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Adam Bull

"Tender and self-deprecating … a true danseur noble"

The Observer, UK

Adam Bull was born in 1981 and began training at Dance World 301 with Brian Nolan before joining The Australian Ballet School. In 2000, he represented Australia in the Paris International Ballet Competition, before graduating from The Australian Ballet School with honours in 2001. Adam joined The Australian Ballet in 2002, going on to dance in many leading roles. After just six months as a senior artist, Adam was promoted to the highest rank of principal artist in June 2008, capping off a string of critically acclaimed lead performances. Adam has danced a vast range of the male classical repertoire; he has a fondness for works  by George Balanchine, Kenneth MacMillan, Graeme Murphy, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor. Performing in principal lead roles in the company's tours to Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles and Japan have been career highlights.

Repertoire highlights

  • Prince Siegfried in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 2008-2014
  • des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2014, 2008
  • The Prince in Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker 2014, 2010, 2007
  • James In La Sylphide 2013, 2005
  • The Prince in Alexei Ratamsky’s Cinderella, 2013
  • Prince Siegfried in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2013, 2012
  • Onegin in John Cranko’s Onegin 2012
  • Bedroom Pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon with American Ballet Theatre's  Julie Kent, The Australian Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala, 2012
  • Danilo in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow 2011
  • Albrecht in Giselle 2006

Guest appearances

  • Swan Lake with Shanghai Ballet 2014
  • 1st Chinese International Ballet Gala 2013
  • Fall for Dance Festival, New York 2011
  • Stuttgart Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala 2011
  • The Dancers Company tour 2006
 

Awards

  • Green Room Award 'year's work' nomination 2009
  • Benois de la Danse Best Male Dancer nomination for Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake 2009
  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2006 and 2004
  • Green Room nomination for Albrecht in Giselle 2006
  • The Australian Ballet Society Scholarship in 2001

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"I have ticked off a lifelong dream of visiting the Antarctic continent, doing so in our summer break at the end of 2009. Landing at the same site as the famous Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson was an awe-inspiring and life-changing experience.”

 

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