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We warmly welcome choreographer Christopher Wheeldon back into our studios, as rehearsals begin for Oscar© – a ballet in...
29/05/2024

We warmly welcome choreographer Christopher Wheeldon back into our studios, as rehearsals begin for Oscar© – a ballet inspired by the life and writings of Oscar Wilde. Stay tuned for more updates on this brand-new production!

Sharni Spencer and Jarryd Madden
Photo: Chris Rodgers-Wilson

We're excited to share that Anne Woolliams' beloved Swan Lake Act II pas de deux is going on tour! From next month, we'r...
28/05/2024

We're excited to share that Anne Woolliams' beloved Swan Lake Act II pas de deux is going on tour! From next month, we're taking a dynamic program of contemporary and classical works across three states from Renmark to Wagga Wagga.

For more information about our On Tour program, visit: https://bit.ly/2024-on-tour

Ako Kondo
Photo: Kate Longley

Listen up! There's still time to take that leap of faith and join us at the barre for our Studios Adult Ballet classes. ...
27/05/2024

Listen up! There's still time to take that leap of faith and join us at the barre for our Studios Adult Ballet classes.

Our six-week series kicks off this week – book your spot here: https://bit.ly/3wQAaIc

Yuumi Yamada
Photo: Chris Rodgers-Wilson

From Renmark to Wagga Wagga and beyond, discover our Class On Tour and Youth Masterclass programs.Get a unique behind-th...
23/05/2024

From Renmark to Wagga Wagga and beyond, discover our Class On Tour and Youth Masterclass programs.

Get a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of our dancers' daily class and artistic commentary!

Learn more about these events here: https://bit.ly/2024-on-tour

Karina Arimura and Adam Elmes
Photo: Daniel Boud

22/05/2024

Wrapping up our Études / Circle Electric Sydney season – here are some of our favourite moments!

Did you know? Barbara Karinska, the costume designer for Balanchine's Jewels chose to create breathable and flexible tut...
21/05/2024

Did you know? Barbara Karinska, the costume designer for Balanchine's Jewels chose to create breathable and flexible tutus for the dancers.

While innovative, the jewels themselves can weigh nearly half a kilogram!

Ako Kondo and Brett Chynoweth
Photo: Rainee Lantry

Just one month until we go On Tour bringing a diverse program of classical and contemporary favourites, including Stepha...
20/05/2024

Just one month until we go On Tour bringing a diverse program of classical and contemporary favourites, including Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric: Prologue to three states across Australia.

Our first stop is Renmark, followed by Tanunda, Port Pirie, Whyalla, Bendigo, Goulburn, Newcastle, and Wagga Wagga.

For tickets, click here: https://bit.ly/2024-on-tour

Maxim Zenin and Lilla Harvey
Photo: Peter Foster

19/05/2024

It's a happy Sunday with Principal Artist Chengwu Guo, demonstrating the art of pirouette spotting in Harald Lander's Études.

Our double bill showcasing Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric and Harald Lander's Études closes Sydney Opera House. Thank ...
18/05/2024

Our double bill showcasing Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric and Harald Lander's Études closes Sydney Opera House. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this season!

See you later this year, Sydney!

With thanks to our Production Partners Audi Australia, Kawai Australia and Herbert Smith Freehills

Cameron Holmes and Maxim Zenin
Photo: Daniel Boud

17/05/2024

We're celebrating May, the month of the emerald birthstone with this glistening clip of Principal Artists Sharni Spencer and Callum Linnane in Balanchine's Jewels.

Jewels is coming to the Adelaide Festival Centre from 12 - 18 July 2024. Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2024jewels

Choreography George Balanchine
© The Balanchine Trust

14/05/2024

We're celebrating this Tutu Tuesday with Principal Artists Ako Kondo and Chengwu Guo as they grace the Sydney Opera House stage and show us what classical precision means in Harald Lander's Études.

What do our Studios adult ballet classes and Harald Lander's Études have in common? They both start at the barre!Our nex...
13/05/2024

What do our Studios adult ballet classes and Harald Lander's Études have in common? They both start at the barre!

Our next six-week series is set to commence on 27 May. For more info, click here: https://bit.ly/4aknKGn

Artists of The Australian Ballet
Photo: Daniel Boud

10/05/2024

Experience the ignition of sparks through the fusion of movement and emotion in Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric ⚡

The Études / Circle Electric double bill is on at the Sydney Opera House until 18 May!

Artists of The Australian Ballet
Stephanie Lake Company

09/05/2024

Harald Lander's Études is pure classical ballet guiding dancers seamlessly from the stability of the barre to the dynamic centre stage!

Principal Artists Ako Kondo, Chengwu Guo and Joe Calley demonstrate these movements with elegance and precision.

08/05/2024

Give the gift of beautiful experiences this Mother's Day to celebrate the mum person in your life!

