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  • 2020

    Wednesday 18 March

    The Australian Ballet will not proceed with its performances of Volt (3 – 22 April 2020) and Anna Karenina (30 April – 18 May 2020) at Sydney Opera House, including all associated Step Inside programs.

    Monday 16 March

    Due to the Australian Government’s advice against all organised non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more to assist in the containment of COVID-19 virus, Arts Centre Melbourne announced today that the venue, including its theatres, will close for a four-week period.

    Saturday 14 March

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布 Orchestra Victoria has taken the precautionary step today to temporarily suspend public performances until further notice.

    Tuesday 3 March

    The international dance star is currently a principal of American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet, a Principal Guest at The Royal Ballet, and Resident Guest Artist of our company. He will start his tenure as Artistic Director in January 2021.

  • 2019

    Friday 20 December

    The chair of The Australian Ballet’s board, Craig Dunn, today announced the appointment of Natasha Stott Despoja AO to the company’s board of directors, replacing long-serving South Australian Director John Ellice-Flint, who retires from the board in February 2020.

    Sunday 17 November

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布 Following stand-out performances in The Nutcracker, Sylvia and Giselle this year, Dimity Azoury and Benedicte Bemet have been promoted to principal artists of The Australian Ballet.

    Friday 11 October

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布 The Australian Ballet will pirouette into Gippsland this Octoberfor the company’s free annual outdoor performance, Ballet Under the Stars, presented exclusively at Larder Parkon Saturday 26 October 2019 and hosted by ARIA award-winning Australian musician Megan Washington.

    Wednesday 31 July

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布 The Australian Balletis thrilled to be bringing the much-loved ballet Coppélia to regional and remote communities in Australia in 2019.

    Friday 24 May

    At The Australian Ballet’s Annual General Meeting in Melbourne today, Chairman Craig Dunn announced that the company’s Artistic Director, David McAllister AM, has decided to retire at the end of 2020, his twentieth year in the role.

    Monday 15 April

    The Chair of The Australian Ballet’s Board, Craig Dunn, today announced the appointment of Professor Emeritus Susan Street AO to the company’s Board of Directors.

    Thursday 11 April

    This May, 12 dancers and three resident choreographers from The Australian Ballet will head to New York to present three original works, including one world premiere, at The Joyce Theater as part of a two-week celebration of Australian dance.

  • 2018

    2018 Season

    Wednesday 23 May

    The Australian Balletis thrilled to be bringingthe much-loved ballet Coppéliato regional and remote communities in Australia in 2018.

    Monday 18 June

    The Australian Ballet today announced that the company will tour to Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai in October 2018.

    Thursday 22 March

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布 One of Australia’s leading orchestras, Orchestra Victoria will return to Greater Hamilton and Southern Grampians with the highly anticipated Orchestra Victoria Hamilton Festival and On the mOVe! education program from 3 to 6 April 2018.

    Monday 24 September

    The Australian Ballet today announced its 2019 program, a journey through mythical lands, filled with colourful characters and poetic beauty.

  • 2017

    2017 Season

    Thursday 7 December

    In 2018, the astounding strength and agility of The Australian Ballet’s male dancers will be on full display in a powerful new production of Spartacus.

    Monday 25 September

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Australian Ballet today announced its 2018 program, a celebration of the powerhouse of creativity provided by the choreographers, dancers, musicians and artisans who bring each of the company’s productions to life.

    Friday 1 September

    The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet is back with a production of The Sleeping Beauty.

    Monday 21 August

    The Australian Ballet is delighted to announce that it has partnered with Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet to create a new joint production of Tolstoy’s timeless masterpiece, Anna Karenina.

    Monday 14 August

    The Australian Ballet is thrilled to announce that American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will join the company as guest artist during the Sydney season of The Sleeping Beauty, opening at the Capitol Theatre from 11 November to 25 November 2017.

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Australian Ballet will return to Western Sydney for its annual outdoor community program, Ballet Under the Stars, presented exclusively in Penrith at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, on Saturday 4 November 2017

    Tuesday 8 August

    The Chair of The Australian Ballet’s Board, Craig Dunn, today announced the appointment of Catherine Livingstone AO to the company’s Board of Directors.

