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Ballet Master and Planning and Strategy Associate

Tristan was born and grew up in Melbourne, graduating from The Australian Ballet School in 1999. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2000 and was promoted to Soloist in 2005. Tristan was known as a strong dancer, a sensitive partner and a compelling artist. He performed soloist and principal roles including Jean de Brienne in Stephan Baynes’ Raymonda and the lead roles in Spartacus and The Sentimental Bloke. He also danced works by Graeme Murphy, Stanton Welch, Glen Tetley, Christopher Wheeldon and Jiří Kylián. During Tristan’s career he toured with The Australian Ballet to China, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and France. While still dancing Tristan began teaching at The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School and studying for the Vocation Graduate Certificate in Elite Ballet Instruction through The Australian Ballet School. Tristan joined The School full time as a classical teacher in 2009 and was invited by Artistic Director David McAllister to rejoin The Australian Ballet as Ballet Master and Repetiteur in 2012.



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