Lucinda Dunn in Suite en Blanc. Photo Jim McFarlane
Artists and artistic staff of The Australian Ballet, past and present, share an openness and love of audiences, the confidence to take risks, a spirited attack and the belief that technique on its own is never enough.
Dancing appears as natural to them as walking. They give approximately 200 performances across the country every year – from Petipa to punk, Balanchine to Bangarra.
The company looks different today, significantly taller and more culturally diverse, just as Australian society is different. Over the years, dancers and teachers have been welcomed from China, England, France, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the USA and the USSR. And new ballet school graduates from Asian, Latin American and European backgrounds are helping to make the company look like a snapshot of contemporary Australia. It is a company attuned to its time and place in the world.
Robyn Hendricks and Robert Curran in After the Rain. Photo Jess Bialek
The Australian Ballet performs a mix of classical and contemporary ballets from Australian and international choreographers past and present. Download a comprehensive list of the company's repertoire.
The Australian Ballet is a full-time ensemble company employing dancers whose talents are showcased in both classical and contemporary repertoire. Read more about our dancers.
The Australian Ballet's unique style of dancing has developed throughout the history of the company and continues to do so. Its blend of influences comes from the ballet staff and visiting guest dancers, teachers and choreographers from around the world. Read more about the company's artistic staff.
The company couldn't shine onstage without the help of many talented staff behind the scenes. Read more