Alexander Borg on stage at Sydney Eisteddfod in 2015. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Sydney Eisteddfod alumni Alexander Borg has joined Sydney Dance Company as their newest trainee in 2019. Alexander made his Sydney Eisteddfod debut in 2010 and saw victory in 2015 Contemporary Dance (16 Years) and 2011 Boys Dance Championship (12-15 Years).
Born in Sydney, Alexander began dancing at the age of seven at Joanne Williamson Dance Academy where he trained for 10 years. He discovered his passion for dance after his very first class. He attended school at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts where he graduated in 2016.
“The feelings when you immerse yourself, create and experience whilst dancing is something out of this world and that’s what I love…being able to perform on stage to an audience is something so magical and special.”
This offer at Sydney Dance Company follows his completion of an Advanced Diploma of Dance through Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional program. Alexander completed two years of full-time training with the Pre-Professional program in 2017 and 2018.
Alexander credits the Pre-Professional program at Sydney Dance Company with shaping the dancer he is today – through focusing on contemporary dance and ballet with skills such as improvisation, Pilates and yoga. His two Pre-Professional years helped him to transform from a dancer to an artist. In his new role as a Trainee with Sydney Dance Company, Alexander is looking forward to being surrounded every day by people who love to do what he loves.
"Sydney Dance Company has been a company I have followed and been inspired by for many years and now to be a dancer in the company is truly surreal. I’m looking forward to growing as an artist, and of course being able to perform on stage nationally and internationally and experience life as a professional working dancer."
During his next chapter at Sydney Dance Company, Alexander hopes to continue to grow as an artist and develop his knowledge of contemporary dance. He is excited to learn from his motivated, determined and driven colleagues every day. Long-term, Alexander hopes to never stop growing and learning. He hopes to continue in his pursuit of contemporary dance, and one day possibly explore opportunities within the musical theatre industry.
Alexander looks back fondly on his Sydney Eisteddfod experiences. He credits the Eisteddfod with acquiring stage experience, exposure to industry professionals and encouraging critiques to improve as a dancer.
“To me, it wasn’t a competition, it was an opportunity to perform to an audience, industry professionals and alongside other incredibly talented young dancers from all across Australia. I am grateful for these opportunities Sydney Eisteddfod had to offer.”
Alexander’s first performance with Sydney Dance Company is Season One Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane in Sydney in March-April 2019.