7 August 2018
Eight of the most promising ballet students have been selected to compete in the final round of the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship on Sunday 26 August 2018 at Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall.
The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship represents one of the most valuable and reputable awards in the southern hemisphere that encourages young dancers in the study of the art of ballet.
The finalists, who made it successfully through the heats, quarter-final and semi-final rounds will be taking to the stage in an effort to claim their share of the $36,000 prize total.
The 2018 Finalists are:
Shontaya Smedley (Rodd Point, NSW)
Matthew Maxwell (Cleveland, QLD)
Grace Humphris (Newcastle, NSW)
Joshua Green (Wollongbar, NSW)
Matisse Lewis (Aspendale, VIC)
Kayla Van den Bogert (Goonellabah, NSW)
Jemima Scott (Auckland, NZ)
Tyler Robinson (Palm Beach, QLD)
The eight Finalists were selected by adjudicators Margaret Ilmann and Damian Smith from 131 entrants from across Australia and New Zealand, aged 16-19 years. David McAllister AM, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, and Li Cunxin, Artistic Director of the Queensland Ballet, will join the adjudication panel from the Final.
This opportunity for emerging ballet talent would not have been possible if it weren’t for the generosity of sponsors, The Guillermo Keys-Arenas Dance Trust, and Mary Zuber in the memory of the late Mrs Judith Greenep.
When: Sunday 26 August 2018, 2,30pm
Where: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
Tickets from $58.20
02 9261 8366
* Sydney Eisteddfod is a not-for-profit organisation that runs one of the most successful competitive performing arts festivals of its type in the world. We have an average of 350 events yearly with competitors coming mostly from NSW/ACT but also from other states and New Zealand.