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.
Audition with Melbourne City Ballet for their production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Accepted into Melbourne City Ballet School Junior Program 2018
Accepted into TRANSIT DANCE YOUTH PROGRAM 2017
Accepted into TRANSIT DANCE Origins Dance Company 2018
Finalist in ENERGETIKS YOUNG DANCER AWARD 2017 (See DanceTrain Magazine Pages 68 & 100).
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.
100% for very first classical ballet examination 2017
Won Head Judge for ‘Contemporary’ – Courtney Hale – Favourite Dancer Award at HYPED Dance Competition in Bairnsdale on Saturday 25 August.
Won Head Judge for ‘Open Style’ – Mick Stone – Favourite Dancer Award at HYPED Dance Competition in Bairnsdale on Saturday 25 August.
100% received for Glenn Wood Tap Examination – Level 4
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).