Isobelle Dashwood on stage at Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Sydney Eisteddfod takes pleasure in reporting that three of its former prizewinners, Isobelle Dashwood, Montana Rubin and Edward Smith have graduated from The Australian Ballet School into the company. Montana and Isobelle have already made etched their names in chronicles of Sydney Eisteddfod history by winning the Robert & Elizabeth Albert Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship. Montana scored her victory 2011, while Isobelle, who hails from Queensland, followed in 2012.
Two other former Sydney Eisteddfod champions are also joining the company. Jacqueline Clark and Jessica Wood were both regular entrants during their childhood years, before completing their training at The Royal Ballet School. Jacqueline, who after performing with Ballet Ireland, then danced with The Royal Ballet from 2009 to 2015 has joined as a coryphée, while Jessica, who danced with The Australian Ballet from 2009-2011, has rejoined the company.