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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

Kevin Jackson seizes the day with his Sydney debut as Nijinsky

Kevin Jackson and Amber Scott, Nijinsky, Australian Ballet, photo © Wendell Teodorow

The opening night of Neumeier’s Nijinsky in Sydney was Remembrance Day, the 11th of November, a day that marks the

Ratmansky’s Cinderella at the Coliseum – a round up of the London reviews

Artists of the Australian Ballet in Cinderella, 2013, photo © Jeff Busby

The London critics are mostly in agreement in their reviews of the Australian Ballet’s Cinderella, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky in

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

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

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

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

Gillian Murphy as Nikiya, a night to remember and the journey of La Bayadère from Petipa to the 21st century

Gillian Murphy rehearsing La Bayadere, The Australian Ballet,  photo © Kate Langley

With Christmas Eve just a month away, I thought I’d already seen the outstanding Australian dance performances of the year.

First the glitter, then the shadowplay: the Australian Ballet’s double bill

Daniel Gaudiello in La Sylphide, The Australian Ballet 2013, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s latest program is a study in contrasts: Romantic era French, versus Imperial Russian, a chandelier versus a

The Australian Ballet gala: Tributes to the past, hopes for the future

Australian Ballet gala curtain call, photo © Australian Ballet gala curtain call, front row, Sofiane Sylve and Pierre-Francois Vilanoba, Julie Kent, Maina Gielgud, David McAllister, Dame Margaret Scott, Marilyn Jones, Marilyn Rowe, Naoki Takagishi and Mizuka Ueno  photo © Filip Konikowski

On November 2, 2012 – 50 years to the day since Peggy van Praagh and her deputy, Ray Powell, took