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About us

The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s leading ballet companies, and has been delivering extraordinary performances for over 50 years.

A commitment to excellence, a spirited attack and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. As well as 70 acclaimed dancers, the company employs leaders in injury prevention, marketing, music, digital and education to present upwards of 250 shows and 1000 audience-engagement events each year.  A network of elite artisans work tirelessly behind the scenes to create the splendour you see on stage; our costumes are made with the care given to couture.

Moving effortlessly between the great classical ballets and new contemporary commissions, the company has a unique Australian beauty, powered by athleticism. As it embarks on a new five-year strategic plan, The Australian Ballet is poised to reach more audiences than ever before, both at home and overseas.


“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: Libby Christie

Music Director and Chief Conductor: Nicolette Fraillon

Download a comprehensive list of the company's repertoire



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