About FAB

Welcome to the Friends of The Australian Ballet (NSW)

The Friends of the Australian Ballet (NSW) is a not-for-profit organisation that has been connecting members and inspiring ballet audiences for almost 50 years. Our goal is to make ballet accessible, inviting and inclusive.

The Friends is the principal support group in NSW for The Australian Ballet and is committed to developing talent through projects and scholarships with The Australian Ballet Company and students of The Australian Ballet School which are located in Victoria.

FAB has an experienced Board, lean dynamic member services team and established volunteer program that create and deliver a varied selection of ticketed events and communications. These activities grow the art forms profile and appreciation, resulting in fundraising efforts that support The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School.

Community

The Friends are a warm diverse community that are unified by ballet.

Our members include:

+ Devoted Australian ballet lovers with a high level of existing dance knowledge and experience

+ Professionals wishing to gain a greater appreciation of ballet and connect with like-minded individuals while supporting the national ballet company at events & Sydney performances

+ Serious dance students across NSW who want to get closer to the inspirational world of ballet

“Ballet is better with Friends”

Achievements

The Friends of The Australian Ballet raises much needed funds for The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School.

Since its inception in 1973 FAB has:

+ Sold over ½ million tickets to members for The Australian Ballet dress rehearsals

+ Reinvested millions of dollars in ballet specific projects at The Australian Ballet

+ Presented over 500 events

+ Held 50 major events

 

In recent years FAB’s achievements have included:

+ Funding 500 pairs of pointe shoes, gifting $50,000 to The Australian Ballet’s Pointe Shoe Fund

+ Made donations in excess of $500,000 to directly fund ballet scholarships

Upcoming Events

The Friends of the Australian Ballet (NSW) are committed to keeping members engaged at this time, with both in-person and online events. Our farewell event for David McAllister is now on sale and we are looking forward to welcoming members back to the Opera House for dress rehearsals in April. 

The Friends will be creating more virtual member events including hosted online discussions and insights. These opportunities are communicated through the En Pointe newsletter to all current members. To catch up on past virtual events, click here.

If you require assistance please email admin@fab.org.au or phone the FAB office +61 2 9252 7322.

New York Dialects Dress Rehearsal (3/3/2021) - The final dress rehearsal for New York Dialects, The Australian Ballet’s return to the stage in 2021. This triple bill is David Hallberg’s first program as Artistic Director and features two revered classics from George Balanchine, the great game-changer of ballet, with a brand-new creation from a 21st-century innovator. On sale 4 March. Learn More
Celebrating David McAllister AM (11/23/2020) - A gala luncheon to farewell David McAllister. This milestone event will celebrate all things David, with the help of some special guests. Learn More

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“Ballet is better with Friends.”

– FRIENDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

Friends of The Australian Ballet
The Arts Exchange Building
Level 4, 10 Hickson Road
The Rocks

PO Box 61
Millers Point NSW 2000

Phone: +61 2 9252 7322
Fax: +61 2 9252 7366