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The Australian Ballet confirms 2016 London tour and announces lead casting

March 29, 2016

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Amber Scott and Adam Bull – Swan Lake. Photo Jeff Busby Leanne Stojmenov and Daniel Gaudiello – Cinderella. Photo Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet confirms 2016 London tour and announces lead casting The Australian Ballet has confirmed its next international tour will be to London, from 13 to 23 July 2016. Presented by Askonas Holt and Raymond Gubbay Ltd, under the artistic helm of David McAllister, the Company will perform two of its signature works; a […]

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The Australian Ballet unveils its 2015 season: “A Year of Beauty”

September 22, 2014

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The Australian Ballet unveils its 2015 season: “A Year of Beauty” A lavish new production of The Sleeping Beauty from Artistic Director David McAllister crowns a year-long exploration of beauty Melbourne, Australia: The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister and Executive Director Libby Christie today unveiled the 2015 season, which celebrates the unique beauty, artistry […]

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Jetè to the USA: The Australian Ballet gets set to pirouette across America this October

August 12, 2014

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Reiko Hombo in New York, Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Jetè to the USA: The Australian Ballet gets set to pirouette across America this October This October, The Australian Ballet returns to LA for the first time in more than four decades and the San Francisco Bay Area for the first time in over 20 years to premiere an Australian classic, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. […]

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Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon

March 3, 2014

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Manon from The Royal Ballet Tour of Japan 2013. Photo Kiyonori Hasegawa

International ballet stars Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon Two of ballet’s brightest stars, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg will join The Australian Ballet as guest artists this April for the Sydney season of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. Cojocaru and Kobborg will dance in two performances: the evenings […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella choregraphed by Alexei Ratmansky

September 11, 2013

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Leanne Stojmenov. Makeup by Napoleon Perdis. Photography Justin Ridler

Cinderella: Alexei Ratmansky tackles romance and redemption in a lavish new production The Russian-born, New York-based choreographic heavyweight has been in our Melbourne studios since July creating his first full-length work for the company, Cinderella. This stunning production will have its Sydney premiere at the Sydney Opera House on 29 November for 22 performances. This […]

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La Sylphide: romantic ballet at its best

August 15, 2013

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Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe in La Sylphide. Photography Georges Antoni

La Sylphide: romantic ballet at its best Be swept away with fairies, witches and tutus in this lavish double bill Fall in love with the magic of ballet with La Sylphide. This sublime program brings you two heavenly ballets — Erik Bruhn’s La Sylphide and Marius Petipa’s Paquita – in a thoroughly enchanting double bill. […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella: Alexei Ratmansky tackles romance and redemption in a lavish new production

July 1, 2013

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Leanne Stojmenov. Photography Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella This stunning production will have its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 17 September for 14 performances, before travelling to the Sydney Opera House on 29 November. This is the second time Ratmansky has worked with The Australian Ballet. In 2009, he created Scuola di ballo as part of the […]

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The Australian Ballet | Swan Lake: a pas de trois with no happily ever after

April 9, 2013

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Adam Bull and Amber Scott in Swan Lake. Photography Liz Ham

The Australian Ballet | Swan Lake: a pas de trois with no happily ever after Graeme Murphy’s signature work returns to Melbourne You’ve seen the traditional version, now be taken on another emotional journey with Graeme Murphy’s modern interpretation of Swan Lake. The glinting ice-blue lake is back on the Arts Centre Melbourne stage this […]

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Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet attends Rural Retreat in the UK

January 9, 2013

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Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, attends Rural Retreat in the UK <Hong Kong – 9 January 2012> At the beginning of January 2013, The Hong Kong Ballet’s Madeleine Onne was one of 28 Artistic Directors from the world’s foremost dance companies who attended the 10th Rural Retreat for dance leaders. The event, hosted […]

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New Zealand scoop three out of five medals at the Final of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2012

December 17, 2012

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New Zealand scoop three out of five medals at the Final of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2012 Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions, the Final of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD’s) Genée International Ballet Competition, took place at the St James Theatre, Wellington, on Saturday 15 December, with the […]

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Ballet families – win a trip to see The Australian Ballet perform in Sydney in 2013!

