carroll have made me… Read more

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Pre-Professional Year Class of 2016

09 December 2015

We are thrilled to announce the 24 aspiring young Australian and New Zealand dancers selected to take part our Pre-Professional Year program in 2016. Now in its third year, this 12-month intensive provides a unique training experience for aspiring contemporary dancers to train alongside the Sydney Dance… Read more

Daniel Russell

Where are they now: 2014 PPY Student Daniel Russell

12 August 2015

Over two months ago now, I set off on a plane, with New York City as the final destination. I recently completed the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Centre on scholarship.Since I’ve been in New York I’ve been auditioning, and actually landed my very first audition… Read more