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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

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

2 February - WORLD TUTU DAY
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OPEN MASTERCLASSES
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INFORMATION
16 March - Melbourne
18 May - Brisbane
25 May - Sydney
14 to 15 June - Launceston
13 to 14 July - Cairns
21 to 22 July - Adelaide
23 - 24 July - Perth

NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR
14 to 15 June - Launceston
6 to 9 July - Sydney
10 to 11 July - Brisbane
13 to 14 July - Cairns
21 to 22 July - Adelaide
23 to 24 July - Perth
28 to 30 July - Melbourne
5 to 8 August - Finals Week

WINTER SCHOOL
7 to 9 July - Melbourne
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INFORMATION

HEALTH & WELFARE DAY
TBC - Melbourne
TBC - Brisbane

PUBLIC ACCESS DAY
8 November - Melbourne

SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
Week 1 - Saturday 3 January to Wednesday 7 January 2015
Week 2 - Thursday 8 January to Monday 12 January 2015
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INFORMATION

PERFORMANCES
28 April TBC - The Music Behind the Dance (School Musicians Concert)
6 May - Morning Melodies at Hamer Hall
8 May - Morning Melodies at Clocktower Monee Ponds
14 July to 17 August - Dancers Company Tour
27 September - 50th Anniversary Gala
12 to 14 December - Nutcracker: The Gift of a Dream


 

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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2 February - WORLD TUTU DAY
www.worldtutuday.com

OPEN MASTERCLASSES
BOOK ONLINE NOW
INFORMATION
16 March - Melbourne
18 May - Brisbane
25 May - Sydney
14 to 15 June - Launceston
13 to 14 July - Cairns
21 to 22 July - Adelaide
23 - 24 July - Perth

NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR
14 to 15 June - Launceston
6 to 9 July - Sydney
10 to 11 July - Brisbane
13 to 14 July - Cairns
21 to 22 July - Adelaide
23 to 24 July - Perth
28 to 30 July - Melbourne
5 to 8 August - Finals Week

WINTER SCHOOL
7 to 9 July - Melbourne
BOOK ONLINE NOW
INFORMATION

HEALTH & WELFARE DAY
TBC - Melbourne
TBC - Brisbane

PUBLIC ACCESS DAY
8 November - Melbourne

SUMMER SCHOOL 2015
Week 1 - Sat 3 Jan to Wed 7 Jan 2015
Week 2 - Thur 8 Jan to Mon 12 Jan 2015
BOOK ONLINE NOW
INFORMATION

PERFORMANCES
28 April TBC - The Music Behind the Dance (School Musicians Concert)
6 May - Morning Melodies at Hamer Hall
8 May - Morning Melodies at Clocktower Monee Ponds
14 July to 17 August - Dancers Company Tour
27 September - 50th Anniversary Gala
12 to 14 December - Nutcracker: The Gift of a Dream


VALE TIFFANY MOULTON
The Australian Ballet School was saddened to hear of the death of Tiffany Moulton, graduate of the School in 1992. She died on 28 February, aged 37. Tiffany joined The Australian Ballet after graduation, and in recent years has been working with the Sydney Theatre Company in philanthropy. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very difficult time.

Her family requested that donations be made to the Tiffany Moulton Memorial Fund to ensure that Tiffany’s passion for and love of ballet continues into the future. If you would like to contribute to this very special fund in honour of a very special young lady, please click here:

Article in the Canberra Times: Arts Community Mourns Passing of Former Australian Ballet Dancer Tiffany Moulton


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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