November 21, 2012

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Ballet families – win a trip to see The Australian Ballet perform in Sydney in 2013! In celebration of the Collette Dinnigan for The Australian Ballet at Target collection launching in selected Target stores and online from today, we’re giving away one amazing prize to our biggest young ballet fan! One lucky young dancer will win […]

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Paris Opera Ballet join The Australian Ballet’s gala line-up!

September 20, 2012

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in Etudes. Photography by Georges Antoni

Paris Opera Ballet join The Australian Ballet’s gala line-up! The Australian Ballet are delighted to announce even more sparkling international guest artists for its 50th anniversary gala, which opens on October 31 at Arts Centre Melbourne for five performances only. The company’s actual 50th birthday is on Friday 2 November. The world-renowned Paris Opera Ballet will be […]

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The Australian Ballet celebrates Masterpieces in 2013

September 5, 2012

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Amber Scott and Adam Bull. Photo by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet celebrates Masterpieces in 2013 The company looks beyond 50 for ballet’s next moves The Australian Ballet is presenting a season of ballet masterpieces in 2013, alongside a suite of exciting and innovative offstage projects. Launching the season in Melbourne today, Artistic Director David McAllister announced the 2013 repertoire and a number of initiatives […]

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Dancing coins celebrate The Australian Ballet’s anniversary

August 22, 2012

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Dancing coins celebrate The Australian Ballet’s anniversary The refined art of ballet has been captured forever through the exquisite art of coin design thanks to the release of two collectible coins to mark the 50th anniversary of The Australian Ballet. The Royal Australian Mint has partnered with The Australian Ballet in its latest commemorative coin […]

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Colin Peasley farewells The Australian Ballet after a record 50 years

August 7, 2012

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Colin Peasley photo by Branco Gaica

For immediate release Tuesday 7 August 2012 Colin Peasley farewells The Australian Ballet after a record 50 years A founding member of the company announces his retirement Colin Peasley OAM, a founding dancer of The Australian Ballet and its longest serving member, has announced his retirement from the company after a phenomenal career of 50 years. […]

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The Australian Ballet returns to Perth with Graeme Murphy’s latest reinvention

July 18, 2012

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Kevin Jackson and Madeleine Eastoe. Photography by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet returns to Perth with Graeme Murphy’s latest reinvention Following its 2011 world premiere, Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet is set to sweep audiences off their feet in Perth for the last stop of its national tour. With his trademark dramatic style, Murphy has transformed the world’s most famous love story into something entirely new yet […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake: good versus evil in the enchanted forest

June 28, 2012

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Ty King-Wall and Amber Scott in Swan Lake. Photo by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake: good versus evil in the enchanted forest Baynes and McAllister join forces for this spellbinding 50th anniversary production It was the first ballet ever danced by The Australian Ballet on 2 November 1962 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney; a graceful flurry of artists took to the stage to announce a new era […]

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Icons: a triple bill of works that shaped The Australian Ballet

June 8, 2012

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Kathleen Gorham and Barry Kitcher in The Display

Icons: a triple bill of works that shaped The Australian Ballet Seminal moments from the 60s, 70s and 80s The Australian Ballet celebrates its origins with a season of pivotal ballets from its formative years. Icons will showcase a triple bill of works commissioned over three decades: The Display, Gemini and Beyond Twelve. Icons opens in Melbourne […]

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Tickets to The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary gala on sale next week!

May 11, 2012

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in the premiere season of Peggy van Praagh’s Swan Lake, 1962. Photo by Darryl Smythe

Tickets to The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary gala on sale next week! Almost 50 years to the day that The Australian Ballet took flight with its first ever performance comes a 50th anniversary gala bursting with ballet superstars. International ballet luminary David Hallberg will be coming to Australia especially to dance in the gala season. […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Onegin

February 9, 2012

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Lucinda Dunn and Robert Curran. Photography Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet’s Onegin   For immediate release Thursday 9 February 2012 Onegin: Desire V Duty A tragic Russian drama of deadly duels and unrequited love The audience favourite Onegin makes a triumphant return to the stage in 2012, interpreted by a new     generation of stars. Since its 1976 debut, this tragic love story […]

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