The Friends of the Australian Ballet NSW Annual Scholarship
The Scholarship shall represent The Australian Ballet School (ABS) annual tuition fees to the value of $10,000. The scholarship is awarded to a student entering their final year of study who is from NSW.
The scholarship was first awarded on 4 December 2016 to Joseph Romancewicz
Joseph trained at Joanne Grace School of Dance before being accepted into Level 5 at The Australian Ballet School in 2014. Joseph has just completed Level 7 and his Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) with the School and next year will be enrolled in Level 8/Graduate Diploma of Classical Ballet.
He has had a wonderful year in 2016, having been selected to perform in Graeme Murphy’s new work, Almost, which was choreographed for the School and will be presented as part of the Sydney Showcase. Furthermore, Joseph was also one of five students chosen to travel to Beijing in October 2016 to perform Leigh Rowles Ascension as part of a series of performances and workshops hosted by Beijing Dance Academy. As a dancer, he is powerful yet expressive, an excellent contemporary mover and a very strong partner. His willingness and eagerness to put in every effort has earnt him the commendation from his teachers to be nominated as a worthy recipient of this scholarship.
The Australian Ballet Kelvin Coe Scholarship
The Kelvin Coe Scholarship is given per the discretion of The Friends and awarded by the Artistic Director for Excellence. In 2016 the Kelvin Coe Scholarship is awarded to an exceptionally talented Drew Heddich (Corps de Ballet) who stated:
My aim is to enhance my knowledge of dance around the world, focusing on the difference in style and technique within the universal language of dance. I hope to return to the Australian ballet with a much greater appreciation and understanding for the art form, along with inspiration that will allow me to progress my career into the future.