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Message from The Director

Message from The Director

< Back to Ballet Matters In the midst of Term Two, I’m sure we all agree that 2020 is a most unusual year. The school year began with a wonderful rush of energy and enthusiasm from our students (both returning and new) and staff in Term One. It was heart-warming...

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Prix de Lausanne 2020

Prix de Lausanne 2020

< Back to Ballet Matters The Australian Ballet School congratulates Level 8 student Sophie Beaty for her incredible journey throughout the 2020 Prix de Lausanne. Her hard work and dedication saw her advance to the Finals of this competition that famously attracts some of the most outstanding young ballet dancers...

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School Captains 2020

School Captains 2020

< Back to Ballet Matters    We are delighted to announce our 2020 School Captains, Annabelle Watt and Izaak Westhead. For years Annabelle and Izaak have worked hard at The Australian Ballet School and have demonstrated outstanding personal attributes throughout their journeys.   Annabelle and Izaak will be integral to setting...

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Neil McNeill - Celebrating 35 Years at The Australian Ballet School

Neil McNeill - Celebrating 35 Years at The Australian Ballet School

< Back to Ballet Matters   Neil McNeill, alumna Lyndell Steer and Resident Choreographer Margaret Wilson. Photo by Nicholas Forster Neil McNeill is a celebrated pianist, who has played in the studios at The Australian Ballet School for 35 years. Dame Margaret Scott invited Neil to join The Australian Ballet...

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Level 8 Students for 2020

Level 8 Students for 2020

< Back to Ballet Matters Meet The Australian Ballet School's Level 8 Class of 2020! ANNABELLE WATT, SCHOOL CAPTAIN Annabelle Watt joined The Australian Ballet School in 2017 at Level 5.  She was born in Brisbane and commenced dancing at the age of three. Aside from ballet, Annabelle enjoys travelling,...

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Director Lisa Pavane's Year In Review

Director Lisa Pavane's Year In Review

Our 55th anniversary year has been filled with many highlights and significant events. We were humbled to adorn the auditorium and perform at the memorial service for the School’s founding Director Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE, and proud to honour her with Simon Dow’s specially created Défilé. We launched the Dame Margaret Scott Endowment Fund with the aim to build the fund over time to support her vision and the future aspirations of the School. 

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Graduation 2019

Graduation 2019

Congratulations to all our 2019 graduands and award recipients.

In acknowledgement of Christine Howard’s 40th year of service to the School, we were delighted to announce that the Marina Berezowsky Award for Excellence in Character Dance will now be recognised as the Berezowsky - Howard Award for Excellence in Character Dance.

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The Family Support Programme's Year In Review

The Family Support Programme's Year In Review

As 2019 rapidly draws to a close, we at the Family Support Programme would like to reflect on the last 18 months since the formation of the FSP and express gratitude to all the lovely families and volunteers who have interacted with the FSP in some way or form.

2018 was the formative period for the FSP, where core team priorities focused on establishing a robust Programme structure and mission which paved the way for the planning and development of activities and initiatives which followed the formal launch of the FSP to the School community during orientation week this year.

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Studio Lunch 2019

Studio Lunch 2019

In November the dance studios of The Australian Ballet School were transformed into a beautiful lunch setting for this unique event. Guests experienced up close the talent, focus, athleticism and grace of the next generation of Australian ballet dancers. In between delicious courses, pointe class demonstrations and performances, Director Lisa Pavane announced an ambitious new project. The Australian Ballet School will commission the creation of a brand new two-act story ballet for the School to perform.

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