The last time the Kelvin Coe award was in 2013 to Annabel Bronner-Reid.

This award provides a financial contribution to The Australian Ballet in the amount of $15,000 to further develop the talents of a current dancer to progress training in Dance or Choreography. The 2016 recipient of the Kelvin Coe award is the exceptionally talented Drew Hedditch a Corps de Ballet member who will take up this wonderful opportunity in 2017.

From Drew:

My aim is to enhance my knowledge of dance around the world, focussing 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.

Drew is now in the stages of finalising his travel arrangements and we look forward to meeting Drew at one of the Friends upcoming events and hearing about his travel and experiences.