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WORDS FROM OUR FRIENDS
“It was so exciting to return to the Sydney Opera House to attend a performance. As it was a full dress rehearsal we were able to see the behind the scenes work of the ballet members and extra tuition given to small groups. Amazing to see the many team members that coordinate the production for the Sydney season. Good to hear the new Artistic Director introduce himself on stage and who was very involved with the rehearsal.”
– Leigh Beardsell
Re-live past Friends functions with our events gallery
The Friends have a long history of producing remarkable celebratory events for our members.
Some of The Friends‘ proudest historical moments include:
FAB founding luncheon in support of Don Quixote at the Sydney Opera House
(Directed by Rudolph Nureyev, starring Rudolph Nureyev and Robert Helpmann)
Australian film premiere of Mao’s Last Dancer at State Theatre
Fairwater Garden Party – An afternoon party in the secret garden of Lady Mary Fairfax
Celebrating David McAllister AC – A gala luncheon farewelling David as outgoing Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, which raised over $170,000 for The McAllister Fund
The FAB team have created a vast and varied selection of events that has included:
+ The annual welcome event, Meet the New Dancers
+ Christmas parties, high teas, pre-show drinks, movie nights
+ In-conversation opportunities with industry guest speakers, creatives, dancers
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