Don Quixote PSB 2015

 

Premier State Ballet is Australia’s Leading Youth Ballet Company. It provides the opportunity for students from The McDonald College, The McDonald After Hours program, and external auditioned students to become members of a semi-professional ballet company. 

 

For the past 26 years, The McDonald College has run a Pre-Professional Youth Ballet Company called Premier State Ballet (PSB) which provides the opportunity for students aged 12-18 years from The McDonald College, After Hours Program and external to audition to become a member of a ballet company.    Each year Premier State Ballet performs 3 shows of either a full-length ballet production or a triple bill.   The performances are held at Parramatta Riverside Theatre in mid September and enjoyed by audiences across Sydney.

 

Premier State Ballet is directed by former Principal Artist of The Australian Ballet Joshua Consandine and assisted by the McDonald College’s Head of Ballet, Jane Kesby.   Rehearsals are held on Saturday afternoons and members must be prepared to work throughout the July school holiday period and to attend rehearsals whenever called by the Artistic Director. 

 

Bookings for our upcoming Premier State Ballet Cocktail Evening on Saturday 29 July (6pm) can be made here:


Rehearsals are held on Saturday afternoons and members must be prepared to work throughout the July school holiday period and to attend rehearsals whenever called by the Artistic Director. PSB has been the launch pad for many dancers now performing professionally around the world. A small sample of these outstanding artists:

 

  • Robert Curran - Principal Artist, Australian Ballet
  • Gina Brescianini – Soloist, Australian Ballet
  • Natalie Hill - Australian Ballet
  • Rowan Furnell - Australian Ballet
  • John-Paul Idaszak - Australian Ballet
  • Daniel Idaszak – Australian Ballet
  • Amanda McGuigan – Australian Ballet
  • Alexander Idaszak – Queensland Ballet
  • Damian Smith – Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
  • Claire Phipps – Queensland Ballet
  • Christian Luck – Western Australian Ballet
  • Ben Marrett - Western Australian Ballet
  • Terence Kohler – Resident Choreographer Munich Ballet Company
  • Lachlan Monaghan – Birmingham Ballet
  • Serena Green – Queensland Ballet
  • Kymberleigh Cowley – Western Australia Ballet
  • Kayla-Maree Tarantolo – Scottish Ballet
  • Harrison Lee – Royal Ballet School
  • Lauren Songberg – English National Ballet School
  • Anneliese MacDonald – Australian Ballet School
  • Jasmin Forner – Australian Ballet School

 

This year our PSB members are producing the universally renowned classical ballet of La Bayadere, which is set in the Royal India of the past and is a story of eternal love, mystery, vengeance & justice.  

The performance dates for 2017 are:

  • Friday 22nd September – Evening performance
  • Saturday 23rd September – Matinee and Evening performances

 

Tickets will be available for purchase soon, please check back for details.  Don’t miss out!  For more information on this wonderful company please phone the After Hours office on 9752 0600.

 

Sleeping Beauty PSB 2012