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Alice’s Romp Through Wonderland

Adam Bull, Steven Heathcote, Amy Harris and Ako Kondo, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the Australian Ballet, photo © Daniel Boud

Could any creative team have as much fun as the men who sat down together to make the ballet Alice’s

Coppelia: The win-win production imprinted in the Australian Ballet’s history

Ako Kondo, Chengwu Guo and artists of the Australian Ballet, photo © Daniel Boud

The collaboration of Peggy van Praagh, Kristian Fredrikson and George Ogilvie is one of the most successful in the Australian

A night of swoons, sighs and razmatazz: The Australian Ballet’s gala of 2016

Leanne Stojmanov and artists of the Australian Ballet, Symphony in C, photo © Daniel Boud

A spoonful of pas de deux by the late Agrippina Vaganova and the very present Christopher Wheeldon would be excellent

Diana and Actaeon, the odd couple of a Soviet showstopper

Ako Kondo and Chengwu Guo, Diana and Acteon, photo © Daniel Boud

There’s nothing quite like the Diana and Actaeon* pas de deux to excite a ballet audience. The piece is a

Sleeping Beauty in Sydney, a second viewing

Lana Jones and Kevin Jackson in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, the Australian Ballet, 2015, photo © Jeff Busby

Last September, the Melbourne premiere of the Australian Ballet’s new Sleeping Beauty represented the big picture, with a multitude of

20:21: Shot out of the canon and onto the stage

In the Upper Room, the Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s triple bill begins and ends with jogging. The curtain opens to reveal a diagonal of dancers in

Ako Kondo rises to the top of the Australian Ballet

Ako Kondo in Bodytorque, the Australian Ballet, photo ©  Paul Scala

The Australian Ballet has a new principal dancer. Following her performance this evening (14 April) as Giselle, Ako Kondo was

Madeleine Eastoe followed Maina Gielgud’s advice and made the role of Giselle “entirely her own”

Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson, GIselle, Australian Ballet, © photo Jeff Busby

Every ballerina lucky enough to dance Giselle portrays the role in her own particular way. Of course she’s directed and

Madeleine Eastoe to make her farewell performance in July

Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake,  Australian Ballet, photo © Lisa Tomasetti

After an 18-year career, the principal dancer, Madeleine Eastoe, 36, will retire from the Australian Ballet following her last performance

A five star show to start the Australian Ballet’s year

Madeleine Eastoe, the Australian Ballet, Swan Lake Act III, photo © Lisa Tomasetti

The Australian Ballet delivered a triple treat on the opening night of the company’s 2015 season. Madeleine Eastoe, Kevin Jackson