The Ballet Society, New South Wales raises much needed funds for The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School.

Since its inception in 1973 we have:

+ Sold over ½ million tickets to members for The Australian Ballet dress rehearsals

+ Reinvested millions of dollars in ballet specific projects at The Australian Ballet

+ Presented over 500 events

+ Held 50 major events

In recent years our achievements have included:

+ Funding more than 500 pairs of pointe shoes by gifting $50,000 to the pointe shoe fund

+ Made donations in excess of $500,000 to directly fund ballet scholarships


The Ballet Society, New South Wales Annual Scholarship

Our scholarship is awarded annually at the completion of the Australian Ballet School year to a NSW student in Level 8 the following year. The scholarship is equal to The Australian Ballet Schools tuition fees to the value of $10,000. Recent recipients include:

2017   Joseph Romancewicz

2018   Riley Lapham

2019   Belle Urwin

2021   Evangeline Beal-Atwood

2022  Morganne Speirs

The Australian Ballet Kelvin Coe Scholarship

The Kelvin Coe Scholarship is given per the discretion of The Ballet Society, New South Wales and awarded by the Artistic Director at The Australian Ballet as a special commendation for excellence in all areas. The scholarship is used to further the recipient’s development in dance or choreography. Previous recipients include:

2016   Drew Heddich

2013   Annabel Bronner-Reid

1996   David McAllister

1995   Stephen Baynes

1993   Andrew Murphy

Kelvin Coe OBE was an Australian ballet dancer and the first male artist to be promoted from the corps de ballet to principal dancer with the Australian Ballet. He died of AIDS related illness in 1992. To mark his contribution to ballet in Australia, Coe was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1980.

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