Here at the School we are proud of every one of our graduates, and have the utmost admiration for those who continue to learn, grow and give to the art form. We could not have been more proud of our 2013 graduate and Dux Callum Linnane, who was recently announced as Principal Artist of The Australian Ballet at the conclusion to the Melbourne Premier of Yuri Possokhov’s Anna Karenina!
“I didn’t really clue on until he started talking about hard grit and determination, and then it occurred to me that this was a promotion. It completely floored me” the 26 year old expressed, in an interview with The Guardian back in March of this year.
Following Callum, The Australian Ballet also announced that an astonishing further six alumni promotions, seeing them ascend within the corps of our prestigious national company. Such an inspiring reflection of our School’s passion for fostering young talent and supporting each dancer’s journey to harness their gifts to their utmost potential. Lyn Sedgman, an avid supporter of Callum through the bursary program during his time at the School, proudly expressed “It has been a joy to follow his journey, dancing wonderful roles beautifully, promotions, and developing into a true artist and now a Principal Artist - which is so exciting for Callum, his family and friends. Dreams come true sometimes. Exciting and rewarding times in the world of dance!”
We are delighted to share these recent achievements of our alumni embodying the spirit of perseverance and dedication through the challenges of COVID-19 over the last two years, which is echoed in our ballet studios and corridors.Join us in celebrating their success! Watch the emotional moment below.