Top 25 Emerging Talent: Izzac Carroll

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Hailing from a one-street town in northern NSW, Izzac Carroll is an Apprentice at Sydney Dance Company (SDC), where the young dancer works with world-renowned choreographers. He will be dancing with the company dancers in the upcoming seasons for New Breed and Untamed.

How did you find dance? I went to dance camp when I was 14 to meet girls and I ended up falling in love with movement.

Why do you love it? When I dance, I am the best version of myself.

Last year you were part of the Pre-Professional Year full-time training program at SDC, how was it? One of the hardest, most incredible, life-changing experiences I could have imagined.

When it comes to dance, who’s your biggest influence? Linda Gamblin (director of Pre-Professional Year). She has taught me to be a human first, artist second and dancer third.

Where do you see yourself in five years? I don’t see myself in any one physical place but my goal is to have explored as many movement pathways as I can and to have grown further as an artist.