Tag Archives: Australian Ballet

The Australian days of Annette Page, Ronald Hynd and Dudley Simpson

Annette Page and Ronald Hynd in The Firebird, Royal Ballet, 1959, photo © Roy Round

When Margot Fonteyn toured Australia in 1962 she brought with her an elite group of seven dancers, shown in the

Promotions, joiners and leavers: The Australian Ballet 2018

Jade Wood, In the Upper Room, photo © Kate Longley

The Australian Ballet’s updated Dancers’ page on its website shows the company’s most recent promotions for 2018. Valerie Tereshchenko and

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

Whoops and whistles as Misty brings down the house

Jade Wood, Marcus Morelli, Misty Copeland, Kevin Jackson and David McAllister @mistyonpointe

It wasn’t your everyday ballet audience. There were whoops, cheers and whistles as Misty Copeland made her entrance as Aurora

Kenneth MacMillan: His creative spirit remains, 25 years after his death

Kenneth Macmillan, photo © Anthony Crickmay

To mark the 25th anniversary of MacMillan’s death – in October 1992 – six dance companies in the United Kingdom

The Australian Ballet’s 2018 tent pole: Spartacus reinvented for the 21st century

The Australian Ballet's Spartacus poster, 1978

In any ballet season there’s always a big show, a premiere, a hook that adds that extra bit of excitement

World Ballet Day 2017

World Ballet Day 2017

The next WBD is on 5 October. Five companies, The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi, Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and

Together they stand: the trend for co-productions in the ballet world

Harlequinade, New York City Ballet, photo © Paul Kolnik

We’re fast approaching the time when dance companies release their 2018 repertoire. The Queensland Ballet will reveal its season on

Vale Bryan Lawrence, the English dancer handpicked for the Australian Ballet by Peggy van Praagh and Robert Helpmann

Bryan Lawrence, Melbourne Cup, Australian Ballet, 1967, photo ©  Keith Byron

When Bryan Lawrence was a ballet student training in London, he once jumped so high that he felt “wonderful –

“Isn’t this the most fantastic thing?” How Kristian Fredrikson’s greatest wish came true

Kristian Fredrikson, 2000, photo © Peter Brew-Bevan

Kristian Fredrikson fell in love with the ballet, Nutcracker, and the music of Tchaikovsky when the Borovansky Ballet toured to