Mr Dunn said,"David has taken The Australian Ballet to new heights during his two decades as our Artistic Director. He has decided that his twentieth-anniversary year will be the right time to hand on the artistic directorship of the company he joined as a dancer straight out of The Australian Ballet School in 1983.
"David’s leadership of the company has been extraordinarily successful and he will leave an enduring legacy.
"An orderly succession-planning process is in place. The company will begin celebrating David and his enormous contribution when we launch his final 2020 Season in September and throughout next year as David's final season unfolds around the country."