Justin Zee (former student of JPSD)

Returned home to Paynesville, in late December whilst being on leave from Singapore Ballet Company (SBC) and delivered four classes at JPSD studios. The classes were classical ballet basics and repertoire from ‘Nutcracker’ and ‘Don Quixote’ Ballets. A short contemporary dance piece was taught, one that Justin had performed with SBC.

Lara Bolger

Audition with Melbourne City Ballet for their production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Lara Bolger

Accepted into Melbourne City Ballet School Junior Program 2018

Phoebe Allen

Accepted into TRANSIT DANCE YOUTH PROGRAM 2017

Phoebe Allen

Accepted into TRANSIT DANCE Origins Dance Company 2018

Lara Bolger

Finalist in ENERGETIKS YOUNG DANCER AWARD 2017 (See DanceTrain Magazine Pages 68 & 100).

Lara Bolger

Adjudicator’s Encouragement Award – Great Southern Star Dance Eisteddfod (August 2017)

Pippa Young and Sophie Sewell

Successful audition with Melbourne City Ballet Company. Both performed as ‘Fairies’ in Act 2 of Mid Summer’s Night Dream with the company in Traralgon Theatre on Sunday 13 August 2017.

Lara Bolger, Matilda McInnes, Georgia Steel. Pippa Young

Successful audition with Melbourne City Ballet Company. All four dancers performed as ‘Fairies’ in Act 2 of Mid Summer’s Night Dream with the company in Sale at ESSO Billiton Entertainment Centre on Sunday 26 August.

Archie Wagner

100% for very first classical ballet examination 2017

Lara Bolger

Won Head Judge for ‘Contemporary’ – Courtney Hale – Favourite Dancer Award at HYPED Dance Competition in Bairnsdale on Saturday 25 August.

Matilda McInnes

Won Head Judge for ‘Open Style’ – Mick Stone – Favourite Dancer Award at HYPED Dance Competition in Bairnsdale on Saturday 25 August.

Georgia Steel

100% received for Glenn Wood Tap Examination – Level 4

Lara Bolger

2017 Winner of Contemporary Championship La Trobe Valley Eisteddfod (2nd Student from this Dance School to win with Championship only running for two years from 2016).