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The Australian Ballet launch new contemporary dancewear range by Keto

July 21, 2015

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Photo Ren Pidgeon

The Australian Ballet launch new contemporary dancewear range by Keto Designed by dancers and featuring the distinctive 2015 Year of Beauty creative The Australian Ballet has this week launched Keto, a new contemporary dancewear label created by Australian Ballet Soloist Jacob Sofer and his partner Peggy Jackson. Designed and made in Australia using premium fabrics, […]

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The Australian Ballet’s contemporary triple bill 20:21 opens in Melbourne 27 August and Sydney 5 November 2015

July 16, 2015

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Dimity Azoury, Rudy Hawkes and Robyn Hendricks, photography by Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet’s contemporary triple bill 20:21 opens in Melbourne 27 August and Sydney 5 November 2015 With not a tutu or tiara in sight, the best dance of the 20th century and the freshest of the 21st combine in The Australian Ballet’s 20:21, emerging in Melbourne next month. This electrifying triple bill plays at […]

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The Australian Ballet announces China tour program, with confirmed support from government and two new sponsors

May 27, 2015

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Chengwu Guo and Ako Kondo, photography by Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet announces China tour program, with confirmed support from government and two new sponsors The Australian Ballet have today announced the company will tour to Beijing and Shanghai in October 2015, performing programs which include two of the company’s best loved signature works Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Cinderella and a Mixed Bill  program […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Year of Beauty is set to enchant Adelaide this winter

May 8, 2015

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Giselle, photography by Jeff Busby, and The Dream, photography by Daniel Boud

With ghostly spirits and magical woodlands, The Australian Ballet’s Year of Beauty is set to enchant Adelaide this winter South Australians will have the chance to see two magical ballet programs and peek behind the scenes of the national dance company, when The Australian Ballet returns to Adelaide in July. The beautiful tragedy of Giselle […]

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The belle of the ball returns: The Australian Ballet’s sell-out hit Cinderella has its homecoming in Melbourne from 19 June 2015

May 8, 2015

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Artists of The Australian Ballet in Cinderella. Photography by Jeff Busby

The belle of the ball returns: The Australian Ballet’s sell-out hit Cinderella has its homecoming in Melbourne from 19 June 2015 Set to warm hearts in Melbourne this winter, The Australian Ballet’s award-winning hit Cinderella is back for an exclusive encore season at Arts Centre Melbourne, from 19 to 27 June 2015. Already a landmark […]

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The Australian Ballet announces ‘pop-up’ Bodytorque Up Late performance for audiences in Sydney and Melbourne in 2015

May 5, 2015

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Charles Thompson and Heidi Martin rehearse From something, To nothing.

The Australian Ballet announces ‘pop-up’ Bodytorque Up Late performance for audiences in Sydney and Melbourne in 2015 The Australian Ballet has just announced that Bodytorque Up Late, its contemporary dance initiative showcasing rising talent in the company, continues in 2015 as a pop-up performance program. Audiences attending The Dream program on Friday 8 May will have the chance […]

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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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