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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 andother performing art forms;
• encourage young people to attend and participate in ballet.

Support Crassus

The Friends of The Australian Ballet (NSW) has committed to making a major financial gift to the company for the development of The Australian Ballets new production of Spartacus. We will permanently be
acknowledged as the custodian of the Principle Roman character Crassus for the entire life of the production.

This unique association with Crassus will allow us to provide our loyal Friends with exclusive ongoing access to behind the scenes news, talks and special events during the creation of this exhilarating production.

We are asking you to make a donation in support of Crassus when you return your membership application. Sponsors will be acknowledged in our En Pointe Newsletter and Website.

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

Donate to Support Crassus Now

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 to date
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 Major Supporters ($500 and over)

We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the following and the area of their support

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
Mrs Elizabeth Wills  – Friends of the Australian Ballet

Friends of the Australian Ballet

Office & Administration

Jo Michel
Administration Coordinator

P: 02 9252 7322
M: 0415 088 485
E: jo.michel@fab.org.au

Sally-Anne Freeman
Marketing and Events Coordinator

P: 02 9252 7322
M: 0416 363 380
E sally.freeman@fab.org.au

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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