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The Australian Ballet returns in 2015 with the ultimate Romantic ballet

November 21, 2014

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Madeleine Eastoe as Giselle. photo by Dan Boud

An ethereal masterpiece: The Australian Ballet returns in 2015 with the ultimate Romantic ballet One of the world’s most heart-rending classics and oldest ballets in repertoire history will sweep audiences off their feet when The Australian Ballet returns in 2015 with the Romantic blockbuster, Giselle. Maina Gielgud’s critically acclaimed production will return for the first […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella sweeps the 2014 Australian Dance Awards; new production and star ballerina named top in their categories

November 10, 2014

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Leanne Stojmenov and Daniel Gaudiello in Cinderella. Photo by Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella sweeps the 2014 Australian Dance Awards;  new production and star ballerina named top in their categories The Australian Ballet was honoured to receive awards in two categories at the Australian Dance Awards, presented by Ausdance NSW in a gala ceremony at the Sydney Opera House last night. The prize for Outstanding […]

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HOUSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NOVEMBER 2014

November 2, 2014

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HOUSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NOVEMBER 2014 Houston Ballet Participates in Dancer Exchange With The Australian Ballet This Holiday Season First Soloists Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews Give Their First Appearance as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince in Houston    Corps de Ballet member Madeline Skelly Debuts as […]

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The Australian Ballet | Swan Lake takes Los Angeles by storm before soaring to San Francisco Bay

October 17, 2014

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Benedicte Bemet in San Francisco. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti

The Australian Ballet | Swan Lake takes Los Angeles by storm before soaring to San Francisco Bay After an absence of four decades The Australian Ballet has made a triumphant return to Los Angeles, astounding the critics and melting the hearts of the public with a wildly successful premiere season of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake […]

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The Australian Ballet lands en pointe in USA this week for its 33rd international tour

October 10, 2014

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Benedicte Bemet, Brooke Lockett, Karen Nanasca and Heidi Martin. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti

The Australian Ballet lands en pointe in USA this week for its 33rd international tour The Australian Ballet has departed local shores and has arrived in California, USA for the West Coast premiere of its most successful work, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. The company has returned to Los Angeles for the first time in 43 […]

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World Ballet Day LIVE leaps to lead place in global online trending

October 3, 2014

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Artists of The Australian Ballet during class on World Ballet Day LIVE. Photography Kate Longley

World Ballet Day LIVE leaps to lead place in global online trending The inaugural World Ballet Day LIVE on Wednesday 1 October 2014 highlighted an enormous global love of ballet as audiences joined to watch the live online stream, engaging across social media channels in unprecedented numbers. Streamed online for 20 hours from 12pm Australian […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Streams Live On World Ballet Day

September 25, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada Streams Live On World Ballet Day   The Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The Royal Ballet |  The National Ballet of Canada | San Francisco Ballet The first ever World Ballet Day on Wednesday, October 1 sees extraordinary and unprecedented access behind the scenes across five of the world’s […]

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World Ballet Day | What you’ll see

September 24, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

World Ballet Day | What you’ll see THE ROYAL BALLET OPENS ITS ‘VIRTUAL DOORS’ FOR AN INSIDE VIEW OF THE WORKING DAY AS PART OF A GLOBAL FIRST: WORLD BALLET DAY ONE DAY OF LIVE STREAMING ON WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER The Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The Royal Ballet | The National Ballet of […]

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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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Ballet superstar Steven Heathcote returns to The Australian Ballet

August 22, 2014

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Steven Heathcote. Photography James Braund

Ballet superstar Steven Heathcote returns to The Australian Ballet Legendary Australian ballet star Steven Heathcote has returned to The Australian Ballet as the company’s newest Ballet Master and Repetiteur. Heathcote’s acclaimed ability to bring characters to life is a coup for the company as it prepares for the Australian premiere of La Bayadère, a dramatic […]

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The Australian Ballet’s The Nutcracker: an enchanting festive favourite back by popular demand to delight Melbourne and Sydney audiences

August 14, 2014

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Benedicte Bemet and Andrew Killian in The Nutcracker. Photography Georges Antoni

