23.5 C
Byron Shire
March 3, 2021

Landing on his feet

Latest News

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Other News

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

donna-and-josh-wp

Eve Jeffery

Josh-IMG_6903-wpAt just 12 years of age, Josh Price is living his dream: he was recently chosen to appear in the Australian Ballet’s Brisbane performances of Swan Lake.

Josh, who started dancing when he was eight, has studied at the Total Image Studio in Ballina and privately with Monique Feain in Alstonville.

But opportunities closer to Queensland’s capital have meant that the Prices have recently moved to Palm Beach.

Josh was very excited about dancing with the Australian Ballet, an opportunity that would be the envy of any serious ballet dancer in the country.

The Brisbane season of Swan Lake ran from February 22 to March 2 and Josh appeared in four of the eight performances. As part of his role, Josh met with the cast the week before the shows to rehearse and familiarise himself with the company and the theatre.

‘I couldn’t wait to experience the stage with the Australian Ballet,’ said Josh during a break in rehearsals. ‘I enjoyed watching the behind the scenes work and how the production comes together.’

Josh-IMG_6924-wpApart from learning his role in the opening scenes of the ballet, Josh was able to watch the cast work, visit the costuming department for fittings, and he got a ground zero experience of listening to how the choreographer and other staff work. He was also able to see one of the dancers whose work he admires. ‘Daniel Gaudiello danced the prince, the male lead in Swan Lake. His jumps and turns are amazing!’

Mum Donna was very happy to see her son trying something new and extending his already comprehensive experience.

‘Some people try to find their “thing” all their lives,’ says Donna. ‘Josh has been lucky to find his when he is young. I never imagined that in such a short time he could have achieved and excelled so quickly. I am proud of him for pursuing his dream no matter what and I will support him in any way I can.’

Josh already has a string of awards and dance appearances under his dance belt, including work with the Queensland Ballet. He eventually hopes to travel overseas and explore the possibilities in European dance companies.

Next for Josh is the 2013 Alana Haines Australasian Ballet Competition, held in Wellington at Easter, and then a walk on role with the Queensland Ballet in Cinderella. And in the mean time, he continues his dance education with Danielle Williams at Danielle’s Studio of Dance, Burleigh Heads.

Josh-IMG_0472-wp

Photos © Tree Faerie Fotos

 

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021