Joshua Jack Price. Photo credit: San Francisco Ballet School Student performs Helimets' ballet //© Erik Tomasson
Sydney Eisteddfod recently received a message from Joshua Jack Price who after a few terms of study at the San Francisco Ballet School has joined the San Francisco Ballet as an apprentice. With his words bubbling in gleeful prose, Joshua Jack is rightfully proud of this achievement. ‘My acceptance into the company was announced at the end of our annual Student Showcase,’ he wrote, ‘and I’m honoured to be taking the next step.’
In 2011, Joshua Jack travelled from his home in the Northern Rivers and made his debut on Sydney Eisteddfod stages. From a young age, he clearly loved performing, and on this occasion, he surprised himself by coming second in the Boy’s Dance Championship for lads aged 11/u and finishing third in the Classical Ballet.
From then onwards, Joshua Jack made a habit of returning to Sydney during the eisteddfod season, and over this period he collected so many prizes it is impossible to mention them all.
His technique was always impressive, and with his cheeky smile and abounding energy, he had no trouble sharing his love of dance with an audience. His major achievements at Sydney Eisteddfod include winning the Tessa Maunder Encouragement Award for the Most Promising Boy in 2014. The following year, he claimed second place in the prestigious Robert & Elizabeth Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship, and then in 2016, his dream came true when he won the $12,000 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship that is awarded annually to best dancer of the opposite sex to the outright winner.
Joshua Jack e is without doubt, a talented young artist and Sydney Eisteddfod takes pride in applauding his efforts, along with those of the teachers who have trained him so well.