Alumni Serena Green on stage in the 2009 Sydney Eisteddod Ballet Scholarship. Photo: WinkiPop Media
Sydney Eisteddfod alumni Lucy Green and Serena Green, who coincidently share the same surname despite not being related, have recently returned home from overseas contacts to begin new chapters with the Queensland Ballet in 2017. Both dancers have forged successful careers with international companies and will now bring their wealth of experience back to Australian shores.
Lucy was last seen on the Sydney Eisteddfod stage in 2008, as a finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship. She received high praise from the judges for her Free Variation, which was a contemporary piece she choreographed herself. In that same year she graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and shortly after joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2010.
With the company Lucy performed many notable title roles, including Cinderella, Giselle, Odette from Swan Lake and the allusive Kitri in Don Quixote. She has joined the Queensland Ballet as a Soloist, a well-deserved position for the accomplished dancer.
Originally trained at The McDonald College, Serena Green was awarded the Second Scholarship in the 2009 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship. It was not long after this impressive win that she was accepted into the English National Ballet School in 2010 where she undertook training for two years. Since 2012, she has been living and performing in the Chez Republic with the Balet Narodni Divadlo Brno (Balet NdB).
As a dancer with Balet NdB, Serena has performed in numerous Principal roles including Mythra, Queen of Willis in Giselle, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker and Russian Girl in Balanchine’s Serenade. Her Soloist credits include Swan Lake, La Bayadere, The Nutcracker and Petite Mort. Serena has joined Queensland Ballet as a company dancer.
Sydney Eisteddfod is proud to see past winners continuing to go from strength to strength in their dance careers.