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The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet

Committed to artistic excellence and a willingness to take risks

The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary performances for over 50 years. The company regularly represents Australia on the world stage and has performed to critical acclaim in 87 cities worldwide.

In addition to 80 exceptional dancers, The Australian Ballet employs master craftspeople and leaders in injury prevention, dance education, marketing and philanthropy and an orchestra of 62 musicians through Orchestra Victoria.

Moving effortlessly between the great classical ballets and new contemporary commissions, the company has a uniquely Australian style, powered by artistry and athleticism.

“The Australian Ballet is a company of the highest caliber.”
Huffington Post
The Australian Ballet

2021 Season. A new era. 

For nearly 60 years, The Australian Ballet has been a shining beacon in the nation’s cultural landscape. Now more than ever, it is a vital part of Australian life. We invite you to experience a new era of artistry that will bring the world to our company and our company to the world.

David Hallberg’s inaugural season as Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet will be a year for everyone.  An exhilarating triple bill, New York Dialects, will feature two acclaimed masterworks from the great game-changer of 20th-century ballet, George Balanchine, and unveil a new contemporary work by one of the most in-demand New York-based choreographers, Pam Tanowitz.

A thrilling double bill Counterpointe, pairs the elegant 19th-century classic Raymonda with the dynamism of Artifact Suite by William Forsyth. We will also present John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, the highly acclaimed full-length retelling of Shakespeare's tragic love story.  Alexei Ratmansky’s Harlequinade, featuring comedic hijinks and madcap characters, will complete the 2021 season.

Richard Tognetti


Artistic Director David Hallberg

"I am eager to bring the experiences I have accumulated around the world and pass them on to the dancers of this company. I also want to welcome you, the admirers and supporters of these world-class artists, back into the theatre to experience a newly invigorated company of dancers with fresh, stimulating repertoire to perform. Together, let’s embrace this historical moment for a true cultural gem of Australia.

Please join us in this new era of The Australian Ballet."