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Brett Simon

Brett Simon was born in Adelaide and began his dance training with Sheila Laing. He completed his training at The Australian Ballet School in 2003 and joined WA Ballet upon graduating. In 2005 Brett was nominated for a Helpmann Award for his performance of Valmont in Simon Dow's Dangerous Liaisons. In 2006 he appeared as a guest artist with Hong Kong Ballet and returned there full-time as senior soloist in 2007. While there, Brett danced works by Rudi van Dantzig, Ronald Hynd, William Forsythe, George Balanchine and then-Director John Meehan, as well as works by The Australian Ballet's Resident Choreographers Stanton Welch and Stephen Baynes. Brett joined The Australian Ballet as a coryphée in 2009 and was promoted to soloist in 2011.

Repertoire Highlights

  • Wayne McGregor's Chroma 2014

  • Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort 2014

  • Lescaut and the Gaoler in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon 2014

  • Gurn in Erik Bruhn's La Sylphide 2013

  • Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura 2013

  • Glenn Tetley's Gemini 2012

  • Prince Gremin in Cranko's Onegin 2012

  • Count Danilo in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow 2011, 2007
  • Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain©, 2011
  • Stephen Baynes' At the edge of night 2010
  • William Forsythe's Steptext 2009
  • Romeo in Rudi van Dantzig's Romeo and Juliet 2007
  • Le Viscomte de Valmont in Simon Dow's Dangerous Liaisons 2005


  • Helpmann Award nomination for Best Male Dancer 2005
  • Keith M Christensen Award for Excellence
  • The Geoffrey Rothwell Scholarship
  • The Noel Pelly Scholarship


You may not know…

Brett is studying a Bachelor of Business part time and he has two French bulldogs named Belle and D'Artagnan.



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