Engage: With the Studios

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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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Get to know James Deane

17 June 2015

James reveals five things you may not know about him: 1. I was born and raised in Byron Bay on a small hobby farm until I was 18 when I moved out of home to further pursue my dancing career. 2. I love surfing and… Read more

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5 things you never knew about Michael Beirouthy

14 May 2015

5 things you may not know about Hip Hop teacher Michael! I was born with two different coloured eyes. It’s called heterochromia and is found in 1 in 8 million people. My first pet was a kitten called Rico. Rico had two different coloured eyes.… 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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5 things you may not know about Gina!

14 April 2015

Gina Brescianini – Ballet teacher 5 things you may not know about Gina! The first time I fell over on stage in The Australian Ballet was in a giant chicken suit! I used to have nightmares about doing sit ups, actually waking myself doing them… Read more

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April SDC Studios News

10 April 2015

From Mon 20 April, Josh Consandine will be the new teacher for Monday 9.30am Elementary Ballet From Tues 21 April, Paul Knobloch will be the new teacher for Tuesday 9.30am Intermediate Ballet From Sat 2 May, Cathie Goss will be the new teacher for Saturday 10.00am Intermediate Ballet View our ballet timetable here. See you in class! #SDCStudios

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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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5 things you never knew about James Taylor

23 March 2015

5 things you may not know about our Ballet teacher James Taylor! When James was a student at the Royal Ballet School, he won a scholarship to study at the Paris Opera Ballet School. One of his first professional performances was for the Queens 60th… 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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5 things you never knew about Jayden

18 March 2015

5 things you may not know about Hip Hop teacher Jayden! I’m a massive nerd. I’m obsessed with Star Wars & Comic books. I really hate looking at feet – especially dancer’s feet. So when you’re in my class please wear shoes (haha). If I go overseas… Read more