Meet the New Dancers 2020
Tuesday 31 March | 6.30 for 7pm start
Royal Automobile Club of Australia
Join the Friends of The Australian Ballet together with Fiona Tonkin to Meet the New Dancers of The Australian Ballet 2020!
This year we are thrilled that nine dancers will be joining the Company, all graduates from The Australian Ballet School, including Belle Urwin, recipient of The Friends of The Australian Ballet 2019 Scholarship to The Australian Ballet School.
Our future stars will be presented with a gift from Friends of The Australian Ballet in recognition of their commencement with the company. For each new Company Member, The Friends will also be donating $500 to The Australian Ballet’s Pointe Shoe Fund.
Meet the New Dancers is proudly supported by Bloch, Showface and Mr Rebell Barnes.
Tickets on sale 10am Monday 3 February
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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.
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.
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Non Members $35
Students / Pensioners $25