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The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet


A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined The Australian Ballet from its earliest days, both on and off the stage.

The company regularly represents Australia on the world stage and has performed to critical acclaim in 87 cities worldwide including New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, London and Paris.

Caring for tradition yet daring to be different, The Australian Ballet performs beloved classical ballets and commissions new work annually.

The Australian Ballet presents upwards of 250 shows and 1,700 education and audience engagement events each year.

“The Australian Ballet is a company of the highest caliber.”
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2022 Season. A NEW ERA. 

The season you’ve been waiting for.

The Australian Ballet’s long-awaited productions of Anna Karenina and Romeo and Juliet showcase the power of storytelling through the beauty of dance, moving us in ways that only ballet can.

In keeping with the company’s vision of bringing the best contemporary works to Australia, 2022 will also feature a feast of contemporary work, including the epic Kunstkamer. Created at Nederlands Dans Theater by four of today’s most in-demand choreographers, this vast work has never been staged by any other dance company in the world. It will show The Australian Ballet’s dancers in exciting new territory, exploring this ‘cabinet of curiosities’.

The triple bill for 2022, Instruments of Dance, is an electrifying collaboration of 21st-century composers and dancemakers, with landmark new works by the resident choreographers of The Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet alongside a new commission from The Australian Ballet’s own resident choreographer, Alice Topp.


The Australian Ballet 2022 Season

The season you’ve been waiting for. The Australian Ballet's 2022 Season celebrates the full arc of ballet with a selection of time-honoured classical ballets and striking contemporary works.

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Artistic Director David Hallberg

“I present my second season as Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet with an unwavering belief: there is great power in performance, even in the most challenging of times. With pride, I lead our dancers back to the stage, where they will show you that their commitment to this art form is stronger than ever before. In 2021, they danced at the height of their capabilities in repertoire that explored the full arc of ballet, from the rigorously classical to the boldly contemporary. And they will continue to do so in 2022, in works that demonstrate the variety of this company’s repertoire.”