Edison Manuel

Young Artist

Introducing Edison

Born in Brisbane, Edison began dancing at seven-years-old. In 2015, he began training with Queensland Ballet Academy in the Junior Program before moving on to the Senior Program and then completing his training with the Pre-Professional Program in 2021. Whilst training with the Academy, Edison had many amazing performance opportunities - his favourite being Intimate Dialogues where he performed the lead male. It allowed him to show vulnerability and emotion on stage whilst telling a story. Being a part of the creative process for such a young dancer was a memorable and inspiring experience.  

Repertoire highlights

  • Queensland Ballet Academy Gala - (La Sylphide, Concerto by Sir Kenneth MacMillan) 2017-2019
  • Queensland Ballet - Romeo & Juliet 2019
  • Aspire (Matador Suite by Christian Tátchev and Intimate Dialogues by Paul Boyd) 2021
  • Bespoke 2021

What inspires you to dance?

Music is a big inspiration for me as it’s always around to set the mood, motivate me and has incredible potential to tell a story

Professional Accolades

Charles Lisner award for 2020


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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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