The Nutcracker: an enchanting festive favourite back by popular demand to delight Melbourne and Sydney audiences The Australian Ballet prepares to enchant audiences with The Nutcracker, an unmissable opportunity to delve into the wintery fairytale land of Clara and her magical friends. Returning to the stage for the first time since sell-out seasons in 2010, […]

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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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The Australian Ballet jetés into Sydney’s Capitol Theatre: A special Sydney-only season of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake

July 28, 2014

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Amber Scott and Adam Bull in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake. Photography Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet jetés into Sydney’s Capitol Theatre: A special Sydney-only season of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake  Sydney audiences will have the opportunity to see The Australian Ballet’s internationally acclaimed masterpiece as never before, as Odette meets her Prince in the most regal of settings. In February 2015, for the first time ever, The Australian Ballet […]

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The Australian Ballet | La Bayadere

July 25, 2014

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Robyn Hendricks in La Bayadère. Photography Georges Antoni

Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère: Classical ballet meets Bollywood – international superstars heading down under for the Australian première One of Bollywood’s brightest stars, Australian born Pallavi Sharda will add a touch of Bollywood glamour to the opening night of Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère when she joins Melbourne’s glitterati for its Australian première this August. Fresh […]

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The Australian Ballet | The Nutcracker

July 11, 2014

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in The Nutcracker. Photography Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet | The Nutcracker The Australian Ballet prepares to enchant audiences with The Nutcracker, an unmissable opportunity to delve into the wintery fairytale land of Clara and her magical friends. Returning to the stage for the first time since sell-out seasons in 2010, this magical production will bring festive cheer to Melbourne from […]

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Kevin Jackson bound for New York: first Australian Ballet dancer to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in 20 years

May 12, 2014

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Kevin Jackson in Manon. Photography Paul Scala

Kevin Jackson bound for New York: first Australian Ballet dancer to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in 20 years Start spreading the news: Principal Artist Kevin Jackson flying out this week to guest star with America’s national ballet company American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in New York. Invited by the company’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Kevin […]

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Houston Ballet’s Academy Presents Its 2014 Spring Showcase

April 9, 2014

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Houston Ballet Academy - Studies - Mallory Mehaffey_photo by Amitava

Houston Ballet’s Academy Presents Its 2014 Spring Showcase   Young Dancers Perform George Balanchine’s Masterwork Serenade for the First Time, Coached by Former Principal Dancer Leslie Peck   David Lichine’s Comic Gem Graduation Ball Returns to the Repertoire     HOUSTON, TEXAS – On Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 […]

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The Bodytorque DNA: cutting-edge dance, design, music and fashion in an exclusive Melbourne-only season

April 7, 2014

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Ako Kondo and Cristiano Martino in Bodytorque. Photography Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet | The Bodytorque DNA: cutting-edge dance, design, music and fashion in an exclusive Melbourne-only season Australia’s most promising choreographic talent will unleash five new works in the Melbourne debut of Bodytorque – a program that brings together cutting-edge dance, design, music and fashion. Five choreographers have been chosen to create works with […]

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The Australian Ballet |The White Stripes, Mozart and Tchaikovsky unite

April 1, 2014

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Natasha Kusen and Andrew Killian in Petite Mort from Chroma. Photography Paul Scala

The White Stripes, Mozart and Tchaikovsky unite for an electrifying triple bill that bursts the boundaries of ballet Sydney audiences are in for a choreographic explosion this June when The Australian Ballet unleashes Chroma, a thrilling charge of live dance featuring the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and a rearrangement of alt-rockers The White Stripes. Chroma […]

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The Australian Ballet | The end of an era: Lucinda Dunn to take her final curtain call in 2014

March 12, 2014

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Lucinda Dunn in Cinderella. Photography Lynette Wills

The end of an era: Lucinda Dunn to take her final curtain call in 2014 Australia’s longest serving ballerina announces her retirement Australia’s longest serving ballerina Lucinda Dunn OAM will take her final bow at the end of the Manon season following an unprecedented 23-year career with The Australian Ballet. One of Australia’s most loved […]

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