Discover our timeless gifting options ranging from a night at the ballet to elegant apparel and more. Visit our website to be inspired: https://bit.ly/3YmeE6P

Artists of The Australian Ballet rehearsing Études / Circle Electric

07/05/2024

Happy birthday Tchaikovsky! Today we celebrate his treasured ballet compositions including this moment from The Nutcracker 🎄

Which Tchaikovsky ballet composition is your favourite?

Principal Artists Benedicte Bemet and Brett Chynoweth in Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker

06/05/2024

Artistic Director David Hallberg delves into the timeless beauty and exquisite precision of Harald Lander's Études, a masterpiece of classical ballet full of artistry and technique!

Joining forces with Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric, Études is on at the Sydney Opera House until 18 May.

Artists of The Australian Ballet

Supported by Audi Australia
Études / Circle Electric helps The Australian Ballet bring audiences the freshest perspective in dance today, pushing the artform beyond expectations.

The world premiere of Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric opens tonight at the Sydney Opera House alongside Harald Lander's...
03/05/2024

The world premiere of Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric opens tonight at the Sydney Opera House alongside Harald Lander's Études!

Good luck to Stephanie, the stage crew, musicians and our incredible artists involved in this production.

With thanks to our Production Partners Audi Australia, Kawai Australia and Herbert Smith Freehills

Artists of The Australian Ballet
Photo: Daniel Boud

Studio sneak peek before Resident Choreographer Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric makes its mainstage debut tomorrow nigh...
02/05/2024

Studio sneak peek before Resident Choreographer Stephanie Lake's Circle Electric makes its mainstage debut tomorrow night!

Benedicte Bemet and Lilla Harvey
Photo: Chris Rodgers-Wilson

01/05/2024

Classical precision one minute and contemporary force the next. Before it opens this Friday, take a look inside our studios at rehearsals for our Études / Circle Electric double bill.

Book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3QfeNra

Artists of The Australian Ballet
Stephanie Lake Company

30/04/2024

It's grounded, fresh, and exciting – Artistic Director David Hallberg gives insight into Circle Electric, by Resident Choreographer Stephanie Lake.

Circle Electric opens at Sydney Opera House in our Études / Circle Electric double bill from 3 - 18 May 2024.

Supported by Audi Australia
Études / Circle Electric helps The Australian Ballet bring audiences the freshest perspective in dance today, pushing the artform beyond expectations.

29/04/2024

Happy International Dance Day! 🩰

Choreographers Johan Inger and Resident Choreographer Stephanie Lake remind us of the profound significance of dance and why it matters.

Happy birthday to Dame Margaret Scott, founder of The Australian Ballet School! 🎈Her impact echoes through generations o...
26/04/2024

Happy birthday to Dame Margaret Scott, founder of The Australian Ballet School! 🎈

Her impact echoes through generations of dancers, choreographers, directors and teachers within our company and across the globe.

Benedicte Bemet (The Australian Ballet School, Class of 2011)
Photo: Lynette Wills

Yesterday would have been the birthday of 19th-century romantic ballerina Marie Taglioni, known for her delicate perform...
24/04/2024

Yesterday would have been the birthday of 19th-century romantic ballerina Marie Taglioni, known for her delicate performance in La Sylphide.

Did you know? Études plays homage to Taglioni and La Sylphide. Catch a glimpse of this tribute in the Études / Circle Electric double bill opening in May.

Lisa Pavane
Photo: Branco Gaica

We're celebrating World Book Day with Luke Marchant rehearsing Christopher Wheeldon's upcoming ballet Oscar©, based on p...
23/04/2024

We're celebrating World Book Day with Luke Marchant rehearsing Christopher Wheeldon's upcoming ballet Oscar©, based on poet and author Oscar Wilde's life and writings!

With dance being a visual form of storytelling, there is a large crossover between ballet and literature. To learn more, click here: https://bit.ly/3U38VSo

Photo: Chris Rodgers-Wilson

21/04/2024

Circle Electric is Resident Choreographer Stephanie Lake's first full-length commission for our company. It examines the paradoxes of the human condition and our existence from various perspectives.

We're excited to bring this new commission to the Sydney Opera House in May!

Artists of The Australian Ballet and Stephanie Lake Company

19/04/2024

Witness the passion, drama and intricate choreography of Johan Inger that brings the story of Carmen to life on stage! Don't miss your chance to experience the magic at the Sydney Opera House until 27 April.

Book your tickets here: https://bit.ly/carmen-tickets2024

In just over two weeks Harald Lander's superb Études will return to the stage! This homage to daily class was last perfo...
18/04/2024

In just over two weeks Harald Lander's superb Études will return to the stage! This homage to daily class was last performed in our 50th Anniversary Gala! More than 10 years ago.

Lucinda Dunn and Adam Bull (2012)
Photo: Jeff Busby

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