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Brett Chynoweth

Brett Chynoweth was born in Melbourne. At age five, he began training at a local ballet school. He soon moved to The Australian Ballet School, where he received, among other awards, the Dr HC (Nuggett) Coombes Travelling Scholarship, which enabled him to train in New York and Toronto, and the prestigious Graeme Murphy Award for Excellence in Contemporary Dance. Brett has been on five Dancers Company tours between 2003-08. He graduated dux from The Australian Ballet School with honours to join The Australian Ballet at the beginning of 2009. Brett has since danced with the company across Australia and overseas, as well as studying throughout Europe on scholarship.

In 2013 Brett was awarded the Walter Bourke Prize, which enabled him to spend five months in the UK and Holland, working with The Royal Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. With The Royal Ballet he performed in Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote and Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet.

Repertoire highlights

  • Wayne McGregor's Chroma 2014

  • Lescaut in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon 2014

  • Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1929 2013

  • Melancholic in George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments 2013

  • Earl's Equerry in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 2013, 2012

  • Mercutio in Graeme Murphy's Romeo & Juliet 2012, 2011

  • Goro in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly 2011

  • Lead Cupid in Stephen Baynes' Molto Vivace 2010

  • Nacho Duato's Por vos Muero 2009


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award Nominee 2011
  • Maurice Sullivan Memorial Scholarship 2011/12
  • The Walter Bourke Prize 2013

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"On the weekend or my days off, I love to get a coffee and roam the city and the galleries of Melbourne."



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