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Kismet Bourne

Kismet grew up in Toowoomba, Queensland and began baby ballerina classes at the age of three. She moved to Melbourne in 1999 to attend The Australian Ballet School. In 2002, Kismet joined the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, a brand new company in Moncton, New Brunswick. There she performed the principal role of Suzanne, which was created on her for the ballet Figaro. In 2003 Kismet joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet, where she performed numerous soloist roles. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2004 and has toured with the company to New York, London, Cardiff, Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo and Paris.

Repertoire highlights

  • Sylphide in Harald Lander's Études 2012
  • Lady Montague in Graeme Murphy's Romeo & Juliet 2011
  • The Red Queen in Ninette de Valois' Checkmate 2011
  • Clara's Mother in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker 2010
  • Stephen Baynes' Molto Vivace 2010
  • Baroness in Stanton Welch's The Sleeping Beauty 2009
  • Madame X in Kenneth Macmillan's Manon 2008
  • Serge Lifar's Suite en Blanc 2005


  • Geoffrey Rothwell Scholarship 2001
  • Lionel Phillips Scholarship 2000


You may not know ...

Kismet is currently studying a Bachelor of Business online, and has completed The Australian Ballet School's Vocational Graduate Certificate in Elite Dance Instruction. She also teaches for The Australian Ballet's Public Programs, and is a Dancers' Representative and a "ballet buddy" for Blackheath's dance school Dance for Life.




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