Scout’s headed for the top

Scout Nicholas heads to The Australian Ballet.

By Hollie Harris

Year 5 St Andrew’s Anglican College student Scout Nicholas was recently accepted into the Australian Ballet School Interstate Program, providing training opportunities for gifted interstate students.
Scout was involved in the audition process that runs throughout Australia and sees hundreds of children audition, with very few positions filled from each state.
“I found out just a few weeks ago that I got in, which felt really good,” Scout said.
“My audition went for about an hour but we had to wait quite some time for the results as there were still auditions being held around the country.”
The Australian Ballet is located in Melbourne, with most tuition and training held during the school holidays.
Scout recently fulfilled another dream, performing with Steven McRae and the Royal Ballet from London in The Winter’s Tale at QPAC.
“I just love the vibe about ballet, and dancing with friends.”
Scout will start his tuition with the Australian Ballet School Interstate Program in 2018.