Australian Ballet

Australian Ballet,

national ballet company of Australia, founded in Melbourne in 1962; its school was established in 1964. The company drew on the tradition established (1940) by Edouard Borovansky of the Ballets Russes (see Diaghilev, Sergei PavlovichDiaghilev, Sergei Pavlovich
, 1872–1929, Russian ballet impresario and art critic, grad. St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, 1892. In 1898 he founded an influential journal, Mir Iskusstva [The World of Art].
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). The Australian Ballet is linked to Britain's Royal BalletRoyal Ballet,
the principal British ballet company, based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. It is noted for lavish dramatic productions, a superbly disciplined corps de ballet, and brilliant performances from its principals.
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 in style and repertoire largely through the efforts of its first director (1962–74), the dancer and choreographer Dame Peggy van Praagh (1910–90). Touring regularly throughout Australia as well as in Europe and North America, the group has a repertoire that ranges from classical to contemporary and also encourages the production of works by Australian choreographers. The troupe's best-known performance is probably the film version (1973) of Rudolf NureyevNureyev, Rudolf
, 1938–93, Russian ballet dancer, b. near Irkutsk, Siberian USSR (now Russia). Nureyev studied in Ufa and Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), and in 1958 he became a soloist with the Kirov Ballet. In 1961 he defected from the Soviet Union while on tour in Paris.
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's Don Quixote.
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The delegation will also attend The Australian Ballet s performance of Cinderella as part of the Shanghai International Arts Festival.
Helen Magnet was performing at the Royal Court as part of the Australian Ballet Company but still found time to visit a reception at the Strand Hotel where His Lordship dished up a bowl of Scouse for her, watched by Miss Liverpool (Maureen Martin), right.
When The Nutcracker was commissioned for the Australian Ballet it was Peter Wright's version which was recognised as the best in today's dance ratings.
On October 5, Dana walked the ramp at the West Australian Ballet Centre unveiling her beautiful new face.
She originally built up her repertoire of exercises while training with a Pilates instructor at The Australian Ballet for 10 years.
World Tutu Day is an annual fundraising event in support of The Australian Ballet School.
She has danced with the Finnish Ballet, the Australian Ballet, the New York City Opera Ballet, the Rome Opera Ballet, Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, Verona Ballet, the Universal Ballet, and with the Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, and has performed in France, Germany, Spain, Japan, Moscow, Hungary, Finland, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Turkey, Korea, China, Singapore and Taiwan.
It provides a venue for many performing arts companies, including the four key resident companies Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and presents a wide range of productions on its own account.
Ms Van Ross' love for ballet comes from her youngest son Jared, who is a professional dancer with the Royal Dutch Ballet in Amsterdam and a former member of the Australian ballet.
The Sinfonia also plays for The Royal Ballet and many of the world's other leading ballet companies, including Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Australian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Kirov, Norwegian Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and La Scala Ballet.
When he turned 14, he received his first big break and was offered a place at The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne.
Currently based in London, Amy trained at the Australian Ballet School and began dancing in the UK with Rambert Dance Company where Rafael Bonachela was associate choreographer.

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