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

There are no productions or in-person FAB events currently available for purchase. The Friends of the Australian Ballet (NSW) are committed to keeping members engaged at this time, with online events.

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.

Romeo and Juliet Final Dress Rehearsals (6/29/2021) - John Cranko’s epic version of Shakespeare’s most heart-rending love story returns to The Australian Ballet. Tickets will be on sale later in the year. In the mean time, please register if you are interested in attending the dress rehearsal to ensure your spot on the waitlist. Learn More
Harlequinade Final Dress Rehearsals (6/29/2021) - After his century-long sleep, the irrepressible Harlequin is wide awake and ready to charm ballet lovers of all ages. Tickets will be on sale later in the year. In the mean time, please register if you are interested in attending the dress rehearsal to ensure your spot on the waitlist. Learn More

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Latest News

Sylvie Guillem short documentary

Sylvie Guillem short documentary

Sylvie Guillem is one of the most acclaimed dancers in the history of the dance world. In this documentary, the legendary dancer Sylvie Guillem gives an interview for the first time since her retirement, inviting Daniil Simkin to her home to chat amongst olive trees, pastures, and her pets.

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“Ballet is better with Friends.”

– FRIENDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

The Friends of The Australian Ballet acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, create, work and perform.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Friends of The Australian Ballet
The Arts Exchange Building
Level 4, 10 Hickson Road
The Rocks NSW 2000

PO Box 61
Millers Point NSW 2000

+61 2 9252 7322 | admin@fab.org.au