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Lana Jones

"Mesmerising in execution"

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Lana Jones was born in Coffs Harbour but moved soon after to Canberra, where she commenced her ballet training at the Canberra Youth Ballet School. She moved to Melbourne in 1999 to attend The Australian Ballet School, graduating dux to join The Australian Ballet in 2002. In 2005 she was promoted to coryphée and won the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, the highest accolade of its kind for Australian Ballet dancers. A rising star within the ranks, Lana’s dancing has been critically acclaimed as 'joyous and effervescent', with one writer declaring her performance in George Balanchine's Apollo as 'supernatural'. Lana was promoted to principal artist in 2010.

Repertoire highlights

  • Odette/Odile in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake 2012
  • Glen Tetley's Gemini 2012
  • George Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, 2012
  • Principal Lady in Harald Landers' Études, 2012
  • Juliet in Graeme Murphy's Romeo & Juliet 2011
  • Sir Kenneth Macmillan's Concerto (1st and 3rd movement) 2011
  • Pas de deux in Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain© 2011
  • Swanhilda in Coppélia 2010
  • Aurora, Carabosse and Lilac Fairy in Stanton Welch's The Sleeping Beauty 2009
  • The Baroness in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 2009
  • Firebird in Graeme Murphy's Firebird 2009
  • Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1929 2010
  • George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial 2008
  • Grand pas classique pas de deux 2008
  • Kitri in Don Quixote 2007

Guest Appearances

  • West Australian Ballet
  • Hong Kong Ballet 2011
  • Fall for Dance Festival, New York
 

Awards

  • Khitercs Foundation scholarship to The Royal Ballet
  • Australian Dance Award for outstanding performance by a female dancer in Firebird 2009
  • Green Room Award for best female dancer in Firebird 2009
  • Helpmann Award for best female dancer in Firebird 2009
  • Helpmann Award for best female dancer in Forgotten Land 2006
  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2005

You may not know ...

Lana loves photography, jet skiing and the beach, and has two dogs, Chloe and Rico.

 

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