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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).
19 December 2012
After 50 years and more than 6,400 performances with The Australian Ballet, founding member Colin Peasley hangs up his dancing shoes. His last performance as a member of the company is at the Sydney Opera House on December 19 in Swan Lake, which was also the first ballet performed by the new company in 1962.