MEET THE NEW DANCERS
Tuesday 2 April 6.30pm for 7pm start
The Macquarie Room
RACA Members: $75
Please join us for canapes, drinks and conversation at our annual welcome event of the year and meet The Australian Ballet Master Steven Heathcote who will introduce the new dancers who have been invited to join The Australian Ballet in 2019.
Other guests will include Riley Lapham, recipient of The Friends of The Australian Ballet 2018 Annual Scholarship to The Australian Ballet School which contributes tuition fees for a final year student from NSW.
Our future stars will be presented with a gift from Friends of The Australian Ballet in recognition of their commencement with the company. In addition, The Friends will be donating to The Australian Ballet a financial contribution towards the purchasing of pointe shoes.
ABOUT STEVEN HEATHCOTE
Described by choreographer Graeme Murphy as "the absolute grand gentleman of the art form", Steven Heathcote has been one of The Australian Ballet's longest-serving principal artists after 20 years until retiring in 2007.
Heathcote was taken into the company while he was still at The Australian Ballet School, to dance in a production of Spartacus and was made a principal artist just four years later. Tall and athletic, a natural prince, a mesmerising partner, he danced all the great classical roles and excelled in contemporary works. He appeared as a guest artist with companies including American Ballet Theatre and Mariinsky Ballet.
In 2014, he rejoined The Australian Ballet as ballet master, and now passes on his wealth of knowledge to today's stars.