Art Forms – 2018 Ballet
National Young Performer Awards
2018 Criteria for Ballet
A. Performers shall be 15 and under 19 years as at 1st of October 2018
B. Each performer shall compete in three classes during the preliminary round;
- Solo Variation from the following lists:
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Female Solo Variation
Gamzatti – La Bayadere Act II
Giselle – Giselle Act I
Aurora’s Wedding – Sleeping Beauty Act III
Aurora’s Birthday – Sleeping Beauty Act I
Prelude – Les Sylphide
Odette – Swan Lake Act I
Odile – Swan Lake Act III
Esmeralda – La Esmeralda
Kitri’s Entrance – Don Quixote Act I
Bluebird – Sleeping Beauty Act III
Male Solo Variation
Peasant Pas 1st Solo – Giselle Act I
Albrecht – Giselle Act II
Bluebird – Sleeping Beauty Act III
James – La Sylphides Act I
James – La Sylphides Act II
Pas de Deux – 1st Solo Flower Festival
Variation – Corsaire Act III
Basil – Don Quixote Act III
Prince Desire – Sleeping Beauty Act III
Siegfried – Swan Lake Act III
- Solo Variation from any recognised classical repertoire which MAY or MAY NOT be from the list in B1 The selection, however, must show a clear contrast in style to the variation selected in section B.1.
- All performers will participate in a Technical Class conducted by, or for, the Adjudicator. No audience observation will be permitted.
The Technical Class will be taken into consideration in determining both the semi final and the final placing.
C. There will be a semi final of up to twelve competitors who will repeat either B. 1 or B. 2 at the discretion of the adjudicator.
Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s) . The number of semi-finalists is determined as per the NYPA rules 7.1-7.2. Competitors will be chosen based on their marks in the Preliminary round(s).
D. For the Final Award Concert six competitors will be recalled, and shall repeat the item not performed at the semi final.
Each Society, which is a financial member of PACANZ, may nominate up to two competitors, which shall be selected by the adjudicator, based on a performance as outlined in A, B1 and B2.
The adjudicator will determine that a competitor has displayed a sufficient standard of performance to competently represent that society at the National Finals.
The standard required will be at the absolute discretion of the adjudicator but will include;
- A demonstration of adequate preparation
- An authority of performance
- A performance with a level of maturity commensurate with a national final competition of this age group.
If the adjudicator considers that sufficient standard has NOT been reached by any competitor, then NO nomination will be made.
The nominating Society is responsible for paying part of the entry fee National Young Performer of the Year Award i.e. $75.00 inc gst
The Nominee is responsible for paying part of the entry fee to the National Young Performer of the Year Award i.e. $175.00 incl gst
Please note: Nominees in the ballet section are required to include performance copies of their music on USB when submitting their entry form, and to supply the list of their music title, and artist
2018 Ballet Criteria
1977 Bronwyn Bennett
1981 Tracey Jacobs
1984 Nicola Jane Searchfield
1987 Michelle MacKenzie
1990 Bridget McCready
1993 Charlotte Lawson
1996 Amber Hunt
1998 Kieran Gourley
2000 Georgina Hagerty
2002 Ty King-Wall
2004 Karen Nanasca
2006 Katherine Grange
2008 Amelia Hutchinson
2010 Katie Rudd
2012 Natalie Welch
2014 Libby-Rose Niederer
2016 Lilly Maskery