Passion Project

The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet had it’s first performance in 1962 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney. The Australian Ballet is the largest classical ballet company in Australia. The Theatre was found by J.C. Williamson and The Australian Elizabeth Trust in 1961, with the English born dancer, teacher, and director Peggy van Praagh and as people call him the artistic director. He has run the company for 12 years with Robert Helmann.

History on Leanne Stojmenov.

Leanne was born in Perth. Her full time training began at Gradute Collage in 1993. In 2001 Leanne left Perth to take a place in The Australian Ballet. Leanne received the NSW Australian Ballet scholarship in 2004 and it meant she could go anywhere for her ballet. Leanne was promoted a principal artist in 2011.

Questions for Leanne?

Why did you decide to become a dancer and what inspired that decision? It has been a dream of mine since I was 3 years old and I thought I would be a good move for me and my ballet because it would challenge me a lot more than I challenged myself.

What has been your most memorable Performance and why? Don Quixote in 2007 because it was special to be on stage and to be on stage with someone I love the most.

What items can’t you go on tour without? Point shoes because they usually don’t sell them on tour but if they do they are never the right size and really everything else you can get on tour.

History on Ty King-wall.

Ty King-wall was born in Waihi in New Zealand. He started dancing when he was 7. Ty King-wall received his early ballet training at The Dance Education Centre in Tauranga. He left New Zealand at 16 to study full time at The Australian Ballet. Ty King-wall was accepted into The Australian Ballet in 2006. Since he was in the company he has received lot’s of principal roles. Ty King-wall was promoted a senior artist in 2011 and a principal artist in 2013.

Questions for Ty King-wall?

What do you love about your hometown in New Zealand? The sense of calmness when I am there. I can’t help feeling so calm and happy when I am in my hometown. Everyone welcomes you in ad makes you feel at home.

What was your biggest turning point in your career? Dancing Pas de deux in the Sleeping Beauty story. I was very nervous when I was on stage but getting through the dances has got me more confident each time.

History on Mary Renouf.

Mary is a lot more older than the other dances but she doesn’t care about that. Mary was trained by Kathleen Gorham from the age of 5. Passing all her R.A.D exams. She joined The Australian Ballet at the age of 15. When she was in her second year she was chosen to represent Australia in the first international ballet competition held in Jackson, Mississippi USA. Mary started teaching at the National Theatre Ballet school in 1991.    



Book Review

Charlottes web, written by E.BWhite

Are you interested in sad, happy and mysterious books? We’ll this is the right book for you.

This book is about a girl named Fern and her mum Mrs Zuckerman and her dad Mr Zuckerman. Mr Zuckerman has a pig and he want’ to get rid of it. But then Fern steps in and tells her parents that she can look after an animal and take care of it and then Ferns parents finally say yes and Fern has so much fun with the pig and she called it Wilbur but then she has to let the pig go for good because Mr Zuckerman says when it get’s big you should sell them and that what Mr Zuckerman wants to do that. Mr Zuckerman sold Wilbur to his dad and Mr Zuckermans dad owns a farm. Wilbur doesn’t like being at the farm and he has tried to escape but he has got caught. Wilbur made some friends and while he was talking to he friend called the old sheep, the old sheep said they are making Wilbur big and fat because on Christmas day they are going to kill Wilbur and eat him. Wilbur is very scared and worried what is going to happen to him and if he will ever see Fern again. Wilbur is carrying through this journey with the spider Charlotte, Fern, the Goose, the old sheep and other animals. What will happen to Wilbur? Will he ever see Fern again? Read this book to find out. 

I thought this book is very interesting because it has a twist in it at the end and when you start reading this book you don’t want to put the book down. Also when your read the first page it sucks you in. I like this book because it has lot’s of characters and the characters are funny and the Aurthor used the characters well in the story and made the characters interesting. Maybe next time the Aurthor should make the middle part a bit more interesting but I liked the book. 

My Biography

Biography on Lisa

Have you ever dreamed of coming first in Calisthenics?

Lisa did this is 1978 in Melbourne. Calisthenics is Lisa’s favourite thing to do as a kid and she still likes it know. She’s likes it because it gets people to show there talent and also to get confident on stage and also because it is very fun to do. 

Lisa has worked at a lot of places but the best place she worked at was at a Road house in Norseman, Lisa liked this job because it was fun to see everyone and to help people out. Lisa’s first job was at a fruit shop in Ballarat she liked this job because she got to see all the fresh fruits but she says it wasn’t her favourite and best job. Lisa got $5.00 every hour for her jobs. 

Lisa was born in 1969 on the 16th of January. Lisa describes herself  as family oritaded, homely and fun to be around. Lisa and Kim says that they are the closets in the family because they are nearly the same age and they also have the most in common too. Lisa’s biggest fan is her mum because she was a good role model by helping people and was caring to everyone in every way. Lisa had 1 dog, 1 cat and 1 cocky all as a kid but right know she has a dog called Missy. Lisa loved animals because they were all so fun to play with. Lisa was always scared of movies since a kid. Lisa’s favourite subject at school was Australian history but she was the best in Mother craft at school. 

My story, Our story

Interview on my Grandma.

1. Where were your born?

I was born in Australia

2. Do you know anyone in our family who was born out of


No everyone was born in Australia

3.What did you used to wear back in the old days when you were a kid?

All girls wore dresses, gloves, very high socks, and every girl had to have a handbag and the shoes were usually black and white.

4.. Where did you want to get born?

I wanted to get born out of Australia, but I am pretty happy in Australia.

The surname Mckoy came from Scotland about 1881.

About Grandma?

About Reis

Reis is Grandma’s Dad’s dad,  This is Grandma’s point of view.

My Great Great Grand father owned a shop called C and C store. His family came from Germany they also went to Sydney with a horse and cart to Albury. When the Melbourne show was on they had a shop there and got some money for it. They also had 6 kids, they had a huge farm with horses and chooks and other animals.

 About the Mckoy family

The Mckoy family had race horses on there farm. The farm ended up getting sold. because they lived in the area a long time a street was named after them.The Mckoy’s came from Scotland then they went to Ireland then Australia, they did this all on a boat. They also lived in Wodonga ever since 1881 they also loved their horses. The Mckoy family was a sporty family and they owned a Dairy farm.

About Grandma?

 1. She had to catch a tram to go to school.

2. The Mckoys and her spent a lot of time with the horses.

3. She was born in Melbourne.

About my Mums side?

The Whites!

1. William was the first White and he was born in 1800.

2. The Whites came from the corner of Cornwall, then they came to Australia and then most of the Whites started living in Ballart.

3. My mum’s dad wrote a story about himself and a bit about the family when he was sick.

My Story, Our story

imageThis is the book about the White’s family and family tree. Here is some information what I got from this book.

When the White’s started living in Ballarat every weekend the Whites went to the Pleasant Street Church in Methodist, or they went to the Cardigan Presbyterian Church. The first White who is William White lived in Cardigan. They also had 12 children, 8 sons and 4 daughters. William married Elizabeth Richards on the 7th of January 1821 at the town of Morvah. William White worked in the tin mines, some of Williams sons also started working in the tin mines because William did. All of Williams sons got named after William White.