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Name: The McDonald College
17 George Street, North Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia 2137

The McDonald College is a Full Time Performing Arts School for Years 3-12

Friday 15 June, Friday 17 August and Friday 26 October 2018.

Expressions of interest can be made by emailing or visiting the website

The McDonald College is a specialist school based in Sydney’s inner west. With over thirty years as an education provider as Australia’s leading academic and performing arts college, it has produced an impressive alumni community now working in the industries of the Performing Arts, Film & Television, Music, Journalism and more.

The College currently offers an exciting performing arts offering across Acting, Ballet, Dance, Musical or Musical Theatre. It operates a Junior School (Years 3 – 6) and Senior School (Years 7 -12), which prepares our students both academically and creativity so that they enter their chosen industry as confident leaders and professionals. With a 10-hour week dedicated to the stream of their choice, students receive an immersive education as they learn with likeminded individuals whilst being taught by industry specialists who are at the top of their field.

Notable alumni includes Amanda McGuigan (The Australian Ballet), Daniel Raso (High School Musical Live on Stage, Grease the Mega-Musical, Matilda), Dimitri Kleioris (An American in Paris on Broadway, Flesh & Bone), Harrison Lee (2015 Prix de Lausanne Winner, Royal Ballet School), Josef Brown (The Australian Ballet, Dirty Dancing Stage Musical), Kip Gamblin (The Bodyguard: Musical, All Saints, Home & Away, Neighbours), Lachlan Monaghan (First Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet) and Emma Watkins (The Wiggles) and Tim Draxl (Swimming Upstream, Crownies, A Place to Call Home)

Subjects: Classical Ballet, Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting, Music, Tennis, Academic Studies. Years 3 - HSC Yr 12

“The quality of teaching I received at the College has been so fundamental to my career. There is nothing more valuable than having a solid foundation.” - Rachael Ireson 2006 Graduate (Tokyo Disney, Chicago, The Prince of Egypt both in Denmark)

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