Founded in 1962, The Australian Ballet is one of the country's flagship arts companies, and for nearly five decades has been the defining face of ballet in Australia.
Each year it performs works from the classical repertoire as well as contemporary works by major Australian and international choreographers, and new commissions that explore the development and future of this dynamic art form. The Australian Ballet's diverse repertoire reflects the company’s motto: caring for tradition, daring to be different.
One of the busiest ballet companies in the world, The Australian Ballet annually presents approximately 200 performances in cities and regional areas around Australia, in addition to regular international touring. Recent tours include Paris, Manchester, Tokyo, Shanghai, Auckland, Cardiff and a season in London for which the company won the UK Critics' Circle award for Best Foreign Dance Company.
Versatility, technical excellence and a warm, friendly style are the trademarks of The Australian Ballet; qualities that have earned both critical and audience acclaim.
“There is something of a golden age at The Australian Ballet. There’s not much it can’t do, and can’t do breathtakingly well.” Herald Sun
“A classical company of depth, style and unified spirit” Sydney Morning Herald
Artistic Director David McAllister AM
Executive Director Valerie Wilder
Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon
Download The Australian Ballet’s 2012 Annual Report
Download a comprehensive list of the company's repertoire