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 Sydney Dance Company for the October season of Louder Than Words in 2014 as a trainee. Sam officially joined the Company in 2015 and performed a feature role in William Forsythe’s Quintett as part of the Frame of Mind season.
Josephine Weise, Sydney Dance Company
Josephine joined Sydney Dance Company on tour as a trainee in mid-2014 for the national tour of 2 One Another during the Pre-Professional Year course. In 2015 she joined Sydney Dance Company for the Frame of Mind and De Novo seasons as a trainee.
Zachary Lopez, Co3
Zachary is a founding member of Perth’s new contemporary dance company, Co3.
Leah Marojevic, Theo Clinkard Dancers
Theo Clinkard saw Leah when he was leading a workshop with the Pre-Professional Year. Leah was offered a contract with Theo and travelled to the UK where she has worked with the Company since 2014.
Sydney Dance Company Associate Artists
Pre-Professional Year graduates of 2014 Laura Wood, Olympia Kotopoulos, Luke Mangraviti, Tara Gower, Daniel Russell and Zachary Lopez were offered Associate Artist positions with Sydney Dance Company. They performed in Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Le Grand Tango choreographed by Rafael Bonachela, Lucas Jervies and Cass Mortimer-Eipper at the Sydney Opera House. In addition, Laura and Luke performed as part of Sydney Festival’s Inside There Falls, a collaboration between Mira Calix and Rafael Bonachela.
Kelsey Smith, Nicholas Tredrea, Maxime Hexter and Emma Moran performed as dancers in AIDA, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Zachary Lopez and Nicholas Tredrea performed in The Magic Flute while Isabella Ostermann performed in Turandot.
Applications for our 2016 Pre-Professional Year close on 13 August.