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
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.
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 34% 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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Thank you for supporting the Teacher Training Programme
Our thanks to all who have supported the Teacher Training Programme in 2012. We are pleased to advise that we have now raised $30,000 toward the programme which means that we can not only complete the on-line delivery project but support its delivery over the coming 12 months. If you have any questions in relation to supporting the School, please contact our Head of Philanthropy, Trish Roath on 03 96692810.
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