The Australian Ballet School is filled with joy as we reflect on the tremendous return of our recent Scholarship Awards, held for the first time since 2018.
Over three days, young dancers were immersed in intensive masterclasses led by our exceptional artistic staff and, with each class, explored their artistic and technical abilities. The culmination of their hard work and dedication was showcased as they performed their solos on the grand stage of the State Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne. Congratulations and thank you to all our participants, and to every parent, carer and dance teacher for supporting these young dancers.
A big congratulations to our Scholarship Awards 2023 prize winners!
Supreme Scholarship Winners: Dante Minassian (14–16 Age Group), Maci Smith (10–11 Age Group) and Elih Egan (12–13 Age Group)
Runners Up (10–11 Age Group) Celeste Robinson and Zoe Wijemanne with Supreme Scholarship Winner Maci Smith and Director of The Australian Ballet School Lisa Pavane
Runners Up (12–13) Jovina Zhu (left) and Charlie Duwner (right) with Supreme Scholarship Winner Elih Egan and Director of The Australian Ballet School Lisa Pavane (centre)
Supreme Scholarship Winner (14–16) Dante Minassian (left), Director of The Australian Ballet School Lisa Pavane, Runners Up Giselle Osborne and Benjamin Groen (centre) and Director of The Australian Ballet David Hallberg
Honourable Mentions: Milla Calyk and Leni Howlett
Summer School Prize: Kayne Colby
Belinda Strodder Prize: Skyla Griffin