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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).
16 December 1975
Robert Helpmann invites Colin Peasley to join the ballet staff. He accepts the role, but continues to dance as a soloist with the company.
Also in 1975
British choreographer Gillian Lynne arrives to create The Australian Ballet’s first TV commission.