Rachael Walsh —

Rachael Walsh
Principal Dancer

Rachael received her early training from Maxine Lockwood in Mt. Gambier, South Australia. She joined Queensland Ballet after graduating from The Australian Ballet School.

In 2002, she was promoted to Principal Dancer. She has spent her 16 years with the Company performing principal roles in many classic and contemporary ballets, and has enjoyed works being created upon her by both Australian and international choreographers. Favourites include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), and A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche) by François Klaus and works by Nils Christe and Natalie Weir.

In 2000, Rachael won the 4MBS/Perform Award for Dance. In 2004 she was awarded a Lord Mayor`s Young and Emerging Artist Fellowship that allowed her to travel to Spain, Germany France and The Netherlands for further study. She was again named “Most Outstanding Dancer” in Dance Australia magazine’s 2009 Critics Survey.

Did you know?

  • Rachael cites Nils Christe’s SYNC and Mario Schroeder’s Strawberry Lips as two of her favourite pieces to perform.