Message from David McAllister AM, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet

Every year young people from around the country test themselves in the multitude of disciplines that make up the Sydney Eisteddfod. For young dancers it is a an amazing opportunity to put the hours of their training and the nurturing by their dance teachers on show in all the various forms of dance that are a part of the program. The Ballet Scholarship has discovered many talented dancers who have gone on to have wonderful careers both at home and abroad and given them in many cases their first opportunity to dance on stage at the world famous Sydney Opera House.

I wish everyone who takes part in this fantastic celebration of young talent a great time showing off their unique and individual ability. While there are prizes to be had, just being a part of this Sydney Eisteddfod will ensure that you will grow and develop in your chosen field. I look forward once again to seeing the culmination on stage of all the passion and hard work shown by Australia’s talented young people in this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod. 

David McAllister AM
Artistic Director 
The Australian Ballet