West Australian Ballet

In 1952, West Australian Ballet was established by Madame Kira Bousloff - the first ballet company formed in Australia that is still in existence today.
Madame Bousloff, a Prima Ballerina with the Ballets Russes, had travelled to the east coast of Australia in 1938. After completing her commitment with the Ballets Russes she travelled west to Perth on holiday and fell in love with the city, declaring that the beautiful coastline reminded her of the French Riviera.
West Australian Ballet became the State ballet company in 1970.
Since its formation West Australian Ballet has developed an impressive reputation for superior classical and contemporary ballet and contemporary dance of the highest level. Its repertoire continues to develop steadily; classical ballet forming the foundation for the Company's vocabulary, combined with a distinct contemporary outlook on the art form. West Australian Ballet stages everything from full length classical ballets, narrative ballets and shorter works, and encompasses a variety of choreographic styles.
The Company is based in Perth and resides at His Majesty’s Theatre. It offers an extensive program of dance throughout the year, with three to four major seasons in Perth, regional touring throughout Western Australia, choreographic workshops, a series of free public performances, an extensive education program and other community activities.

West Australian Ballet also tours nationally and internationally; past international tours include China, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines. In 2005 West Australian Ballet toured nationally to Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Parramatta and Newcastle and embarked on a North West Tour to Broome, Karratha, Onslow and Newman
West Australian Ballet is the only state dance company that has an official partnership with its state symphony orchestra; the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

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Persons

  • Banks, William
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Brandwood, Daryl
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Cavallari, Ivan
    Classical Ballet / Artistic Director
  • D’Arbe, Alessandra
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Dennis, Mark
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Evans, Fiona
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Hagerty, Georgina
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Hill, Claire
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Ishii, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Kirkman, Benjamin
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Laine, Yann
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Law, Yi Li
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Lehmann, Matthew
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Levchenko, Michael
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Luck, Christian
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Mack, David
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Marett, Benjamin
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Maughan, Victoria
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • McLellan, Ashley
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Mills, Robert
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Moore, Kyla
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Murray, John
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Mutavdzic, Milos
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Parkyn, Andrea
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Parry, Meg
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Pevnev, Sergey
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Provins, Jennifer
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Santos, Andre
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Smeulders, Jayne
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Sutcliffe, Sarah
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Takayama, Yu
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Widdison-Jacobs, Brooke
    Classical Ballet / Dancer