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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 Company ensemble and learn the ins and outs of a professional dance career. In addition, the Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year students have the opportunity to work with and learn from a variety of world renowned Australian and international guest choreographers, gaining valuable insight into their unique creative practice.

Dancers from around Australia and New Zealand applied for the Pre-Professional Year 2016 course intake. Following a highly competitive audition process, the final cut comprises 13 dancers from New South Wales, four from Queensland, three from South Australia, two from Victoria and one each from the Northern Territory and New Zealand, all ranging in age from 17 to 21 years

The dancers will begin their studies at Sydney Dance Company’s Walsh Bay studios in February 2016.

Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year Class of 2016
Bridgette Blake, Vic
Isabella Bonanno, NSW
Maxine Carlisle, NSW
Jasmine Clement, Qld
Eliza Cooper, NSW
Courteney Cox, SA
Aidan Daley, NSW
Hannah Evans,  NSW
Jessica Failli, Vic
Gabrielle Galway, Qld
Alexandra Graham, NSW
Emma Grill, NSW
Amber Jackson, NSW
Hayley Kelly, NT
Emalyn Knight, QLD
Jasmin Lancaster, NSW
Cody Lavery, QLD
Shayarne Matheson, QLD
Lisa Mclaughlin,NZ
Alex Mencinsky, NSW
Emily Molnar, SA
Mikayla Nangle, NSW
Cooper Terry, SA
Montana Tomkins, Qld
Isabella De Santis, NSW

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