Successful Student Spotlight – Josh Ostermann
18th April 2019
This month, we’d like to revisit successful student, Joshua Ostermann (Miss T’s son), as he continues his dancing journey in Brisbane. As most of you will know, he has been studying at the Queensland Ballet Academy (QBA) since January 2018. This year, Josh will complete year 12 at Kelvin Grove and Level 1 at QBA.
Joshua has just been granted the QBA Young Talent Award, which is a new scholarship sponsored by The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS), and offered to a student of the senior program at QBA. The recipient is chosen by the teachers and artistic staff with the aim of encouraging and supporting a young dancer who displays an outstanding commitment to the art form.
There’s also some more exciting news for Joshua! In addition to his QBA Young Talent Award, he has been selected to represent QBA on a student exchange program. This is another program that is new to QBA in 2019, and is an exchange between QBA and Canada’s National Ballet School. Josh departs Australia on Easter Sunday and will spend two weeks training at CNBS in Toronto, Canada.
The CNBS was established in 1959 by Celia Franca and Betty Oliphant. CNBS is now known as one of the world’s foremost training institutions for aspiring young dancers. They attract students from across Canada and the globe, and are currently the only ballet academy in North America providing elite dance training, academic instruction and residential care on the one campus. It’s a great honour for our Joshua to be able to train at such a prestigious institution.
We would like to thank the QBA for the amazing opportunity and wonderful experience that this will be for Joshua. We are all extremely proud of his hard work and achievements, and we can’t wait to hear all about his exciting adventure when he returns.