SANDY DELASALLE-SCANNELLA TO FAREWELL WEST AUSTRALIAN BALLET
After 11 years with the Company, Principal Rehearsal Director and Artistic Associate Sandy Delasalle-Scannella will farewell West Australian Ballet at the close of 2023.
In 2013, Sandy joined West Australian Ballet as Ballet Mistress playing a pivotal role in nurturing our dancers and lending her choreographic expertise to mainstage productions, such as her co-choreography of our beloved production of The Nutcracker and contemporary works featured within numerous Ballet at the Quarry and State seasons.
In 2015, Sandy graced the stage in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's La Pluie with former Principal Dancer Matthew Lehmann, delivering captivating performances in works such as David Dawson's On the Nature of Daylight and Ombra.
In 2018, Sandy's invaluable contributions were recognised with a promotion to Principal Rehearsal Director and Artistic Associate.
Another highlight of Sandy's time was the creation of CoVid Lab in 2020. Whilst working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown, Sandy concepted a choreographic development season which challenged the dancers to choreograph a work to one of four tracks chosen by the Artistic team. Each piece was to express their personal experiences during such an unusual time in our history. Performed at a time when audiences were able to return under tight capacity restrictions, the dancers came together to meld their works together live in the studio, breathing life into new creations right in front of our audiences.
"After 11 incredible years alongside my husband in bringing his vision to life, I have decided to leave the company at the end of the year to pursue my passion and commitment for the art form towards new exciting opportunities. I thank everyone who has put their trust and support in me and feel grateful to have shared so many moments of beauty and artistry."
As we bid farewell to Sandy, we hope you will join us in expressing our deepest gratitude for her dedication to West Australian Ballet, and wishing her the very best in her future. Sandy's commitment to artistic excellence has been a guiding force and her legacy will endure in the memories of our audiences and the hearts of our dancers.