Tag Archives: Royal Ballet

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 –

Kevin O’Hare on the first Royal Ballet tour to Australia in 15 years and his own mantra: “Creating the classics of the 21st century”

Kevin O'Hare, photo © Joe Plimmer

At the end of this month the Royal Ballet will take up residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in

Sergei Polunin: His life so far, from his ‘Harry Potter’ world to the celebrity circuit

A bridge connects the Royal Ballet School to the home of the Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden. One day,

The Royal returns to Australia with works by British choreographers, Wheeldon and McGregor

Lauren Cuthbertson as Hermione and Edward Watson as Leontes,The Winter's Tale, Royal Ballet, photo © Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet is showcasing the works of two British choreographers in its 2017 tour to Australia. The season at

Alexander Campbell: A Matter of Trust

Alexander Campbell and Francesca Hayward, Nutcracker, Royal Ballet © Tristram Kenton/ROH

It really doesn’t seem that long ago that Academy Ballet in Randwick, Sydney, was a second home. I first met

Murphy’s Swan Lake in London: The Verdict

Adam Bull and Amber Scott, Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake, Australian Ballet, photo © Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s four-day season of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake at the Coliseum in London has ended with the city’s

Benjamin Millepied: A stranger in his own land

Benjamin Millepied, photo © Ricardo DeAratanha/ Los Angeles Times

When Brigitte Lefèvre prepared for her retirement as director of the Paris Opera Ballet, she made it known that her

Mara Galeazzi returns to Australia for the gala, Ballet Stars Under the Stars

Mara Galeazzi in Mayerling, Royal Ballet, photo © Bill Cooper

There are famous exceptions, among them Galina Ulanova, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sylvie Guillem, but few ballet dancers continue

Joiners and leavers at the Australian Ballet

Robyn Hendricks, photo © George Antoni

The Australian Ballet has increased its company numbers from 68 full time dancers last year to 79 this year. New

World Ballet Day companies throw open their studio doors

Sarah Thompson and  Benedicte Bemet, Australian Ballet class

The big difference between World Ballet Day 2015 and the inaugural event last year was the way the five main