John Bell

A life-changing opportunity for budding performers

Winners announced

Thank you to all the students across Australia who auditioned for the 2021 John Bell Scholarship. Bell Shakespeare artists auditioned 72 students from across the country, working with each student on their chosen Shakespeare monologue, via online and in person auditions.

From a shortlist of 12 students, three winners have now been selected. The judging panel included Founding Artistic Director John Bell and Artistic Director Peter Evans.

We are thrilled to announce the three winners of the 2021 John Bell Scholarship:

Aimee Clifton, Blue Mountains Grammar School NSW
Griffin McLaughlin, Elizabeth College, Hobart TAS
Scarlett Moodie, Blue Mountains Grammar School NSW

Aimee, Griffin and Scarlett will join our 2020 winners at Bell Shakespeare HQ at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay in May 2022, for one week of training and mentoring during rehearsals for The Comedy of Errors.

Our 2020 John Bell Scholarship recipients are:

Kody Austin, Girton Grammar School, Bendigo VIC
Taine De Manser, Mortlake P-12 College VIC
Xia Lian Wilson, The Illawarra Grammar School, Wollongong NSW
Tess Withnell, Karratha Senior High School WA

Thank you to our generous donors for making the national audition tour and winners’ week possible.

Congratulations again to the 2021 shortlist:
Joseph Appleton, Ballarat and Queens Anglican Grammar School, Creswick VIC
Nell Banks-Purcell, Mildura Senior College VIC
Ruby Cobiac, Open Access College, Macclesfield SA
Alexis Conroy, Narrabri High School NSW
Isabella Metcalfe, St Philip’s Christian College, Cessnock NSW
Charlie Paul, Monaro High School, Cooma NSW
Carly Robertson, Bellarine Secondary College, Ocean Grove VIC
Myshka Spalding, Darwin High School NT
Faith Spriggs, Nambucca Valley Christian Community School NSW