image: the daily telegraph

image: the daily telegraph

Dance Informa recently interviewed some of the Australian's heading to the Prix de Lausanne and here's one face that won't go unnoticed. 


Thomas Dilley

PHOTO BY DAVID KELLY.

PHOTO BY DAVID KELLY.

Age: 17

School: Queensland Ballet Academy

Previous training: Premiere Elite in Tuggerah, NSW. (Back there now to train with teacher Kahlia Mehmet).

Awards and accomplishments thus far: Top 13 Male Dancers at 2014 YAGP Finals; invited to the 2017 YAGP New York Finals.

Top dance icon: "I really find Semyon Chudin so inspirational with such amazing technique and artistry."

Favourite dancewear: "I have a new favourite thing, and that's my new MDM ballet shoes. They are the most comfortable, supportive shoe I have ever worn."

What can we find him doing on his off day: "If not at the studio, I am usually at the gym or swimming."

Favourite meal to cook: "I love to roast vegetables."

Something people might not know about him: "I have an addiction... which is watching ballet on YouTube every spare minute I have."

How he is training for the Prix: "My training was held back, as I had a foot injury and was very limited as to what I could do. I am only now allowed to do everything full out, so I am at the studio daily trying to catch up."

What his Prix goals are: "To perform the best I can in the hope of receiving offers to further my ballet career."

Most looking forward to at the Prix: "I am looking forward to working with some great teachers/choreographers, and performing on an amazing stage for an equally amazing panel."

PHOTO @THOMAS_DD

PHOTO @THOMAS_DD


You can help Thomas get to Prix de Lausanne here:

https://www.gofundme.com/help-thomas-get-to-prix-de-lausanne

Banner image: Damien Tierney