The Australian Ballet has welcomed five new Australian Ballet School graduates to the barre – two dancers joining us after short-term engagements in 2018. In addition, eleven of our dancers will start the year in new positions, having been promoted at the end of 2018.
The five ranks in The Australian Ballet are Principal Artist, Senior Artist, Soloist, Coryphée and Corps de Ballet.
Benedicte Bemet, Dana Stephensen, Cristiano Martino and Marcus Morelli have been promoted to Senior Artists. Imogen Chapman, Ingrid Gow, Callum Linnane andJake Mangakahia have been promoted to Soloists.
Jasmin Durham, Yuumi Yamada and Timothy Coleman have been promoted to the rank of Coryphée.
In 2019, The Australian Ballet has welcomed three graduates from The Australian Ballet School: Thomas McClintock, Annaliese Macdonald and Jacob de Groot; while former Australian Ballet School graduatesSara Andrlon and Tyson Powell will also join full time after dancing with the company on short-term engagements in 2018.
The Australian Ballet has welcomed Alice Topp as its newest Resident Choreographer. Alice’s passion for choreography was first showcased in her unique works for The Australian Ballet’s Bodytorque seasons. In 2018, she took on a new challenge creating her first full work, Aurum, which left many an audience member breathless.