Bianca Scudamore 2014

Bianca Scudamore on stage in the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media

Australian dancer joins the Paris Opera Ballet

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Sydney Eisteddfod takes pleasure in congratulating 17-year-old Queenslander Bianca Scudamore who has etched her name in world ballet history as the first Australian dancer to ever receive a contract with the Paris Opera Ballet.

In 2013, after finishing third in the Junior Section of the Alana Haines Australasian Awards in New Zealand, Bianca made her Sydney Eisteddfod debut as a finalist in the prestigious Robert and Elizabeth Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship. The standard in this competition in this event is always high, and although Bianca did not win, she certainly attracted a lot of attention. 

In 2014, she made her mark in New York by finishing third in the Junior Section of the Youth of America Grand Prix, and after returning to her homeland, she again danced into the final round of the Robert & Elizabeth Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship.  Once again, she missed taking top honours, but with her buoyant jump, perfect turnout and beautiful feet, she established herself as a standout. 

In 2015, after a faultless performance in the Prix de Lausanne, Bianca studied at the Ballet School of the Opéra national de Paris on a scholarship, and joined the world renowned Paris Opera Ballet in 2017. A former student of Janine McGrath at Classical Coaching Australia, Brisbane, Bianca is now poised on the fringe of an international career and Sydney Eisteddfod applauds her efforts and wishes her future success.