Many young artists find it difficult at the end of their secondary education to fund the necessary years of full time training required to reach the professional standard needed to attain a livelihood as a professional within their chosen art form.

To support excellence, theShooting Star Campaign represents a major goal of The McDonald Foundation Cultural Trust to provide financial assistance towards training fees for our young talented artists who dream of a professional career.

Over the past 12 months students of The McDonald College have been accepted into full-time study abroad and while some have been fortunate to either receive a part scholarship, or to be accepted later in the customary 3-year training program, they still need financial assistance with tuition fees to complete their training.

To learn more about these talented young artists, and to make a donation towards their training fees, click on the links below.

 

Connor Barlow

In 2011 Connor was accepted into the 1st year of The English National Ballet Diploma in Professional Dance. Connor has been living and training in London since August this year.

Connor commenced his academic and classical ballet training with The McDonald College in 2008, joining The Australian International Ballet Academy at The College in 2009.

Click here to learn more about Connor, and support him.

 

Genevieve Counter

In 2011 Genevieve was accepted to study at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Genevieve has been living and training in New York since October this year.

Genevieve commenced her academic and classical ballet training with The McDonald College in 2008, joining The Australian International Ballet Academy at The College in 2009.

Click here to learn more about Genevieve, and support her.

 

Kymberleigh Cowley

In 2011 Kymberleigh was accepted into the 3rd year of The English National Ballet Diploma in Professional Dance. Kymberleigh has been living and training in London since August this year.

Kymberleigh commenced her academic and classical ballet training with The McDonald College in 2008, joining The Australian International Ballet Academy at The College in 2009.

Click here to learn more about Kymberleigh, and support her.

 

Aaron Kok

In 2011 Aaron was accepted into the National Ballet Academy of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Aaron will be leaving Australia to live and train in the Netherlands in August 2012.

Aaron commenced his academic and classical ballet training with The McDonald College in 2008, joining The Australian International Ballet Academy at The College in 2010.

Click here to learn more about Aaron, and support him.

 

Emily McDougall

In 2011 Emily was accepted into the Royal Ballet School in London. Emily will be leaving Australia to live and train in the London in September 2012.

Emily commenced her academic and classical ballet training with The McDonald College in 2008, joining The Australian International Ballet Academy at The College in 2010.

Click here to learn more about Emily, and support her.

 

Olivia Starr

In 2011 Olivia was accepted into the National Ballet Academy of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Olivia will be leaving Australia to live and train in the Netherlands in August 2012.

Olivia commenced her academic and classical ballet training with The McDonald College in 2004, joining The Australian International Ballet Academy at The College in 2010.

Click here to learn more about Olivia, and support her.

 

Donations made to the Cultural Trust are paid directly to the training provider for tuition fees, only. The Cultural Trust issues donors with a tax-deductible receipt*; income tax deductions can be claimed within the current financial year; or over a period of up five years, upon successful application to the ATO. Please refer to the following for more information:

http://www.ato.gov.au/nonprofit/content.asp?doc=/content/34496.htm&page=5&H5

* The McDonald Foundation Cultural Trust is a tax-deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO), through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Register is established under Subdivision 30-F of Australia’s Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (the Act). Organisations entered on the Register and endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient are eligible to receive tax -deductible donations in accordance with Division 30 of the Act.

 

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