John Bell Scholarship

John Bell Scholarship

Thank you to all the students across Australia who auditioned for the 2019 John Bell Scholarship. This year we auditioned an incredible 185 students from across Australia. Through our audition tour we were excited to meet so many passionate young people keen to take their interest in the performing arts to the next level. We were inspired by the creativity and drive displayed by all. 

We are thrilled to announce the 20 shortlisted students whose auditions will now be assessed by our panel, including Founding Artistic Director John Bell and Artistic Director Peter Evans. Four winners will be selected to join Bell Shakespeare in January 2019, to be announced Monday 9 December 2019. 

Congratulations to all auditionees and shortlisted students! 

2019 John Bell Scholarship shortlist

Josephine Blazier, Alice Miller School, Macedon VIC
Hanna Bourke, Emmaus College, Rockhampton QLD
Jordan BriggsMoree Christian School, Moree NSW
Noa Coates, Alice Miller School, Macedon VIC
Claira Constable, Loreto College Ballarat VIC
Alyssa DuncanMoree Secondary College NSW
Grace Ebelebe, Darwin High School NT
Caitlin Forrest, Georgina Molloy Anglican School, Busselton WA
Stella Gavey, Scots All Saints College Bathurst NSW
Sean Heffron, Hunter Valley Grammar School, Maitland NSW
Olivia Hodgkins, St John the Evangelist Catholic High School, Nowra NSW
Cooper McLaurinThe Essington International Senior College, Darwin NT
Khaila Middleton, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College, Alice Springs NT
Harry MoorbyKooringal High School, Wagga Wagga NSW
Promise MudzingwaGuilford Young College, Hobart TAS
Zara PodmoreBomaderry High School NSW
Georgina SaadMackillop Senior College, Port Macquarie NSW
Kai SharpeBunbury Catholic College WA
Malakye Stapleton-PintoDarwin High School NT
Ben NosworthyKildare Catholic College, Wagga Wagga NSW


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Thank you to our donors and foundations who have made this program possible.

John Bell Scholarship