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A ballerina wears a gold tutu and hairpiece. Her back is to the camera and her arms are stretched behind her, mid-dance move. A spotlight is seen behind her.

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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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.

David Hallberg
Artistic Director