Joshua Jack Price on stage at Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Joshua Price, 2016 runner-up of the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship, added yet another achievement to his name after being awarded a Gold Medal in the 2016 Genée International Ballet Competition at the Sydney Opera House.
The world-renowned competition invites 86 of the best aspiring dancers from around the globe to present two pieces, a Classical Repertoire Variation and a Dancers Own selection to a respected panel of judges. The 2016 panel was made up of David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Joshua wowed the judges with his performance of Le Corsaire Act III, which he performed as his Classical Variation and the contemporary piece The Story of the Shield choreographed by Joseph Aitken, which he also performed in the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship. In addition to the Gold, Joshua was also awarded the Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award.
Maeve Nolan, runner up in The 2016 Wenkart Foundation Senior Ballet Championship (16 & Over) was also awarded the second Gold Medal alongside Joshua. Brayden Gallucci, finalist in the 2015 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship and Talia Fidra, finalist in the 2015 Sydney Eisteddfod Robert & Elizabeth Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship were awarded Silver medals for their performances; and Sydney Alumni Madison Ayton was awarded Bronze.
Sydney Eisteddfod sends heartfelt congratulations to Joshua, Brayden, Maeve, Talia and Madison on these hard-earned achievements. It has been a pleasure to witness these superb young dancers grow and flourish into the performers they are today.