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Rudy Hawkes

At the age of seven, Ipswich-born Rudy joined his local dance school, where he spent several years learning jazz, tap, and contemporary ballet. He studied at the Shayne McCormick Dance Centre and Brisbane Dance Centre before joining the Queensland Dance School of Excellence. He moved to Melbourne in 2002 to take up a position at The Australian Ballet School. In 2004 Rudy was selected to participate in a student exchange to New York and Toronto, taking classes with the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2005 and was promoted to soloist for the 2011 season. Rudy has enjoyed working with many choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, Stephen Page and Stephen Baynes.

Repertoire Highlights

  • Onegin in John Cranko's Onegin 2012
  • Ceyx in Tim Harbour's Halcyon 2010
  • Octavian in Graeme Murphy's The Silver Rose 2010
  • Prince Partner in Graeme Murphy's Nutcracker - The Story of Clara 2009
  • Stephen Page's Rites 2008
  • Rat Pack member in Stephen Baynes' Raymonda 2006
  • Stephen Page's Amalgamate 2006
  • Jiří Kylián's Forgotten Land, Stepping Stones and Petite Mort 2005


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2011, 2007
  • Lionel Phillips Scholarship 2003


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