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MayJun 2021 – In This Issue

Hello wonderful dancing humans,

I am not sure about you guys but I nearly feel back to my normal dancing self. I have been in Victoria, Queensland and NSW the last couple of months, shooting events and it is so wonderful.

Erin Shackcloth from Virtual School Victoria and Loreto Mandeville Hall.

This issue I was super honoured to be able to cover TOP CLASS Dance which is part of the annual VCE Season of Excellence. Congratulations to the students, teachers and support crew behind each student, as the work presented was truly exceptional. We feature 7 pages on this event alongside our Academic Schools Guide for Dance which includes a comprehensive guide to schools around the country that offer Dance as part of the curriculum.

Joseph Dufty from National College of Dance – 2021 recipient of The RAD Isobel Anderson Award

In this issue we celebrate the Royal Academy of Dance Awards, the Isobel Anderson Awards, including Centennial medalists and the Joan and Monica Halliday Awards as well as the Jacqueline Morland Awards. We also celebrate the incredible achievements of the dancers who competed in the Australian Classical Challenge earlier this year.

I had the privilege of interviewing New Zealand School of Dance graduate who has been with QLD Ballet for the last four years, Mr Mali Comlekci. We talk about his dance journey, training away from home, high school and life as a company artist. Mali is a wonderful example of how staying at school and completing academic studies can lead to a career in a classical company.

We visit Northern College of the Arts and Technology to get an idea of what life is like as a dance student.

Dr. Nerida Matthaei talks about Creative Gen

Katie Godwin, Senior Dance Physiotherapist with Kinetica Physiotherapy gives us stretches for our hips to help with turn-out. Leading Senior Psychologist, Jocelyn Penna from Focus Performance Psychology talks to us about when to recognise ‘A Cry for Help’ in ourselves and others, as well as how to act. The very talented Joanne Maskrey who is a Dance Specialist Physiotherapist with InSync Physiotherapy & Pilates talks about all things lower back.

Janaé Kerr shines as Ariel in Victorian State Ballet’s The Little Mermaid

We have an absolutely stunning pic fest of Victorian State Ballet’s most recent production of The Little Mermaid, both production and auditions photos of the Youth and Professional company. I also had the opportunity to capture Bonnie Curtis Projects production of (un)bound which was super urban and fabulous, very well rehearsed and really interesting concepts and delivery.

This issue we chat with Jemma Gary from Perth Circus and Dance Academy who is new to teaching the Comdance syllabi. We also chat with the super fabulous Anne Gary from North Shore Dance Academy who is celebrating 30 years as a studio owner.

The divine Victorian State Ballet company dancers performing in The Little Mermaid

Next issue I already have a fabulous line-up of images from The Australian Ballet, AICD Victorian and NSW Awards and The Australian Ballet School!!!
Enjoy this issue everyone, and until we chat again in July, keep doing what you love!