Amy Harris, Vivienne Wong and Rudy Hawkes.
Photo James Braund
On Thursday 1 March 2012 The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister announced the promotion of three dancers.
Amy Harris and Rudy Hawkes will become senior artists and Vivienne Wong will be made a soloist.
These promotions are effective immediately and were spurred on by the trio’s exceptional performances in the Infinity triple bill, currently on at Arts Centre Melbourne before heading to the Sydney Opera House on April 5.
Amy impressed many with her performances in 2011 as Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, and as Hanna in The Merry Widow. She has won the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award People’s Choice twice, and is a current 2012 nominee.
The past twelve months has been a year of highlights for Rudy. He was nominated for the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award and shone brightly in Glen Tetley’s Gemini as part of New York’s Fall for Dance Festival during October.
Last year Vivienne made her choreographic debut with her work Touch Transfer as part of the Sydney Bodytorque program. She is currently receiving great reviews for her role as the Evening Star in Stephen Page’s Waramuk – in the dark night.
The Australian Ballet congratulates this talented group of young dancers as they embark on the next exciting stage of their performing careers.