422: Sydney Eisteddfod Robert & Elizabeth Albert JUNIOR CLASSICAL BALLET SCHOLARSHIP (14 & 15 Years)

Final Saturday 20 July

Venue: Shore School - Smith Auditorium

Event Ages: 14 to 15 Years

Event Type: Solo

Sponsored by
Robert Albert AO & Libby Albert

Status: Completed

Heats: All entrants present a classical ballet solo before an audience. Time limit up to 3 minutes.

Adjudicators' reports will be written for the classical solos only. No marks will be given on these reports.

Semi-Final: Up to one third will be selected for a Master Class. Semi-Finalists will be required to produce proof of age before they are allowed to compete (e.g. birth certificate or a passport). They should also bring with them a 200-word biography (in paragraph format) and an outline of proposed course of study. They must also indicate if they wish to be considered for one of the two Scholarships from the Australian Ballet School.

The Australian Ballet School may, at its discretion, offer up to two Scholarships covering tuition and academic costs for one year to finalists who nominate to study at The ABS in 2020.

Final: Eight Finalists will be chosen from the Master Class to present two routines: (a) classical ballet solo from the heat AND (b) free contrasting routine. Time limit up to 3 minutes each. BOTH ITEMS may be REPEATS. Please refer to Item 7 under the Dance Category Rules & Conditions. 

BOTH ITEMS may be REPEATS. Please refer to Item 7 under the Dance Category Rules & Conditions.

1. Previous winners not eligible.
2. Dress code for the Master Class:
* Ladies: Leotard with pink tights and flat ballet shoes with elastics (no ribbons). Please bring your Pointe Shoes for this Master Class (Semi-Final).
* Gentlemen: Any coloured tights, white leotard or singlet top, white socks and black or white shoes. Unitards of one colour NOT ALLOWED.
NOTE: Entrants not following this dress code may be disqualified.
3. The Scholarship must be taken up within two years from the date of winning and be completed within two years thereafter or be forfeited.

Total Prize Value $11,500

Winner: Total Value $7,000 ($1,000 cash, plus a Scholarship of $6,000 over four equal quarterly instalments, upon application, subject to proof of continued tuition).
2nd: $1,500.
Finalists (excluding place-getters): $500 each.

  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
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Levels in this Event

Semi Final - Master Class - Closed to public 19/7/19 The Dance Spot
Heats 18/7/19 Shore School - Smith Auditorium
Final 20/7/19 Shore School - Smith Auditorium

Winner ~ 7 Paige Ristevski (Highton, VIC)
2nd ~ 13 Jackson Smith-Leishman (Gold Coast, QLD)

Finalist + Winner - Australian Ballet School Scholarship ~ 47 Charlie Young (Wyrallah)
Finalist + Winner - Australian Ballet School Scholarship ~ 65 Charlotte Chivers (Canadian, VIC)

Finalist ~ 22 Molly Bell (Eleebana)
Finalist ~ 37 Jeannie Mok (Stafford Heights, QLD)
Finalist ~ 49 Madeline Flood (Hornsby Heights)
Finalist ~ 60 Mia Zanardo (Sylvania)

Semi-Finalist ~ 1 Ella Rose Churchill (Hamilton)
Semi-Finalist ~ 16 Jacqueline Mi (Franklin, ACT)
Semi-Finalist ~ 31 Yeonwoo Kim (Cherrybrook)
Semi-Finalist ~ 36 Sienna Micallef (Ashfield)
Semi-Finalist ~ 38 Dayla Bowman (Cammeray)
Semi-Finalist ~ 41 Lauren Young (Neutral Bay)
Semi-Finalist ~ 53 Eliza Hickey (Coorparoo, QLD)
Semi-Finalist ~ 56 Arielle Taylor (East Maitland)
Semi-Finalist ~ 62 Ned Manning-Lourey (Newcastle)
Semi-Finalist ~ 67 Troy Marshall (Kahibah)
Semi-Finalist ~ 68 Lucy Cozens (Newcastle)
Semi-Finalist ~ 72 Eva Thomas (Toorak, VIC)
Semi-Finalist ~ 73 Jordan Sawtell (Thornleigh)
Semi-Finalist ~ 76 Morganne Speirs (Elanora Heights)

These results are believed to be correct at the time of posting. Any error or omission is regretted. Circumstances may require alteration to this list without notice.