The McDonald College Presents Elite Masterclass with Lucinda Dunn

The McDonald College Presents Elite Masterclass with Lucinda Dunn

This year, The McDonald College’s Elite Masterclass Series is honoured to host Lucinda Dunn OAM. She is Australia’s longest-serving ballerina and former Principal Dancer with The Australian Ballet.

Lucinda, alongside Daniel Gaudiello, former Principal Artist also with The Australian Ballet will be joined by an esteemed faculty in a three-day masterclass, to be held at The McDonald College during the April school holidays.

Lucinda received her early training in Sydney with Janece Graham and Tanya Pearson before winning a Prix de Lausanne scholarship at The Royal Ballet School, London. In 1991 Lucinda joined The Australian Ballet and was promoted to Principal Artist in 2002, touring internationally with the company.

As Australia’s longest-serving ballerina, Lucinda announced her retirement in 2014 and received a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to the performing arts. That same year, she was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Tanya Pearson Academy and the Sydney City Ballet.

Daniel Gaudiello began dancing at the age of six at the Johnny Young Talent School, then at Promenade Dance Academy. Later he completed studies with the Queensland Dance School of Excellence and Queensland Ballet’s professional year before being accepted into The Australian Ballet School, where he participated as an exchange student with The National Ballet School of Canada and the School of American Ballet in New York.

Daniel joined The Australian Ballet in 2004 and was promoted to Principal Artist in 2010. He was the recipient of the 2011 Australian Dance Award for outstanding performance by a male dancer in Coppélia, a Green Room Award and was nominated for three Helpmann Awards for most outstanding male dancer.

The McDonald College Elite Masterclasses provide expert-level technical instruction and correction. The program is suitable for students with intermediate to advanced level training.

Students will undertake classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe & Coaching, Variations / Repertoire, Contemporary and Yoga.

Places are limited and the last Masterclass sold out in record time. Classes will take place from 9 AM-4:15 PM, 11-13 April. Cost is $380 (+bf of $0.50) per person.

Visit here for more information on The McDonald College’s Elite Masterclass Series.