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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).
3 September 1962
The 46 dancers of The Australian Ballet have their first day of rehearsals in their Albert Street, East Melbourne studios, a building that was once part of the Presbyterian Ladies College.
Also in 1962
Peggy van Praagh returns to Australia to take up the directorship of the new company.