Eleanor Freeman —
Eleanor was born in Clayton, Melbourne. She received her early ballet training at the Mildura Ballet and Dance Guild. She moved to Melbourne to continue her studies full-time at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School where she received the Anne Woolliams ‘Dance Award’ for the top senior dance student.
Eleanor was accepted into the Queensland Ballet Professional Year program where she received the George Hartnett Award and was awarded her Solo Seal by the Royal Academy of Dance.
She joined Queensland Ballet as a Trainee Dancer in January 2011 and was promoted to Company Dancer in 2012.
Myrtha in Ai-Gul Gaisina's Giselle
François Klaus’s Swan Lake
Nils Christe’s Purcell Pieces
Did you know?
- Eleanor has an amazing high heel shoe collection, the higher the better!
- Eleanor loves to travel. She's currently been to over 10 different countries and is looking forward to her next travel adventure.
What has been your funniest moment onstage?
"Lots of the dancers will know this one, as it surprisingly comes up quite frequently in conversations and usually ends up with me doing a ridiculous recount in the middle of the studio. When I performed Carabosse, the evil fairy in Francois Klaus' Sleeping Beauty, I had this extremely long cape which unfortunately got completely wrapped around my ankles in one of my entrances. I remember at the time suddenly feeling the ground getting closer and not quite realising what was happening until my face was inches from the floor and I'd caught myself in a push up. Luckily Carabosse is such an intense character because I was so furious at myself for falling over centre stage. To this day I'm pretty sure that my colleagues onstage found it very hard to share my anger smile emoticon Just goes to show that no matter what happens we will always pick ourselves up, head held high and carry on, plus have something great to laugh about later!"