Australia’s most promising ballet students alongside top dance troupes
With the eight most promising ballet students Australia can muster and top dance troupes vying for other awards, this is one of the most popular annual events in the Sydney Eisteddfod calendar.
Sponsored by The Guillermo Keys-Arenas Dance Trust & supplemented by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund, the total prize value exceeds $36,000, often being recognised as the most valuable awards in the southern hemisphere to encourage students in the study of the art of ballet.
The prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarships have been shooting stars into leading ballet companies throughout the world for decades, The Australian Ballet’s Leanne Stojmenov and Adam Bull and The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae among them.
While the ballet finalists delight with their grace, in complete contrast, the wild and wonderful troupes competing in Dance Group Final amaze with seemingly impossible moves and tricks.
Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship Finalists Cameron Holmes (Strathfield), Janae Kerr (Chatswood), Jessi Seymour (Sydney), Isaac Shaw (Nelson Bay), Ashlee Crowe (Donvale, VIC), Emma Dowling (Cheltenham, VIC), Nichola Schapendonk (Mornington, VIC), Tahlia Downey (Camp Hill, QLD)
Adjudicators Prudence Caldwell, Hao Bin & David McAllister AM
Past Finalists include Leanne Stojmenov, Adam Bull, Steven McRae, Alexander Campbell, Harrison Lee and Lania Atkins.
Secondary School Dance Group Finalists Brigidine College (St Ives), North Sydney Girls High School (Crows Nest), Pymble Ladies' College B, Pymble Ladies' College C, NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus (Manly Vale), Mount St Benedict College A (Pennant Hills), St Columba Anglican School (Port Macquarie), Stella Maris College (Manly)
Adjudicators Rebecca Dwyer & Olivia Ansell
Presented by Sydney Eisteddfod