Shanell Winlock Pailman. Photo by Carl Ballot.
Shanell Winlock Pailman. Photo by Carl Ballot.

“The 2016 dancers of JYB are in a league of their own. I have loved every minute of working with them and getting to know these very enthusiastic, giving and committed dancers. Their dedication to their art form speaks volumes for the kind of establishment that the JYB is and has always been. It was certainly pivotal in my teenage years and it remains a powerful and important contributor to the development of young dancers and choreographers. The company members commit to every move they make with complete passion. They have engaged and listened with eager intent to how and where I wanted the work to take us. It was not just Nicholas and I who created this work it was definitely a group effort. The senior dancers all gave so much and the rehearsal room and process was characterised by the beautiful energy that each dancer shared in the space. I thank each and every one of them for allowing me to take a movement or two from them to weave into the choreography. I thank them for sharing so generously and urge them to keep looking up!!!”

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