Meet the New Dancers 2019

The Friends celebrated the beginning of the Sydney ballet season with our annual event Meet the New Dancers on 2 April at The Royal Automobile Club of Australia, to introduce the future stars of The Australian Ballet Company.

Together with Steven Heathcote, our Members were entertained and introduced to the new young dancers, including Sara Andrlon, Jocob de Groot, Thomas McClintock, Annaliese McDonald and Tyson Powell.

FAB Life Member Alan Jackson hosted the event and fellow FAB Councilors Jeremy Moller and Tanya Barrington presented a cheque of $3,500 to The Australian Ballet Pointe Shoe Fund.

We thank our long term sponsors Mr Rebbell Barnes, Showface Make-Up, and Bloch for their continued support at this event.


An Afternoon with Lisa Pavane

An Afternoon with Lisa Pavane

The Orchestra Room, The Concourse

25 February | 2pm—4pm

Afternoon Tea & Champagne on arrival

Join The Friends of the Australian Ballet in welcoming Lisa Pavane Director of The Australian Ballet School, former Principal Artist with The Australian Ballet and Senior Principal English National Ballet back to Sydney.

Lisa will speak about her journey from a student of The Australian Ballet School to the School’s fourth Director. Lisa will enlighten us about The Australian Ballet School students of today and the school’s aim to balance the rigorous demands of professional training with a creative, caring and challenging environment where excellence can flourish.

As Director of Australia’s foremost training institution for young dancers – The Australian Ballet School, Lisa will award a deserving NSW student of The Australian Ballet School the annual Friends of The Australian Ballet Scholarship which will cover the tuition and training of a dedicated level 8 student.

Guests will hear from the recipient of the Friends of The Australian Ballet NSW Scholarship and have the ability to participate in a lively Q & A discussion with Lisa Pavane.

The Australian Ballet School ITP Students and prospective students are welcome to attend. Afternoon Tea and refreshments will be served.

Members $30
Non Members $35
Students / Pensioners $25

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