Lily Balatincz
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Lily Balatincz
Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient, Actor

Lily Balatincz is a 26-year-old film graduate, having completed her BA in Film at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) in 2010. In January 2011, Lily travelled to New York to audition for New York University’s Graduate Acting Program. She returned to the city in March, after being invited to attend the final callback audition weekend, and was shortly thereafter offered a place in the class of 2014. The 3-year conservatory program is very competitive; of approximately 900 auditioning candidates, 16 actors were offered a place.

The Chair of the program, Mark Wing-Davey, has gathered a superlative teaching staff. Divided into 3 departments- Acting, Movement and Voice, Speech, Text- the faculty teach a variety of skills and techniques including, but not limited to, singing, dance, Alexander technique, clown, Shakespeare, text analysis, circus, yoga, the phonetic alphabet and dialects. In addition to her exposure to exceptional teachers, the program will give Lily the opportunity to work with esteemed theatre, film and television professionals, through school productions and workshops. These include prominent directors, writers, actors and producers.

Since attending NYU, Lily has performed in a new play titled Meantime, written by Alex Gersten-Vassilaros; Summer and Smoke, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Ken Washington; 2012: A Song Odyssey, directed by Deb Lapidus and Larry Yurman; and Blithe Spirit, written by Noel Coward and directed by Laurence Maslon. She has also performed at thr Sydney Opera House in Stop The Virgens, a ‘psycho rock opera’ written by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and directed by Adam Rapp.

Lily is about to commence her 3rd year of the program, during which she will perform Ring Round The Moon, written by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry and directed by Michael Sexton; The Eggs, a new play written by Adam Rapp and directed by Mark Wing-Davey; In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Tazewell Thompson; and The Seagull, written by Anton Chekhov and directed by Richard Feldman.

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