Author Archives: valerie

The Australian Ballet began and will end with a summer gala

Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake,  Benedicte Bemet and Brett-Chynoweth: photo Simone Eeles The first was Summertime at

West Australian Ballet 2022 season

photos: Septime Webre, Krzysztof Pastor Platinum: Ballet at the Quarry 11 Feb – 5 Mar 2022 As the sun sets

The Queensland Ballet’s 2022 season

  In 2012, Li Cunxin AO, an acclaimed former dancer and author of the best-selling autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, was

Luke Jennings, former dance critic for The Observer newspaper, has delved into the tragic life of the late choreographer, Liam Scarlett

Luke Jennings recently wrote the following in the London Review of Books. It’s a long read but well worth reading,

An update on the 2021 World Ballet Day

With close to 50 global companies taking part, this year’s celebration will be the biggest yet, offering unique behind-the-scenes access

World Ballet Day 2021

The eighth World Ballet Day will take place on 19 October. This year the main companies will be The Royal

Get together, right now in Melbourne in the spring

  Australia is rich with dance companies. According to Ausdance we have 50. Most were established years ago but now

Hallberg’s surprise promotions

David McAllister awarded the Royal Academy Dance’s internationally Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award

At a gala lunch in Sydney on 28 April David McAllister, the former artistic director of The Australian Ballet, was

Kevin McKenzie to Retire from American Ballet Theatre in 2022

News from the US Dance Magazine   “Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre’s longtime artistic director, announced yesterday 25 March) that