Browse through the decades; search for a ballet, person or event; or dive right in through the spotlight.
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).
In the spotlight
On 2 November 1962, The Australian Ballet staged its very first performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney. Over the next five decades, hundreds of dancers, choreographers, designers, teachers, composers, costumiers and a passionate supporting cast would make the company what it is today.
The timeline website captures 50 years of the company through photos, videos, and stories from the people who were there.
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