Sydney Eisteddfod extends their sincere congratulations to Hyo Shimizu, outright winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship in 2019!
Hyo performed an outstanding rendition of Slave Variation, Act 2 from Le Corsaire for his classical variation and for his contemporary variation solo, a self choreographed piece, The Family Tree.
Hyo was awarded a $15,000 scholarship and $3,000 cash - generously sponsored by The Estate of the Late Mr Leslie Andrews.
Grace Carroll came in second, receiving the second scholarship for best dancer of the opposite sex with her beautiful performance of Aurora's Variation, Act 1 from The Sleeping Beauty and contemporary piece, Transcendence.
Grace was awarded a $10,000 scholarship and $2,000 cash, sponsored by Mary Zuber in memory of the late Mrs Judith Greenep & The Scott Family as well as the Tanya Pearson Artistry Award.
Sydney Eisteddfod applauds the remaining finalists, Austen McDonald (Pennant Hills), Jordan Micallef (Ashfield), Lincoln Sharp (Darlington) Lily Minchenko (Southbank, VIC), Ruby Cross (Biggera Waters, QLD) and Charlie Dashwood (Hampton, VIC), who was also awarded The Australian Conservatoire Performance Award.
From nearly 140 entrants, making it to perform in the Final is an incredible achievement and only those with exceptional training and skill to progress to this stage.
Sydney Eisteddfod wishes Hyo, Grace and all the finalists the best as they continue to pursue their dreams. The Eisteddfod hopes that the Ballet Scholarship experience equips the dancers with the resources, confidence and feedback to achieve success.