Matisse Lewis and Joshua Green

Matisse Lewis and Joshua Green. Photo: WinkiPoP Media

Joshua Green wins The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship 2018


Sydney Eisteddfod extends heartfelt congratulations to Joshua Green, outright winner of The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship for 2018. 

Captivating audiences, Joshua performed Basilio's Variation from Don Quixote, Act 3 for his classical variation and for his contemporary variation performed a self-choreographed contemporary solo entitled To This Day. 

Joshua was awarded $18,000 generously sponsored by the Guillermo Keys-Arenas Dance Trust.

Matisse Lewis  followed close behind being awarded the Second Scholarship for best dancer of the opposite sex with her stunning performance of La Esmeralda's Variation from La Esmeralda, Act 1 and contemporary solo Forced Change.

Matisse was awarded $12,000, generously  sponsored by Mary Zuber in memory of the late Mrs Judith Greenep - a supporter of the art of dance.


2018 Ballet Scholarship with adjudicators

The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship 2018 winners with adjudicators (left to right) David McAllister AM, Margaret Illmann, Damian Smith and Li Cunxin. Photo: WinkiPoP Media

 Sydney Eisteddfod also applauds remaining finalists Shontaya Smedley, Matthew Maxwell, Grace Humphris, Kayla Van den Bogert, Jemima Scott and Tyler Robinson.

It is well known by all that the process to progress through to this Final is incredibly demanding and requires entrants to maintain the highest level of training. All eight finalists demonstrated throughout the Preliminary rounds, Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals that they are exceptional dancers and deserved to be on the stage. 

Sydney Eisteddfod is certain that all Finalists will go on to have hugely successful careers in dance and hopes that through competing in this event, have been equipped with both the resources and experience needed to further this dream.