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Upcoming ballet and dance performances

A woman in an Indian saree dancing to the sound of a Japanese drum
18 - 21 Oct 2023 Dance

Chi Udaka

Chi Udaka is a kaleidoscope of sound and vision with taiko drums, shakuhachi flute, cello, classical Indian vocals and dance.

A danseur dressed as a plant.
10 - 25 Nov 2023 Dance

The Dream / Marguerite and Armand

A double bill from Frederick Ashton that will showcase the depth of the artists of The Australian Ballet. Featuring The Dream an airy, romantic homage to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Marguerite and Armand a tragic love affair of pure passion.

11 Nov - 2 Dec 2023 Dance

Hallberg in Conversation

Sit in as The Australian Ballet's Artistic Director David Hallberg talks with dancers and creatives about the process of preparing a ballet, the fascinating history of the art form and the fine detail of dance.

27 Nov 2023 Dance

Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture

2023 National Finals for Girls 13 - 30 from all over Australia who perform and compete for the national title of “Senior Grand Champion”.

A ballerina in white dress performing on the stage.
1 - 20 Dec 2023 Dance

Swan Lake

A dynamic new vision of a timeless classic. The centrepiece of The Australian Ballet's 60th anniversary celebrations that will redefine ballet history for future generations.

15 Dec 2023 Dance

Behind the Scenes with The Australian Ballet

Watch from your theatre seat as the dancers go through their morning training routine, with commentary from The Australian Ballet’s artistic staff.

17 - 21 Jan 2024 Dance


Strap yourself in for this high energy, foot-stomping, and positively electrifying dance spectacular by Argentina’s greatest export Malevo. An exhilarating take on the traditional Argentine ‘Malambo’, the all-male troupe brings its blazing raw talent down under for their Australian debut.

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A tough nut to crack

How The Nutcracker cracked its way into the ultimate Christmas tradition.

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Dancing to de-feet Parkinson’s

There’s still a lot that's unknown about Parkinson’s disease. But as research progresses, dance stands out as a form of exercise helping to control symptoms and giving strength to those living with the condition.

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Canberra dancer wins female choreographic residency

Sydney Opera House, The Australian Ballet and Dance Australia join forces to bring women to centre stage.

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A history of tap dancing

Leaping off tabletops and singing penguins: moments in the dance's rich history.

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DanceRites Deadly Moments

For almost 10 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have travelled to Sydney to take part in Sydney Opera House’s various First Nations Festivals and our principal Festival now known as DanceRites.

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Muggera Dance Party | From Our House To Yours

Hold your very own dance party with Daz and Jax Compton, stars of the popular TV show Move it Mob Style! Big and little kids alike are invited to learn contemporary Indigenous and hip-hop infused dance moves.

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