Cameron Holmes, Second Scholarship Winner in the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Sydney Eisteddfod is proud to announce that Cameron Holmes, Second Scholarship Winner in The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship 2017, has been accepted into The Australian Ballet Company as a dancer in the corps de ballet.
After performing as an extra in the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Storytime Production, Cameron was lucky enough to be offered a full-time contract with the company.
“I was over the moon with joy and excitement, but also in absolute shock! To perform with The Australian Ballet Company has been a dream of mine for a very long time” Cameron said.
Wasting no time Cameron has leapt straight into training, working on the Company’s upcoming production Murphy, a contemporary work celebrating the 50-year career of premier choreographer, Graeme Murphy.
“It has been a busy first few days working with the company, the biggest challenge is the change in workload, the hours are a lot longer than being at ballet school and of course living away from home is going to take some getting used to, but I feel very privileged to be working on Murphy for my first production” Cameron said.
Going from strength to strength, Cameron will also be performing in the company’s production of Spartacus at the end of the year, a performance he says wouldn’t have been possible without his experience at Sydney Eisteddfod.
“During my time at Sydney Eisteddfod I learnt how to manage my nerves and give my best performance and receiving runner up at the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship Finals gave me great exposure to pursue my ballet career” Cameron said.
Sydney Eisteddfod is incredibly proud of Cameron’s achievements and cannot wait to hear about all the incredible things to come for this talented dancer.