Well it’s that time of year, so we are giving huge congratulations to QL2 dancers who have been accepted into university performing arts courses — after highly competitive auditions and interviews.
Alison Tong, Caspar Ilschner, Maddy Bowman and Milly Vanzwol have all been accepted in to Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA, University of Melbourne). Mia Tuco has been accepted into the theatre degree at VCA. Caspar has also been accepted into New Zealand School of Dance and faces a tough choice!
They will join other QL2 alumni studying or just graduating at tertiary courses:
At VCA Dance, Gabe Sinclair and Jason Pearce have just finished first year; Nasim Patel has just completed his second year; and Oonagh Slater and Luke Fryer graduate this year.
At the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA Edith Cowan University), Alex Abbot has just completed second year, and Ryan Stone graduates from third year this year, and is going on to WAAPA’s graduate program LINK in 2018.
At AC Arts (Adelaide College of the Arts – TAFE SA), Alana Stenning graduates this year.
At the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA Swinburne University of Technology), Amanda Lee has just finished her Bachelor of Circus Arts (?) after transferring from dance at VCA.
At the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Madeleine Towler Lovell has just finished third year of a double major in Dance and Sociology/Anthropology.
QL2 Artistic Director Ruth Osborne says:
“everyone at QL2 is very pleased that our programs not only support creativity at a young age, but also help these young artists get into uni, succesfully graduate, and go on to have exciting creative careers in the arts — or elsewhere. Its great to see recent graduates — like Eliza Sanders and Jack Riley — joining all our previous alumni in coming back to Canberra regularly to create and perform. A great success story for Canberra, and for dance.”
You can read about some more of our alumni here.