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The Joffrey’s calling Ruby

26 February 2018
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Congratulations are in order for Berwick Middle School student Ruby Thornton-Mackay, who over the weekend was offered a full scholarship to the summer program at the internationally acclaimed Joffrey Ballet School.

Ruby will travel to New York to participate in a two-week intensive in June, a dream come true for the talented performer who has been dancing since the age of three.

It is Ruby’s dream to one day be selected for Australia’s premier contemporary dance company, Sydney Dance Company. In the meantime, she is in no way short of success, having won the ‘Junior Down Tempo’ title at the Dance Star National Competition in 2017, where she was also a member of the three gold and bronze medal-winning Beaconhills College troupes.

As well as her academic studies, Ruby is currently rehearsing for Casey Chellew’s Indefinite Dance Company’s latest youth piece, ‘Truth or Dare’, and has been selected into the SCIMM Contemporary Dance Company’s Youth Platform for the second year in a row.

Well done again to Ruby, we are sure to hear more of her success before the year is out.



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