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ANNOUNCING THE 2022 SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD BALLET SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS!

Published: 18/07/2022 10:00am

Eight of the most promising ballet dancers have been selected to compete in the Final of the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship, held on Sunday 28 August, at the world-renowned Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall. 

Each year, the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship attracts emerging young ballet dancers aged 16-20 from across Australia and New Zealand. This year attracted almost 200 talented dancers making it one of Sydney Eisteddfod’s most significant events.  

The entrants had to undertake the demanding process of competing in the Heats, Quarter-Final and a closed Semi-Final Masterclass held over a few days. The adjudicators faced the difficult task of selecting eight Finalists out of nearly 200 dancers to progress to the Final and compete for the total prize value of $32,000.  

SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE BALLET SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS FOR 2022:

  • 14 Amelia Soh (Neutral Bay) 
  • 112 Noah Cosgriff (Highett, VIC)
  • 114 Joseph Dufty (Gillieston Heights) 
  • 115 LilySophia Dashwood (Hampton, VIC) 
  • 118 Chelsea Potter (Fletcher)
  • 144 Emily Sprout (McDowall, QLD)
  • 156 Tahlia Kirke (Mudgeeraba, QLD)
  • 179 Ben Moss (St Ives)

2022 Reserve Finalists: 

Reserve Finalist 1: 45 Sylas Grimsley (Newcastle)
Reserve Finalist 2: 55 Isabella Crebert (Charlestown) 

 Semi Finalists group

Rounding out our Semi- Finalists were:

S/F ~ 25 Lilliana Eneliko (Brandy Hill)
S/F ~ 47 Ella Schindler (Branxton)
S/F ~ 65 Molly Walker (South Penrith)
S/F ~ 71 Noah Wheatley (Adelaide, SA)
S/F ~ 108 Zai Calliste (Brisbane)
S/F ~ 127 Jarrod McWilliams (Flinders)
S/F ~ 150 Madison Sparkman (Ballarat, VIC)

The accomplished adjudicators, Christian Tátchev and Lisa Pavane selected the eight finalists who displayed impeccable talent and superior technique. 

For the Final event, Li Cunxin AO, Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet and Aurélien Scannella, Artistic Director of the West Australian Ballet, will join the adjudication panel. 

This Scholarship represents one of the most valuable and reputable awards in the southern hemisphere and encourages young ballet dancers to further their studies in the art of ballet. It would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors; The Estate of the Late Leslie Andrews, Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund, Bloch for Dancers and The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet.   

The 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod BALLET Scholarship Final will be held on SUNDAY 28 August, 2:30pm at SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, CONCERT HALL. 

To purchase your tickets to the live performance, click here.  

We are delighted to announce that Sydney Eisteddfod has partnered with The Australian Digital Concert Hall in 2022 and will be live streaming this event. 
 
For Digital Tickets, click here. 

Sydney Eisteddfod wishes the eight finalists the best of luck as they prepare for the Final!