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The Friends of the Australian Ballet (NSW) are a charitable organisation established in 1973, which aims to:
• assist The Australian Ballet financially in areas beyond the normal scope of Government subsidy and in other ways;
• advance ballet and the art of dancing and provide ballet lovers with the fullest opportunity to broaden their appreciation and experience of ballet;
• provide scholarships and bursaries for promising dancers, choreographers, designers and musicians;
• facilitate communication between The Australian Ballet and its audience;
• promote new works through ballet, musical theatre and other performing art forms;
• encourage young people to attend and participate in ballet.

To allow the Friends to continue supporting The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School, we are asking you to make a donation. Donors will be acknowledged in our En Pointe Newsletter and Website

PLATINUM (over $150)
GOLD……………………………………………………………….. $100
SILVER………………………………………………………………..$50
BRONZE………………………………………………………………$20

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Friends Of the Australian Ballet Major Supporters ($500 and over)

We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the following and the area of their support
Mr Peter Thornhill – Crassus Campaign
Mrs Judy Ashton – Lilac Fairy Campaign
EFEX Group  – Afternoon Tea 2015
Mr/Mrs Helen & John Spira  – Friends of the Australian Ballet
Mrs Sue Perini  – Afternoon Tea 2015
Mr Rebbell Barnes – Meet the New Dancers – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Mrs Elizabeth Wills  – Friends of the Australian Ballet

The Crassus Campaign

In 2018 The Friends of The Australian Ballet (NSW) Ltd became the custodian of Crassus for The Australian Ballet’s new production of the Spartacus. As custodian, we will be acknowledged in all recreations of the production in Perpetuity. We were very proud to have our members contribute to the Crassus fund to allow us to make this generous donation to The Australian Ballet.

We would like to acknowledge our Platinum and Gold Donors for The Crassus Campaign to date
Mr Phil Bendrey
Mrs Mignon Bly
Mrs Joan Cowie
Mr Brian Galway
Mrs Helen Goddard
Mrs Julie Goold
Mrs Louise Hamshere
Mr Alan Jackson
Mrs Iris Luke
Mrs Pamela Whalan

The Lilac Fairy Campaign

In 2015 The Friends of The Australian Ballet (NSW) Ltd became the custodian of the Lilac Fairy for David McAllister’s new production of the Sleeping Beauty. As custodian, we will be acknowledged in all recreations of the production in Perpetuity. We were very proud to have our members contribute to the Lilac Fairy fund to allow us to make this generous donation to The Australian Ballet.

We would like to acknowledge our Platinum and Gold Donors for The Lilac Fairy Campaign
Mr & Mrs Phil & Laurel Bendrey
Ms Margaret Bresnahan
Ms Sari Browne
Mrs Joan Cassidy
Mrs Kristine Catchpole
Ms Nerilyn Cheeseman
Mrs Joan Cowie
Mrs Jill Devenish-Meares
Mrs Diana Dodds
Ms Maggie Duggan
Mrs Angela Egan
Mrs Marie Eichhorn
Mr & Mrs Don & Deirdre Faithful
Mrs Julie Goold
Mrs Margaret Hall
Mrs Louise Hamshere
Miss Patricia Heasty
Ms Lesley Hitchens
Mrs Meila Hutchinson
Mrs Toni Ireland
Mr Alan Jackson
Leigh Johns
Ms Hilary Kaplan
Mrs Jean Lederer
Ms Deborah Lilly
Mrs Iris Luke
Mrs Gillian McLachlan
Ms Susan Mitchelhill
Mr Laurie O’Brien
Miss Jennifer Rhodes
Miss Robyn Robinson
Mrs Glenys Roelfsema
Mrs Margaret Swinbourne
Mrs Michele Topcic
Miss Lutina Van Tebberen
Ms Eva Venables
Ms Jennifer Wardell
Miss Pamela Whalan
Ms Helen Wyld

 

Friends of the Australian Ballet

Office & Administration

Katie Hayward
Marketing and Events Coordinator

P: 02 9252 7322
M: 0408 484 012
E katie.hayward@fab.org.au

For general enquiries
P: 02 9252 7322
E: admin@fab.org.au

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🎬FLICKS WITH THE FRIENDS🎬

The Friends of the Australian Ballet have teamed up with the Sydney Film Festival and are delighted to offer our Members the opportunity to attend three ballet genre films - all Australian Premieres!

Enjoy the dramatic Nureyev bio-pic - THE WHITE CROW (Cremorne Orpheum, Wednesday 5 June 6.30pm); follow the story of Carlos Acosta who plays his adult-self in YULI (Event Cinema, George St Wednesday 12 June 6pm); and the documentary THE HEART DANCES (The State Theatre, Friday 14 June 9.30am) about the journey of Royal New Zealand Ballet’s staging of The Piano, based Jane Campion’s 1993 film.

Lastly, to complete this flick fest, don’t miss the formidable Mr Leo Schofield AM pre-screening talk of Paris Opera Ballet’s CINDERELLA, the Nureyev production at Palace Verona Sunday 23 June 11.30am.

For tickets and more info head to au.patronbase.com/_FriendsOfTheAustralianBallet/Productions

Ballet, and film, are better with friends!
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🎬FLICKS WITH THE FRIENDS🎬

The Friends of the Australian Ballet have teamed up with the Sydney Film Festival and are delighted to offer our Members the opportunity to attend three ballet genre films - all Australian Premieres!  

Enjoy the dramatic Nureyev bio-pic - THE WHITE CROW (Cremorne Orpheum, Wednesday 5 June 6.30pm); follow the story of Carlos Acosta who plays his adult-self in YULI (Event Cinema, George St Wednesday 12 June 6pm); and the documentary THE HEART DANCES  (The State Theatre, Friday 14 June 9.30am) about the journey of Royal New Zealand Ballet’s staging of The Piano, based Jane Campion’s 1993 film.  

Lastly, to complete this flick fest, don’t miss the formidable Mr Leo Schofield AM pre-screening talk of Paris Opera Ballet’s CINDERELLA, the Nureyev production at Palace Verona Sunday 23 June 11.30am.

For tickets and more info head to https://au.patronbase.com/_FriendsOfTheAustralianBallet/Productions

Ballet, and film, are better with friends!

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