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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).
Peggy van Praagh returns to Australia to take up the directorship of the new company. Van Praagh had directed the Sadler’s Wells Ballet and the Borovansky Ballet for a brief time before its demise. She brings with her Ray Powell, a ballet master from The Royal Ballet, and begins auditioning nationally for dancers.