Engage: Pre-Professional Year

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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

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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

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Where are they now, Class of 2014 Pre-Professional Year

07 August 2015

We are extremely proud of the first graduating class of our Pre-Professional Year 2014. Many dancers are currently pursuing opportunities to explore their own independent artistic ideas and collaborations. Some dancers are following pathways into companies and other productions: Sam Young-Wright, Sydney Dance Company Sam joined… Read more

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Working with Iratxe Ansa

13 May 2015

Student Viola Iida reflects on her time working with Iratxe Ansa in Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year: After an incredible first term and a relaxing dance-free holiday, I clearly did not know what I was in for in term two! The super energetic Iratxe Ansa and her… Read more

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My first term in the Pre-Professional Year

25 March 2015

Student Mana Ogawa reflects on her favourite thing about Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year so far: As a student who has majored in Classical ballet over the past few years, I had never done much yoga before. When I found out there were daily classes… Read more

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Thomas Bradley on Working with our Pre-Professional Year

20 March 2015

Our 2015 Pre-Professional Year recently spent a two week intensive with former Sydney Dance Company dancer Thomas Bradley. Here, Thomas recaps on his improvisation process that he passed on to students: During my time with the Pre-Professional Year students, I was interested in developing a… Read more

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Our Class of 2014 Pre-Professional Year

10 October 2014

Our Class of 2014 Pre-Professional Year share their moments of inspiration and revelation with you ahead of their graduation performance PPY14 Revealed. #SDCPPY14 View the gallery and a special message from our students below.  Photos by Peter Greig.

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GALLERY: Pre-Professionals in Rehearsal for PPY14 Revealed

26 September 2014

Our Pre-Professionals have been busy preparing for their graduation performance PPY14 Revealed showing on 13 October at Sydney Theatre. Here’s a photo gallery of them working with Craig Bary and Kristina Chan on Tanja Liedtke’s To My Suite, first created on Kristina and Craig 12 years ago.PPY14 Revealed includes… Read more

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Behind the Scenes: Pre-Professional Year Photo Shoot

27 June 2014

Our Pre-Professional Year had some fun in our workshop room earlier this week, working with our resident multi-media artist Peter Greig on a special photo shoot. VIEW the gallery below. Thanks to Pre-Professional Year student Phillipa Mills for taking these special pics! For more information… Read more

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My time in the Pre-Professional Year so far

20 June 2014

I didn’t hesitate to say ‘yes’ to Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year when Course Director Linda Gamblin offered me a place on the phone. Since 16, Sydney Dance Company has been an inspiration for me throughout my dance training.  Taking up the position was some what intimidating as… Read more