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Andrew Killian

"Immaculate and debonair"

Dance Australia

Melbourne-born Andrew Killian, a student of The Australian Ballet School, joined The Australian Ballet in 2000 and was promoted to principal artist in 2011. During his time with The Australian Ballet Andrew has thoroughly enjoyed performing leading roles in the company's extensive classical repertoire including Lescaut in Sir Kenneth McMillan's Manon, Espada in Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote, the Prince in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker, and the Cavalier in George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial. Andrew has also been involved in the creation of many new works including Stephen Baynes' Constant Variants and Tim Harbour's Wa. Andrew enjoys working closely with choreographers and offers a unique versatility that places him in high demand. Andrew has toured with The Australian Ballet to New Zealand, Japan, China, the UK and France. Andrew was nominated for the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award in 2009.

Repertoire highlights

  • A Suite of Dances 2008
  • The Cage 2008
  • Rites 2008
  • Spring Waters 2007
  • After the Rain© 2007
  • Stepping Stones 2005
  • Forgotten Land 2005
  • Petite Mort 2005

Guest appearances

  • Fool's Paradise with Morphoses 2009
  • The Nutcracker with Houston Ballet 2007

You may not know ...

Andrew is still struggling to learn how to cook and cried like a baby at his best friend’s wedding..



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