Tag Archives: Maina Gielgud

“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

Vale Desmond Heeley, the man who, in his own words, made “dross into gold”

Artists of the Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow, photo © Jeff Busby

Desmond Heeley, the English stage designer who worked with Ballet Rambert, the Marquis de Cuevas Ballet, John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan,

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

The Australian Ballet’s 2015 season

Amber Scott, The Sleeping Beauty, photo © Justin Ridler

The centerpiece of the Australian Ballet’s 2015 season is a new Sleeping Beauty, directed by the artistic director, David McAllister

St Petersburg Blue and French White unite in Imperial Suite

Adam Bull and Lana Jones, Ballet Imperial, choreography by George Balanchine, © The George Balanchine Trust, the Australian Ballet, 2014

Ballet Imperial and Suite en blanc share much – their speed and exactitude, the technical challenges that allow no hiding

Awakening a new Beauty with a gift of money

Miranda Coney, Lisa Bolte, Kathy Heathcote and Maina Gielgud with the Queen after the Royal Gala Performance of The Sleeping Beauty, 1988, photo © Desmond O'Neill

A new production of The Sleeping Beauty will be the centrepiece of the Australian Ballet’s repertoire next year. Premiering in

Three directors and 18 years later, Olivia Bell bows out with style

Olivia Bell, Suite en blanc, Australian Ballet, photo © Justin Smith

Olivia Bell gave a gracious and elegant farewell performance last night in the ballerina role in Paquita at the Sydney

Daria Klimentova: look at her now!

Daria Klimentova's autobiography, front cover photo © Arnaud Stephenson

Daria Klimentova’s autobiography is not so subtly subtitled Agony and Ecstasy: My Life in Dance. The Agony + Ecstasy addendum

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

English National Ballet in Australia: big stars shine on a small stage

Daria Klimentova and Vadim Muntagirov, Black Swan pas de deux, photo © John Ross

Tucked away within the bookends of Apollo and Suite en blanc, a calm, cool pas de deux by Hans van