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Artistic staff
Resident choreographer Stephen Baynes. Photography James Braund

Resident choreographer Stephen Baynes. Photo James Braund

Under the guidance of Artistic Director David McAllister, The Australian Ballet presents a diverse mix of ballets every year.

The dancers regularly make us gasp in wonder at the prowess of the human body in motion. But their athleticism is tempered with an aesthetic regard for the quality of the movement and its ability to communicate emotion. The dancers' guides in this quest to go beyond "gymnastic tricks and pretty movements" are our talented and dedicated ballet staff.

David McAllister AM: Artistic Director

Fiona Tonkin: Artistic Associate and Principal Ballet Mistress

Eve Lawson: Ballet Mistress and Specialist Repetiteur

Steven Heathcote: Ballet Master and Regional Touring Associate

Tristan Message: Ballet Master and Planning and Strategy Associate

Megan Connelly: Ballet Mistress and Rehabilitation Specialist

Nicolette Fraillon: Music Director & Chief Conductor

Our resident choreographers regularly produce dynamic new works for the company, in both the contemporary and classical ballet languages.

Stephen Baynes: Resident Choreographer

Stanton Welch: Resident Choreographer

Tim Harbour: Resident Choreographer

To support our company of around 70 dancers, The Australian Ballet employs over a hundred people in other departments, including company management, marketing, publicity, music, healthcare, production, technical (taking in stage management), as well as teachers and coaches of dancing. Read more about our supporting cast.



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