Jack Stromland, an ex student of mine, is the first subject of my ‘where did they end up?’ series. Jack is simply a wonderful human being – he is tenacious, driven, humble, talented and an all round good guy! Jack has graciously updated his timeline for us and given us some photos from the past few years abroad. I feel so much personal satisfaction when things work out for students overseas, it’s certainly not easy, and when they beat the odds, it’s a good day!! Well done Jack Stromland, we are all very proud of you.
2015 Received a contract with De Dutch Junior Dance Division in The Hague –
2012-2015 Completed internships with Ballet Preljocaj and Dresden Semperoper Ballet. Studied Bachelor of Arts (Dance) at the Palucca Hochschule for Tanz Dresden.
2011 – 2012 Semi-professional program at Academy Ballet with Vicki Attard.
2007 – 2012 Completed all Royal Academy of Dance Exams.
Jan 2012 – Travelled with Tanya Pearson’s European Audition tour and received two offers for full-time schools.
2011 – Accepted into the final round of the Australian Ballet School’s full time training program.
2011 – Semi-finalist of the Isobel Anderson Awards for Advanced 1.
Jan 2011 – Participated in the Sydney Eisteddfod Residential Boys Ballet Summer School.
2007 – 2010 Successfully auditioned for Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, dance program. Completed four years of high school.
Jan 2010 – Participated in the McDonald College International Ballet Summer School
2009 – Won the Senior Scholarship at Balmain Dance Academy.
2009 – Successfully auditioned for Level 4 of the Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Training Programme.
Attended classes in Melbourne throughout the year.
2001 – Began Training with Balmain Dance Academy.
Jiri Kylian – “Un Ballo”
George Balanchine – “Scotch Symphony”
Ohad Naharin – “Minus 16” (excerpts)
Marius Petipa – “Raymonda” (Grand Pas de Deux)
Glen Tetley – “Voluntaries”
Marina Mascarell – “Lost on Route 44”
Steffen Fuchs – “Mein Reich ist nicht von deiner Welt”
Tamas Moricz – “Axis Shift”