Supported by guests of the 2015 Black & White Ball
Tristan began dancing at age 6. If his sister could start his Taekwondo classes then he could dance! He attended Beaconhills College where he won the Performing Arts award in Grade 6. In 2006 he was a dancer in the Closing Ceremony of the Commonweath Games in Melbourne! In Year 7 he started at the Victorian College of the Arts secondary school (VCASS) on a full time Dance Scholarship. Following completing Year 10, he returned to his old school, Beaconhills. After just one term he decided that if he was to dance it had to be full time so he left school and completed that year at Danceworld with a Certificate IV in Dance. However, needing more classical ballet he auditioned for The National Theatre Ballet School with Beverley Fry for the next 3 years.
In 2013 he received the Jocelyn de Cardi memorial award for most improved diploma student. And in 2014 received his Advanced Diploma in Elite Performance in Classical Ballet and in 2015 did a post graduate year consolidating his performance skills. He performed lead rolls in Giselle, The Nutcracker, La Syphide and Cinderella consolidating his partnering skills with many pas de deux roles.