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Leanne Stojmenov in Graeme Murphy's Nutcracker. Photo Branco Gaica
Leanne Stojmenov in Graeme Murphy's Nutcracker. Photo
Branco Gaica

Founded in 1962, The Australian Ballet is one of the country's flagship arts companies, and for nearly five decades has been the defining face of ballet in Australia.

The company presents a broad range of repertoire, honouring the traditions of ballet as well as looking towards its future with contemporary works by major Australian and international choreographers, and new commissions that explore the development of this dynamic art form. The Australian Ballet's diverse repertoire reflects the company’s motto: caring for tradition, daring to be different. At every level of the organisation, tradition and innovation go hand in hand.

Versatility, technical excellence and a warm, friendly style are the trademarks of The Australian Ballet; qualities that have earned both critical and audience acclaim.

Each year, The Australian Ballet presents approximately 200 performances in both cities and regional areas around Australia, and has a long history of high-profile international touring. It is an ambassador for Australian culture on the world stage, and a passionate advocate for the arts at home.

In Australia, ballet is an art form that enjoys support at all levels of society. Almost every suburb and country town in Australia has a local ballet school, providing an active and engaged stakeholder base at a grassroots level in the community.

“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 The Australian Ballet’s 2013 Annual Report
Download a comprehensive list of the company’s repertoire
Download a comprehensive list of the company's dancers
Download a comprehensive list of the company’s international tours




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