Jack Stromland 

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

2020 Instructor at Academy Ballet and working as an Inbound Success Coach with Hubspot.

2018-2019 Studied BMaster of Commerce (Marketing and International Business) Sydney University, Instructor at Academy Ballet and Disability Care Work with Hireup.

2015-2017 Received a contract with De Dutch Junior Dance Division in The Hague –http://www.ddddd.nu/de-dutch-junior-dance-division-english/

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”