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I have been associated with The Australian Ballet School since its inception in 1964, firstly as a student, then as a teacher, Artistic Advisor and now Director. For over forty five years we have continually produced dancers of the highest calibre for our parent company, The Australian Ballet, state companies and leading dance companies throughout the world. The School offers an exciting, unique and creatively driven eight-year programme that provides the very best in vocational and educational training. Our holistic approach ensures all students have a broad-based, comprehensive education, which equips them to pursue vocations, not only in dance and the allied arts, but in areas outside dance. The future direction of the School will take us along many challenging, exciting and creative paths. Our continuing expansion will enhance the training programme by providing better opportunities for dancers, aspiring choreographers and the teachers of the future. I cordially invite you to join us – and I look forward to welcoming you on a wonderful journey.
Marilyn Rowe OBE

 

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Honour the past, achieve in the present, create the future

As Australia's national centre for elite vocational classical dance and the school of The Australian Ballet, we aspire to be at the forefront, internationally, as providers of a unique, professional dance training programme that: produces dancers with a distinctive Australian style; balances technique and artistry with educational needs and holistic care; trains teachers and develops the artistic leaders of the future and advances the art of ballet.

The Australian Ballet School will continue to produce dancers of the highest calibre for our parent company, The Australian Ballet and companies around the world. Our aim is to balance the rigorous demands of professional training with a creative, caring and challenging environment where excellence can flourish.

Our environment is conducive to producing artistic, educated and outstanding dancers of the highest international standard. We aim to nurture young talent so that every provision is made for the best to be the best – to guide students to develop into well-balanced human beings, with a strong ethical sense – well fed in body, mind and spirit.

50th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - COMING UP

NUTCRACKER - THE GIFT OF A DREAM
12 to 14 December, Arts Centre Melbourne
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SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
The Australian Ballet School’s 16th annual Summer School offers five consecutive days of comprehensive training in classical ballet and other dance styles
Week 1 - Saturday 3 January to Wednesday 7 January 2015
Week 2 - Thursday 8 January to Monday 12 January 2015

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THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL SECURES A PROPERTY FOR ITS STUDENT RESIDENCE

The Australian Ballet School is pleased to announce that it has secured a site for a Student Residence.

“Achieving a student residence is the last outstanding part of the vision I set for the School when I commenced as its Director 16 years ago. As the School celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, there is no better way to mark this historic achievement than to secure the property that will become our student residence and bring to fruition that which I dreamed of so long ago,” said Marilyn Rowe OBE, the Director of The Australian Ballet School.

The property was secured by the School at auction on Saturday, 24 May 2014. It is located in The Avenue, Parkville, opposite Royal Park and only 5km from the School by tram.

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NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL WELCOMES MUCH NEEDED FUNDING FOR STUDENT RESIDENCE

Cmr Leigh Johns, Chairman of The Australian Ballet School, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will contribute $1m towards the costs to secure a student residence to house students from age 14...

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THE TRANSFIELD SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

The Australian Ballet School is pleased to announce that Transfield Services will be supporting students of The Australian Ballet School through The Transfield Services Scholarship. Our thanks to their Managing Director & Chief Executive, Graeme Hunt and staff for providing support to students in financial need.

 

THE NEXT DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET SCHOOL

Cmr Leigh Johns, Chairman of The Australian Ballet School, today announced that former Australian Ballet Principal Artist, Lisa Pavane, will become the next Director of the School when the current Director, Marilyn Rowe OBE, retires at the end of 2014.

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As part of The Australian Ballet School’s commitment to the future of ballet, we are pleased to announce World Tutu Day. World Tutu Day will begin as an annual fundraising event in support of The Australian Ballet School. Funds raised by World Tutu Day will enable the School to maximise its accessibility to talented students by providing scholarships and bursaries to those in need. In the future we plan to take the concept to the best ballet schools around the world.

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50th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - COMING UP

NUTCRACKER - THE GIFT OF A DREAM
12 to 14 December, Arts Centre Melbourne
ON SALE 31 OCTOBER

SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
Week 1 - Sat 3 Jan to Wed 7 Jan 2015
Week 2 - Thur 8 Jan to Mon 12 Jan 2015
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MEMORIAL FOR GAILENE STOCK CBE AM

The dance world was saddened this April by the loss of Gailene Stock, who, during her notable career, had been a principal artist of The Australian Ballet, director of The Australian Ballet School,  and director of The Royal Ballet School in London. 

We will remember Gailene at 12.30pm on Thursday 26 June, at  Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre. The hour-long memorial  will include speakers as well as short performances from The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School. Admission is free; all are welcome.


VALE GAILENE STOCK CBE AM

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of the School’s second director, Gailene Stock, who died early this morning in London after a courageous battle against cancer. That a person with such an indomitable spirit fought so bravely, is a testament to the courage she showed throughout her life.

That life was dedicated to dance, firstly as a Principal dancer then, in particular, as Director of The Australian Ballet School and The Royal Ballet School. As a school director Gailene nurtured a whole generation of dancers who now grace the stages of many international companies; therefore; her contribution to the world of dance is inestimable.

I say goodbye to an old friend, fellow dancer, colleague and director. May she now rest in peace.

Marilyn Rowe OBE, Director


WE NEED YOUR HELP

The Australian Ballet School is an autonomous, not-for-profit organisation that auditions and accepts students from all over urban and rural Australia and overseas based solely on talent and artistic potential, regardless of their financial circumstances.

The School currently receives 38% of its income from the Federal Government. The remainder is raised through fees, philanthropic support and performances. Fees are kept to a minimum to ensure that no student is disadvantaged due to financial circumstances so they do not cover the full costs associated with training. As a result, we need your help.

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