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Parent Access Week

by The Australian Ballet School |

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Parent Access Week took place this month from 4 - 8 March. Throughout the week the School offered parents of full-time students the opportunity to view classes and get an insight into their child's training at The Australian Ballet School. During this week, we held two special events; Generation Next and Film Night -  Highlights from The Australian Ballet School’s Film Archive.

Generation Next

On Tuesday 5 March we looked toward the future as we officially welcomed this year’s Level 8 students. In a panel discussion with the School's Director, Lisa Pavane, the event was a unique opportunity to hear from our most senior School leaders in 2019, and their teachers, Joanne Michel and Andrew Murphy.

School Captains Mathilda Ballantyne and Lachlan Mair, Vice-Captains Briana McAllen and Adam Elmes with International Student Liaison Karina Arimura enchanted the packed studio of fellow students, parents, alumni and patrons with their inspiring and moving insights on what drives them to achieve as they get ready to take on their final year.


Photo by Lynette Wills

Film Night

On Thursday 7 March we gazed back lovingly on the past, celebrating our rich history at a special screening of selected highlights from The Australian Ballet School’s Film Archive.

We were delighted to be joined by a large audience of both present and past alumni for the showing of this never-seen-before training and rehearsal footage from the 1970s, including highlights from one of Graeme Murphy AO’s most early works, Papillon. Produced by School Musician Neil McNeill, the project was made possible through the initiative and generous support of alumna and Patron Caroline Poon.

The footage from Film Night is now available here on our YouTube channel.

It is an ongoing pleasure to be able share the story of The Australian Ballet School’s past, present and future through special access events such as these.

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