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Ben Davis

Born in Melbourne in 1982, Ben Davis used to tag along to his sister's jazz ballet classes and copy the routines from the back of the studio before he started attending his own classes at age seven. He trained with Leeanne Rutherford of Ballet Theatre Australia and joined The Australian Ballet in 2005. Ben was promoted to coryphée in 2009 and to soloist for the 2011 season.

Repertoire highlights

  • The Outsider in Robert Helpmann's The Display 2012
  • Gremin in John Cranko's Onegin 2012
  • First Red Knight in Ninette de Valois' Checkmate 2011
  • The Baron in Graeme Murphy's The Silver Rose 2010
  • Stanton Welch's Divergence 2009
  • The Professor in Alexei Ratmansky's Scuola di ballo 2009
  • Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1929 2009
  • Nicolo Fonte's The Possibility Space 2008
  • Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort 2005


  • Maurice Sullivan scholarship 2007

You may not know ...

Ben is a professional make-up artist, having received a Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services.




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