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The Australian Ballet | Ako Kondo is promoted to Principal Artist

April 15, 2015

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Ako Kondo. Photography by Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet | Ako Kondo is promoted to Principal Artist Known for her explosive technique and beautiful quality of movement, Ako Kondo has been promoted to Principal Artist with The Australian Ballet, the Company’s highest rank. Artistic Director David McAllister made the surprise announcement on stage, following the performance of Giselle at Sydney Opera House […]

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For the first time, The Australian Ballet’s critically acclaimed Giselle dances its way to Brisbane’s Riverstage

March 26, 2015

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in Giselle. Photography by Jeff Busb

For the first time, The Australian Ballet’s critically acclaimed Giselle dances its way to Brisbane’s Riverstage with the announcement of Telstra Ballet in the Gardens free outdoor performance on 29 May 2015 Following the renewal of its 30 year partnership with Telstra for a further three years, The Australian Ballet is thrilled to be heading […]

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The Australian Ballet | 24-year old Coryphée Jessica Fyfe granted Walter Bourke Prize

March 19, 2015

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Jessica Fyfe of The Australian Ballet. Photography James Braund

The Australian Ballet | 24-year old Coryphée Jessica Fyfe granted Walter Bourke Prize, which sees her travelling to Germany and UK during 2014-2015 Following tonight’s performance of Giselle, at Arts Centre Melbourne, The Australian Ballet was thrilled to announce that Jessica Fyfe has been granted the Walter Bourke Prize. This $25,000 travel scholarship will see […]

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The Australian Ballet | Madeleine Eastoe to retire

March 5, 2015

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Madeleine Eastoe in Romeo & Juliet. Photography by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet | Madeleine Eastoe to retire Madeleine Eastoe, one of The Australian Ballet’s most revered ballerinas, has announced she will hang up her pointe shoes this year after a spectacular eighteen year career Acclaimed for her magnetic stage persona and fearless technique, Madeleine Eastoe has announced that, after an incredible 18 year career, […]

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The Australian Ballet welcomes four new faces, and farewells two, as the New Year begins

January 19, 2015

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Natasha Kusch, Shaun Andrews, Nicola Curry and Callum Linnane

The Australian Ballet welcomes four new faces, and farewells two, as the New Year begins Returning to the studio for the first time this year, The Australian Ballet welcomes four exciting new additions to the Company and farewells two dancers, as rehearsals for Swan Lake, Giselle and The Dream get under way. New dancers Acclaimed […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Nutcracker : special Christmas Eve TV screening

December 23, 2014

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THE NUTCRACKER: special Christmas Eve TV screening 4.40pm Wednesday 24 December on ABC The Australian Ballet is delighted to confirm that its hit production The Nutcracker will screen on ABC tomorrow, Wednesday 24 December at the revised time of 4.40pm Eastern Standard Time.   Audiences across Australia can enjoy the festive magic of The Australian […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Giselle: undying love and unearthly dancing combine in the ultimate Romantic ballet

December 22, 2014

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Madeleine Eastoe in Giselle. Photo by Dan Boud

The Australian Ballet’s Giselle: undying love and unearthly dancing combine in 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 opens its 2015 Melbourne season with the Romantic blockbuster Giselle. Maina Gielgud’s critically acclaimed production will return […]

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The Australian Ballet announces a very special Christmas Eve screening of The Nutcracker

December 18, 2014

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Benedicte Bemet in The Nutcracker. photo by Georges Antoni

The Australian Ballet announces a very special Christmas Eve screening of The Nutcracker Audiences across Australia can bring the festive magic of The Australian Ballet’s The Nutcracker into their own homes when ABC TV screens the full performance on Christmas Eve. Tune in to ABC at 3.40pm on Wednesday 24 December to relive this spectacular […]

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‘Tis the season to love ballet: new capsule collection for The Australian Ballet shop

November 28, 2014

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Photography Thomas Dallas Watson

‘Tis the season to love ballet: new capsule collection for The Australian Ballet shop Just in time for the festive season, The Australian Ballet has unveiled a beautiful new range of gifts with plenty of pointe-shoe pop. The capsule collection includes limited-edition art prints, T-shirts, postcard sets, calendars, and – for the ultimate ballet fan […]

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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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