Our Adjudicators

SPEECH AND DRAMA

Elizabeth Walsh

Elizabeth Walsh is a teacher of Speech and Drama with many years’ experience.  She has taught at a number of schools in Sydney including Ravenswood school for girls and the Scots College.

Elizabeth also facilitates corporate and school education programs and has worked with a wide range of people to help them develop their communication skills.  She is an examiner with the Australian Speech Communication Association and has adjudicated several eisteddfods in Sydney and New South Wales.

DANCE

David Mack

Hailing from Coffs Harbour originally, David moved himself to Melbourne to complete his dance studies at the VCA.

From there, over a career of more than 15 years David has worked equally in classical ballet as a Soloist with WA ballet and as a contemporary dancer with Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company. He has worked extensively as a freelance dancer, actor, teacher, choreographer and répétiteur throughout the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

Throughout his dancing life, David has worked with many notable Australian and international choreographers participating in the creative process of much of this work as well as featuring inwell established soloist roles. He has received multiple nominations for dance awards and been awarded a Green Room Award and an Australian Dance Award as Best Male Dancer for his performance in Rafael Bonachela’s Frame of Mind and William Forsyth’s Quintett in 2015/16 respectively.

David most recently joined the faculty at WAAPA as a classical ballet lecturer and as Head of Contemporary at Pevnev Ballet Academy. He is an associate artist for Sydney Dance Company as well as a freelance artist and is working as répétiteur for Rafael Bonachela.