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

The McDonald College

Auditions will be held on Friday October 23rd

Expressions of interest can be made by emailing or by going online to

The McDonald College is a specialist independent school based in Sydney’s inner west. With over 35 years as a performing arts and education provider, it has produced an impressive alumni community who are now working in the industries of the Performing Arts, Film & Television, Music, Journalism, Education and more.

The College currently offers an exciting performing arts curriculum across Acting, Ballet, Dance, Musical or Musical Theatre. It operates a Junior School (Years 3 – 6) and Senior School (Years 7 -12), which prepares its students both academically and creativity so that they enter their chosen industry as confident leaders. In 2021, the College will open its doors to Kindergarten students, followed by Year 1 and 2 students in subsequent years. 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).

Boarding accommodation is available to female students in Year 7-12.

Subjects: Classical Ballet, Dance (Commercial or Contemporary), Musical Theatre, Acting, Music, Academic Studies. Year 3 to the NSW Higher School Certificate Year 12.

“Without a doubt McDonald College was an integral part of my performing arts career. I truly believe that it is an excellent environment for young lovers of the arts.” - Simone Waddell, Performer

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