Lilly Maskery

‘It is such an honour to be a part of the legacy that is The Australian Ballet, and very exciting that I get to play a role in its future’
– Lilly Maskery

Name?
Lilly Maskery

Lilly Maskery, courtesy of The Australian Ballet

Age?
19

Where did you grow up?
Auckland, New Zealand

What age did you start dancing?
Three years old

What’s your first memory of dance?
Being obsessed with myself in the mirror during my first tap class at age 3

Favourite ballet/contemporary work?
My favourite ballets are Giselle and Onegin and my favourite contemporary work is Claude Pascal by Jiri Kylian

Favourite dance film/ book/ podcast?
My favourite dance podcast is Conversations on Dance hosted by Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Breeden.

Favourite moment on stage
ABS September Showcase 2019 in Simon Dow’s Defile when all of us graduates walked down the State Theatre stage as a cohort.

What repertoire/ role do you aspire to perform?
I would love to perform big classic dramatic roles such as Giselle or Juliet.

Who is your dance idol or mentor?
My dance idol is David Hallberg

Do you prefer classical or contemporary repertoire?
Classical

How have you been keeping busy during lockdown?
Watching a lot of Netflix and re-organising my apartment.

What are you most looking forward to being back in the studio?
I’m looking forward to starting rehearsals again and hopefully being able to do my first performance as a company member.

What do you think makes TAB such an incredible company to be a part of?
Even though we are a relatively young company, there is still so much history which is passed down from generation to generation. It is such an honour to be a part of the legacy that is The Australian Ballet, and very exciting that I get to play a role in its future.

What is your biggest aspiration for your career?
My biggest aspiration for my career would be to make an audience feel that my performance changed them in some way making them think or feel differently leaving the theatre.

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