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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).
18 March 1981
Serge Lifar visits The Australian Ballet to stage his ballet Suite en blanc. He presents the company with the prestigious Diaghilev Award and dancer Joanne Michel with the Pavlova Prize for her outstanding dancing – a great honour.