Jill Ogai was born in Sydney in 1993, and grew up on Bondi Beach. At the age of four she and her twin brother, after watching a ballet video, surprised their parents by asking if they could start ballet classes. She began at The Ballet Class Rose Bay. When her family moved to Adelaide she continued training with Sheila Laing and Elayne Cherry before moving to Melbourne at age 14 to begin full time studies at The Australian Ballet School. Jill toured with the Dancers Company in 2010 and 2011 and joined The Australian Ballet Company in 2012.
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Jill paints, draws and makes her own clothing.
Photography James Braund
Jill Ogai in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake
Photography Jeff Busby
Jill Ogai rehearsing Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake
Photography Lynette Wills