    Monday 7 August

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Australian Ballet is excited to announce that internationally acclaimed dancers David Hallberg and Gillian Murphy will return to Melbourne as guest artists in the highly anticipated Melbourne premiere of Symphony in C, playing exclusively at Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre from 24 August to 2 September 2017.

    Thursday 27 July

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Australian Ballet is bringing romance to regional Australia as it presents the quintessential classical ballet Giselle in 2017.

    Monday 26 June

    The Australian Ballet’s Symphony in C brings together great works from the past century to showcase the vigour of modern ballet.

    Tuesday 30 May 

    The Australian Ballet released its 2016 Annual Report today following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sydney.

    The Australian Ballet celebrates three new Honorary Life Members.

    Thursday 18 May

    InStyle last night announced at a red carpet event in Sydney that The Australian Ballet’s Corps de Ballet dancer Ella Havelka has won the coveted InStyle and Audi Women of Style Award in the category of Arts and Culture

    Wednesday 10 May

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布Reawakening a world of courtly love, charming fairies and a glittering masked ball, The Australian Ballet’s dazzling production of The Sleeping Beauty tours to Melbourne and Sydney in 2017.

    Wednesday 3 May

    The Australian Ballet has today announced that long-term Director Jim Cousins AO has retired from the Board following his decision not to seek a further term.

    Tuesday 11 April

    A joyful celebration of ballet, a deeply moving life story, and an affectionately humorous depiction of the migrant experience are masterfully interwoven in Graeme Murphy’s Nutcracker – The Story of Clara.

    Friday 7 April

    The Australian Ballet is bringing romance to regional Australia as it presents the quintessential classical ballet Giselle in 2017.

    Tuesday 21 March

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Chair of The Australian Ballet’s Board, Craig Dunn, today announced the appointment of Edwina McCann, Annabelle Chaplain and John W.H. Denton AO to the company’s Board of Directors.

    Tuesday 7 February

    Following its highly successful inaugural season in 2015-2016, The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet is back with a brand-new production of The Nutcracker.

    Wednesday 25 January

    The dancers of The Australian Ballet are back in the studio following their summer break. Joining the dancers at the barre will be eight new additions to the company, bringing the company’s permanent ensemble size to 77 dancers.

  • 2016

    2016 Season


     

    Wednesday 14 December

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Australian Ballet announces its return to Adelaide with a captivating gala at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The Australian Ballet Gala Spectacular 2017 will be presented over three special performances between Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October 2017.

    Tuesday 29 November 

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布Audiences will discover a world beyond their imagination when they fall down the rabbit hole with The Australian Ballet’s 2017 season of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©.

    Friday 18 November

    With a shared history of entertainment through the magic of storytelling on stage and screen, The Australian Ballet has collaborated with Disney to launch a beautiful new collection of Princess and Frozen-inspired ballet clothing for children.

    Wednesday 16 November

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布This November The Australian Ballet and ABC Classics are releasing two new recordings: the story and music of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on CD and The Australian Ballet’s performance of David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty Live on DVD

    Wednesday 2 November

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Australian Ballet has announced the full program for Ballet Under The Stars, its free outdoor event presented exclusively in Western Sydney at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, on Saturday 5 November 2016

    Friday 14 October

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布This year's World Ballet Day, the third, broke the record for reaching over 315,000 people and an additional 272,000 people watching on Ballet TV, powered by video streaming provider Ooyala (a subsidiary of Telstra)

    Thursday 13 October

    Following its high successful inaugural season in 2015-2016, The Australian Ballet's Storytime Ballet is back with a brand new production of The Nutcracker

    Monday 3 October 

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布Australian online audiences will have access to watch exclusive behind the scenes rehearsals and interviews when World Ballet LIVE takes place on Tuesday 4 October

    Monday 3 October

    Australian online audiences will have access to watch exclusive behind the scenes rehearsals and interviews when World Ballet LIVE takes place on Tuesday 4 October

    Monday 3 October

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布Australian online audiences will have access to watch exclusive behind the scenes rehearsals and interviews when World Ballet LIVE takes place on Tuesday 4 October

    Tuesday 27 September

    The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister and Executive Director Libby Christie have announced the 2017 program. Combining outstanding classic and contemporary works, the season showcases the artistry of dance with story ballets Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©, The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker – The Story of Clara, and inspires awe with Faster and Symphony in C.

