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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).
2 March 1999
Li Cunxin, the former Houston Ballet star and later the author of a phenomenally successful memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer, retires from The Australian Ballet after a career as one of its most respected principal dancers. He becomes a stock broker.