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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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Dance off: 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominees announced

March 7, 2014

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From left Imogen Chapman, Jade Wood, Cristiano Martino, Ingrid Gow, Rina Nemoto, Dimity Azoury. Photo Paul Jeffers

Dance off: 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominees announced the winner to take home $20,000 cash! Six lucky dancers are in the running to win the most prestigious prize in Australian ballet, the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, after nominations were announced onstage in Melbourne this evening. The 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA) nominees are […]

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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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Telstra Ballet in the Bowl: The Australian Ballet presents a FREE performance commemorating a 30 year partnership

February 7, 2014

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in Swan Lake in the 2012 Telstra Ballet in the Bowl. Photography Lynette Wills

Telstra Ballet in the Bowl: The Australian Ballet presents a FREE performance commemorating a 30 year partnership  To celebrate an unprecedented 30-year partnership with Principal Partner Telstra, The Australian Ballet will kick off its 2014 Melbourne season with the return of  Telstra Ballet in the Bowl and the onstage announcement of the 2014 nominees for […]

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The White Stripes, Mozart and Tchaikovsky unite for an electrifying triple bill that bursts the boundaries of ballet

February 6, 2014

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Natasha Kusen and Andrew Killian in 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 May 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. It […]

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The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014!

January 23, 2014

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Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson in Manon. Photography Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014! Two programs no ballet fan should miss Lovers of classical technique are in for a treat when The Australian Ballet kicks off its 2014 season in Brisbane this February. The company is bringing two programs: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Manon and the double bill […]

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A BLOCH DOUBLE BILL

January 21, 2014

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Juliet Burnett & Daniel Gaudiello, The Australian Ballet

A BLOCH DOUBLE BILL Bloch Announces Ambassadors for 2014 We are pleased to announce that two artists from The Australian Ballet will join the ranks as Bloch Ambassadors in 2014. Juliet Burnett and Daniel Gaudiello will be the Australian contingent in an international line-up of Bloch elite, including Polina Semionova and Sarah Lamb.* Bloch is […]

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The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014!

December 5, 2013

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Miwako Kubota in Ballet Imperial from Imperial Suite. Photography Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet brings its best to Brisbane in February 2014! Lovers of classical technique are in for a treat when The Australian Ballet kicks off its 2014 season in Brisbane next February. The company is bringing two programs: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Manon and the double bill Imperial Suite, which pairs George Balanchine’s Ballet […]

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2013 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award win marks a triumphant homecoming for VIC dancer

November 29, 2013

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Chris Rodgers-Wilson photo by Paul Scala

 2013 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award win marks a triumphant homecoming for VIC dancer Chris Rodgers-Wilson has been crowned the 2013 winner of the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA), receiving a $20,000 cash prize awarded by Principal Partner Telstra. The win marks a triumphant homecoming for the 25-year-old from Camberwell in Victoria. Chris began his professional […]

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Chengwu Guo rockets to the top of The Australian Ballet

November 25, 2013

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Chengwu Guo in Don Quixote. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti

Chengwu Guo rockets to the top of The Australian Ballet s most exciting young stars, Chengwu Guo s highest rank of principal artist. Artistic Director David McAllister made the surprise announcement onstage s closing performance of the La Sylphide season at the Sydney Opera House. Guo’s proud parents were secretly flown in from Melbourne to […]

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The Australian Ballet | David Hallberg to guest star in Cinderella

November 20, 2013

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David Hallberg in Jerome Robbins' Other Dances with ABT Photograph Rosalie O'Connor

The Australian Ballet | David Hallberg to guest star in Cinderella In an exciting coup, The Australian Ballet have secured international ballet sensation David Hallberg as a guest artist for the Sydney season of Cinderella. Hallberg will dance the role of the Prince in a select number of performances: the evenings of Tuesday 10, Thursday […]

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David McAllister celebrates 30 years with The Australian Ballet

October 24, 2013

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David McAllister celebrates 30 years with The Australian Ballet A treasured Australian dance icon marks three decades of dance The Australian Ballet today honoured Artistic Director David McAllister AM and his 30-year anniversary with the company. The Board, dancers and staff surprised him in the studios of the company’s headquarters in Melbourne with cake, balloons […]

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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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Dutch National Ballet | REMI WÖRTMEYER WINS ALEXANDRA RADIUS PRIZE 2013

September 10, 2013

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Remi Wörtmeyer with the award. Photo Angela Sterling

Dutch National Ballet | REMI WÖRTMEYER WINS ALEXANDRA RADIUS PRIZE 2013 * “A dancer who stands out for his clear style and wonderful stage presence” (from the jury’s report). * Winner of the 25th edition receives € 2,500 and an artwork. * Prize presented by Alexandra Radius at the Dutch National Ballet’s Gala. Australian dancer […]

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The Australian Ballet launches its 2014 season

September 3, 2013

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Imogen Chapman. Photography by Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet launches its 2014 season The White Stripes, a flying goose and a touch of exotic India The Australian Ballet launched its 2014 season in Melbourne today at its Production Centre in Altona, recreating the magical moment from The Nutcracker where Clara is transported to the Land of the Sweets by a giant […]

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