Sheldon College celebrated a decade of Arts excellence on Saturday 20 September 2014 when it hosted the 10th Annual Arts Academy Awards at the Sheldon Event Centre.
The black tie evening was a sell out with almost 800 guests in attendance. Sheldon College Alumni played a big part in the evening - presenting awards and performing on stage, including video links from Megan Washington and Connor Crawford who graduated from Sheldon College in 2002 and 2008 respectively. All Senior School Arts were acknowledged in the gala evening and the enthusiastic audience was treated to an outstanding series of performances from the 170 member student cast. Special focus was made of former and current students of the Australian School of the Arts (ASTA) program at Sheldon College.
Performances from Jersey Boys, Dream Girls, Les Miserables and The Great Gatsby wowed the crowd, and social media traffic confirmed it was the best Arts Academy Awards of the last 10 years. If you are a talented performer or interested in the Arts, auditions are being held for students currently in Years 8 to 11 for the Australian School of the Arts (ASTA) 2015 program in October.
We are proud to announce the 2014 Arts Academy Award recipients as follows:
Dancer of the Year - Meghann Pruss
Actor of the Year - Travis Johnson
Actress of the Year - Amelia Bannister
2D Multi-Media Artist of the Year - Brooke Smith
Interdisciplinary Media Artist of the Year - Taylor Gray
ASTA Award for Excellence - Caitlin Nolan
Best Emerging Artist of the Year - Micayla van Wyk
Instrumentalist of the Year - Isobel De Leon
Male Vocalist of the Year - Dominic Heiner
Female Vocalist of the Year - Manali Datar
Director of the Year - Isaac Nankavill
Production Group of the Year - Helvetica Republic (Isaac Nankavill, Nicholas Brushe, James Peterson and Amelia Bannister)
Middle College Cultural Award - Alice Wilson
Senior College Cultural Award - Matthew Copley
Gold Award - Isobel De Leon