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Possum Magic the ballet, a look behind the scenes

by The Australian Ballet School |

Take a journey behind the curtain and witness the passion, dedication, and creative brilliance that has turned the pages of the beloved children’s book Possum Magic written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas into a magical new ballet.


This exclusive glimpse into the creative process behind the enchanting ballet adaptation showcases the artistic vision, innovation, and dedication that brought this beloved children's book to life.


“…it’s about an intergenerational connection, it’s about age supporting youth and youth discovering their identity. It’s a very important story that still resonates today“ choreographer Loughlan Prior passionately expressed when interviewed during rehearsals.


Watch the behind-the-scenes video of Loughlan creating with our dedicated students on YouTube.




Videography by David Ward