    Monday 19 September

    The Australian Ballet will perform a special Melbourne season of Coppélia at the Palais Theatre from 23 September to 1 October, before touring to Sydney Opera House for a festive-season run from 2 to 21 December.

    Wednesday 14 September

    20 hours non-stop exclusive backstage footage from five of the world’ s leading ballet companies to be streamed on Facebook Live for the first time.

    Friday 18 August

    Six talented dancers from The Australian Ballet have been announced as nominees for the most prestigious prize in Australian ballet, the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award.

    Monday 15 August

    For the first time Out There - The Australian Ballet in schools, brought to you by Samsung 2020欧洲杯赛程公布is coming to the Sydney Opera House in partnership with its Access Program, to deliver workshops and performances to children with disabilities. 

     

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布Following the success of Bendigo Festival's inaugural year, Orchestra Victoria returns to Bendigo with a week-long festival of chamber music, brass ensembles and symphonic programs.

    Wednesday 20 July

    The Australian Ballet is thrilled to unveil its premier production of John Neumeier's acclaimed Nijinsky.

     

    Tuesday 19 July

    The Australian Ballet received a very warm welcome in London when it opened Graeme Murphy's high acclaimed Swan Lake 2020欧洲杯赛程公布at the Coliseum, the West End's largest theatre.

     

    Monday 18 July

    The Australian Ballet's most ambitious production ever staged is coming to Brisbane: David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty 2020欧洲杯赛程公布announced for 2017.

     

    Monday 4 July

      

    Following the success of its inaugural year, residents of Greater Hamilton will have the chance to experience one of the country’s finest orchestras, when Orchestra Victoria (OV) brings its Hamilton Festival and On the mOVe! Education program back to Hamilton from 11 – 16 July 2016.

    Monday 27 June       


    Stars of The Australian Ballet begin preparations on two signature works for the upcoming tour to London.

     

    Friday 17 June       


    Another star is born at The Australian Ballet - Robyn Hendricks is promoted to principal artist, the company's highest rank.

    Monday 23 May       


    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Australian Ballet released its 2015 Annual Report, following its Annual General Meeting in Melbourne. Executive Director Libby Christie said it was a successful year by all measures.

     

    Monday 23 May       


    The Australian Ballet has announced 15 new Honorary Life Members. They were announced by Chairman Craig Dunn during the Company's 2016 Annual General Meeting, held at The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre in Melbourne.

     

    Friday 6 May       

     

    The Australian Ballet launches free outdoor event Ballet Under The Stars in Western Sydney, including special excerpt performance from the sold-out Sydney season of Swan Lake.

    Wednesday 27 April       

     

    The Australian Ballet Regional Tour hits the road, taking the romantic and ghostly production of Giselle2020欧洲杯赛程公布 to regional Victoria and New South Wales in 2016.

     

    Tuesday 19 April     

     

    Houston Ballet visits Melbourne for the first time this winter to perform Australian choreographer Stanton Welch's acclaimed Romeo and Juliet.

    Tuesday 29 March      

     

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The Australian Ballet has confirmed its next international tour will be to London, from 13 to 23 July 2016.

     

    Wednesday 16 March       

     

    One of the most hallowed works staged by the Company, this visually beautiful production tours to Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

     

    Tuesday 8 March

     

    Seamlessly blending old and new; a George Balanchine classic with five bite size ballets, including two world premiere works

    Monday 1 February

     

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布The company's first mainstage production designed specifically for children, will now also tour to Parramatta, Gosford, Chatswood and Adelaide.

    Friday 29 January

     

    2020欧洲杯赛程公布This contemporary triple bill features three stripped-back works by three of the world’s leading choreographers.

     

    Wednesday 20 January

     

    Individual tickets for mainstage shows along with behind-the-scenes events now available for purchase.

     

    Friday 15 January

     

    The popular On the mOVe! education program returns.

     

    Thursday 14 January

     

    Ratmansky's Cinderella to visit in 2016.

     

    Wednesday 13 January

     

    Dancer arrivals, departures and promotions in 2016.

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