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Selection and Awards for the dancers who will represent Cecchetti Ballet Australia at The Cecchetti International Classical Ballet (CICB) Competition 2024.
For more information about the CICB Competition, visit:


Cecchetti Team Australia: Selection and Awards will be hosted on Sunday, 14th April 2024, in two States: Victoria and Western Australia.


Venue: Victorian College of the Arts (VCASS), 57 Miles Street, Southbank, Victoria

Date: Sunday, 14th April 2023

Time: All-day event. Exact times of registration for each age category will be announced closer to the date.

Registrations Open: Monday 22nd January 2024 at 7:00 am

Registrations Close: Sunday, 3rd March 2024 at 11:59 pm


Venue: TBC

Date: Sunday, 14th April 2023

Time: Exact times of registration for each age category will be announced closer to the date.

Registrations Open: Friday 19th January 2024

Registrations Close: Friday 12th April 2024

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  • Junior Division

Minimum age 14 and maximum 16 at the commencement of the competition

Have passed the Cecchetti Intermediate exam. A copy of their Cecchetti Ballet examination certificate is required at registration.

  • Senior Division

Minimum age 17 and maximum age 20 at the commencement of competition

Have passed the Cecchetti Advanced 1 exam. A copy of their Cecchetti Ballet examination certificate is required at registration.

  • Be a student and not a professional dancer (i.e. anyone who is employed as a full-time dancer with a professional dance company. This includes dancers who are not currently employed but have been in the past).

  • Be a student of a registered Cecchetti Ballet Teacher with a current Cecchetti teacher ID. (You will need your teacher's information on registration).

  • Entries to the CICB Competition 2024 are only accepted through this audition process.


Getting Ready

Please make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and guidelines prior to registration.

At the time of registration, you will be asked:

  • Cecchetti teacher's name

  • Cecchetti teacher's Annual ID

  • Length of Solo

  • Stage and music settings:
    e.g. Start on/off stage, Finish on/off stage, Starts prompt, Starts opp. prompt, Music first, then dancer enters or Dancer enters, then the music starts.

  • Upload your music (You have until the closing date to upload your file in the required format.) 
    Due date: Sunday, 3rd March 2024 at 11:59 pm

For further enquiries, please get in touch with the National Office at:


Your support will help an Australian dancer to dance, shine and represent our country at The Cecchetti International Classical Ballet (CICB) Competition 2024.


Jayne Beddoe

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Jayne trained under Rhyll Kennell at the National Theatre Ballet School in Victoria and later with Anne Wooliams at The Victorian College of The Arts. Between 1982 and 1984 she undertook further studies with the Australian Ballet School and won the Lucy Saranova and Dame Peggy van Praagh awards.  During this time, Jayne toured with the Dancers Company to regional areas.  


Jayne joined The Australian Ballet Company in 1985 and over the following 9 years was promoted to Corphee, Soloist and leading Soloist.  In 1989 she won the Big Brother Scholarship and travelled to Europe, and the USA.

Since retiring from dancing in 1993 Jayne has been involved with the Cecchetti Society, teaching, adjudicating and performing guest roles with The Australian Ballet. Jayne currently coaches and teaches at Glen Iris School of Dance . 

Simon Dow

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Simon Dow, a former winner of the Cecchetti Medal and graduate of the Australian Ballet School, danced soloist roles with The Australian Ballet before joining the Stuttgart Ballet where he also danced soloist roles.

Simon joined the Washington Ballet as a principal dancer and shortly afterwards was awarded the Best Partner Award at the Moscow International Ballet Competition. He has choreographed more than fifty original works that have been performed throughout Australia, Japan, China, Thailand, Germany, Italy, France and throughout the U.S. Among these works are five full-length narrative ballets.


In 2023 Simon performed in Alice Topp’s ‘Paragon’ as part of the Identity season to celebrate The Australian Ballet’s 60th anniversary and also performed the title role of Don Quixote in Rudolph Nureyev’s ‘Don Quixote’ with The Australian Ballet.

Amy Harris

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Amy was born in Ararat, Victoria and began jazz and tap classes at her local ballet school at the age of three. From the age of ten, Amy trained in the Cecchetti method with Carole Oliver School of Ballet in Ballarat, and as a Cecchetti scholar won bronze and silver medals.


In 1999, aged 15, Amy successfully auditioned for The Australian Ballet School. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to coryphée in 2007, soloist in 2011 and senior artist in 2012.


In 2018 she was promoted to principal artist on stage after her performance as Tertulla in the world premiere of Lucas Jervies' Spartacus.

ADJUDICATORS in Western Australia

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