"Her dancing is fearless and utterly assured"
A graduate of The Australian Ballet School, Perth-born Madeleine Eastoe joined the company in 1997 and danced many lead roles before being promoted to principal artist following her debut as Giselle in 2006. Madeleine has particularly enjoyed working one-on-one with choreographer Stephen Baynes to create the lead role in 2007's Constant Variants, and dancing with guest artists such as Angel Corella in La Fille mal gardée and Cédric Ygnace in Giselle. A career highlight was dancing Odette on the opening night of Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake in London, a role she reprised on the company's 2007 Japan tour and 2008 Paris and Manchester tours. Madeleine has also toured internationally with The Australian Ballet to China, Singapore, New Zealand and the USA.
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"My great uncle Herbert Sachse invented the Pavlova dessert. He was a chef at the Esplanade Hotel in 1935 and was asked by the opera singer Dame Nellie Melba for a nice light dessert. Inspired by the dancer Anna Pavlova who was performing in Perth at the time, he named it after her for the 'light and fluffy' qualities it's so famous for."