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Halaina Hills

Halaina Hills was born in Sydney and began her ballet training at the Valerie Jenkins Academy of Ballet before moving to the full-time school of Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy. In 2004,sherelocated to Melbourne to commence her training at The Australian Ballet School and performed with The Dancers Company’s tour of regional Australia in both 2005 and 2006. Halaina graduated from The Australian Ballet School with an Advanced Diploma of Dance, joining The Australian Ballet in January 2007. She was promoted to coryphée in 2011.

Repertoire highlights

  • Female Lead, Graeme Murphy's The Narrative of Nothing 2012
  • Swanhilda's Friend, Coppélia 2010
  • Canari Fairy and Fire Fairy, Stanton Welch's The Sleeping Beauty 2009
  • Nacho Duato's Por vos muero 2009
  • Serenade solo, Suite en Blanc 2009
  • Nicolo Fonte's The Possibility Space 2008
  • Cygnet, Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 2010, 2009, 2008


  • Lissa Black Award for Classical Ballet 2011
  • Christensen Award for Excellence 2006
  • Finalist in McDonald Performing Arts Scholarship 2003
  • Big Brother Scholarship 2003

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One day, Halaina would like to work in the Women's Weekly test kitchens.



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