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Some of the text in The Australian Ballet timeline is adapted from essays in Luminous. These were written by Valerie Lawson (The Sixties), Jill Sykes (The Seventies), Lee Christofis (The Eighties), Michael Shmith (The Nineties) and Deborah Jones (The New Millennium).
26 October 1989
Stanton Welch, eldest son of Marilyn Jones and Garth Welch, joins the company. He began his ballet training at the late age of 17, winning a scholarship to the San Francisco Ballet School.
Also in 1989
More famous dance teachers come to Australia to work with the company.