The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet

Australia’s premiere dance company has been inspiring and delighting audiences since 1962, winning fame at home and internationally for their uniquely Australian style. Moving effortlessly between the great classical works and the best of contemporary dance, including new commissions from both home and abroad, The Australian Ballet offers transformative experiences through the power of their performances.

The Australian Ballet
  • The Australian Ballet: Cinderella

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    Made especially for The Australian Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky, the world’s most in-demand choreographer, this Cinderella has all the elements of the story we know and love – a feisty heroine, a dashing prince, a kindly godmother and a deliciously wicked stepmother – with some fantastical addition...

  • The Australian Ballet: Dyad 1929

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    “It’s a total work of art in which every element is equally weighted and equally impressive.” - Herald Sun

    Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929, made on The Australian Ballet and featuring an electrifying score by Steve Reich, tests the limits of classical movement in a laboratory-white set.


  • The Australian Ballet: La Sylphide

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    The Australian Ballet presents La Sylphide, in a production by Erik Bruhn after August Bournonville’s nineteenth-century original. A ballet in two acts, La Sylphide tells the tale of the Scottish dreamer James, who is fascinated by a woodland sprite and spurns his fiancée to follow her. Intent on...

  • The Australian Ballet: Paquita

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    Paquita, with choreography by Marius Petipa, is a sparkling showcase for The Australian Ballet, full of spectacular turns, exuberant leaps and delicate footwork.

    Choreography by Marius Petipa
    Staged by Danilo Radojevic
    Music Composed by Ludwig (Léon) Minkus

    Variations 5 and 9 Are Arrangements C...

  • The Australian Ballet: Warumuk - In the Dark Night

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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following content may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

    A collaboration between Bangarra Dance Theatre and The Australian Ballet, Warumuk was commissioned to celebrate The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary in 2012....

  • The Australian Ballet: And We Danced - Episode 1

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    Episode 1 - Act 1 1962 - 1979

    With the future of ballet in Australia under threat, charismatic British born dancer Peggy Van Praagh arrives, lighting the spark for a uniquely Australian ballet company. But as the newly formed Australian Ballet finds its feet, things are far from smooth sailing.

  • The Australian Ballet: And We Danced - Episode 2

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    Episode 2 – Act 2 1980 - 1999

    Tensions between the creative and business sides of the company come to a head, culminating in a 21-day dancer’s strike. After a marked period of instability, which sees a succession of artistic directors, the tenacious company bounces back with youth and vitality.

  • The Australian Ballet: And We Danced - Episode 3

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    Episode 3 – Act 3 2000 - 2020

    The Ballet is catapulted into the 21st century with the appointment of Artistic Director David McAllister, a former dancer whose 20-year career at the top shakes things up both on and off the stage.

    Producer: Veronica Fury
    Director: Andy Southwell
    Writer & Story Pr...