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Jacob Sofer

Jacob Sofer was born in Israel and moved to Melbourne at the age of five. He studied at the National Theatre Ballet School and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School before attending The Australian Ballet School. After graduating Jacob joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2003 where he danced the role of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet both in New Zealand and during the 2004 UK tour. He also danced the role of Franz in Coppélia and several main roles in contemporary seasons. Jacob joined The Australian Ballet at the beginning of 2005 and was promoted to soloist in 2011.

Repertoire highlights

  • The Photographer in Graeme Murphy's The Silver Rose 2010
  • The Professor in Alexei Ratmansky's Scuola di ballo 2009
  • Stephen Baynes' Constant Variants 2007
  • Peter Wright's The Nutcracker 2007
  • Don Quixote 2007
  • Stephen Baynes' Raymonda 2006
  • JiřÍ Kylián's Petite Mort 2005

You may not know ...

Jacob enjoys designing, photography and riding his motorbike and has a mini schnauzer called Spiky.



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