Coppélia Rehearsals - Swanilda & Franz
Coppélia Rehearsals - Swanilda & Franz

Studio Photographer Christian Tiger took beautiful photos of our dancers rehearsing Swanilda & Franz for Greg Horsman's Coppélia.

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Seven years of memorable performances by Soloist Yu Hui
Seven years of memorable performances by Soloist Yu Hui

Yu Hui is a dancer who makes an immediate impression. Since joining the Company in 2007, he has inspired fans who love his strong technique and charming stage presence. Unfortunately, Yu Hui has decided to leave QB and return home to China for personal reasons.

Coppélia Doll-Making Workshop
Coppélia Doll-Making Workshop
Queensland Ballet announces research into benefits of Dance for Parkinson’s
Queensland Ballet announces research into benefits of Dance for Parkinson’s

Queensland Ballet is undertaking research into its innovative new Dance for Parkinson’s pilot program to investigate the physical, social and emotional benefits that ballet and dance can have on people living with Parkinson’s disease (Parkinson’s).

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Coppélia costumes by Noelene Hill
Coppélia costumes

Costume Designer and Wardrobe Production Manager Noelene Hill and her team have been hard at work on creating her beautiful designs for Coppélia.

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The colour palette is a nod to the hues of the Australian countryside – from eucalypt green and earthy brown to the pale washed blue of a summer sky.

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Dance and fashion work together

Dance and fashion work together

Choreography by Principal Dancer, Rachael Walsh, will open Brisbane designer Gail Sorronda’s show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

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Young Artists perform in Canberra

Dancers from the Jette Parker Young Artist Program performed at the Settlement Awards dinner in Canberra.

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The Jette Parker Young Artist Program allows dancers to refine their technique, have access to performance opportunities and enjoy elite mentoring.

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Coppélia Doll-Making Workshop

Coppélia Doll-Making Workshop

Join Queensland Ballet these school holidays to create your very own ballerina doll.

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Qi Huan - Coppélia Guest Artist
Qi Huan - Coppélia Guest Artist

Qi Huan, Principal at Royal New Zealand Ballet, will join the Company as a guest artist performing the role of Franz in Coppélia

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Go backstage to see Coppélia Rehearsals - Dr Coppélius, Swanilda & Mazurka
Coppélia Rehearsals - Dr Coppélius, Swanilda & Mazurka

Take a peek at our dancers during Coppélia rehearsals of Dr Coppélius and Swanilda (as Coppélia) and the mazurka.

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Greg Horsman's version of Coppélia is set in the small South Australian town of Hahndorf in the late 19th century.

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Lastest backstage video - Coppélia
Backstage - Coppélia

Find out more about Choreographer Greg Horsman's unique take on Coppélia in this video.

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New Jette Parker Young Artists

NEW JETTE PARKER YOUNG ARTISTS

We’re delighted to welcome a further two young dancers to the Jette Parker Young Artist Program.

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Coppélia’s Characters

Former dancers on our Artistic staff will return to the stage in Coppélia

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Talia Fowler Guest Teacher
Adopt a Dancer - Tamara Hanton
Adopt a Dancer - Tamara Hanton
Meet the Dancers - Lisa Edwards
Meet the Dancers - Lisa Edwards
Did You Know?

The Company loves Lisa’s gingerbread; she has been making it since 2004.

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Coppélia Rehearsal - Franz & Henry
Coppélia Rehearsal - Franz and Henry
Dressing Coppélia

DRESSING COPPÉLIA

Costume Designer Noelene Hill has created a beautiful suite of complementary designs for the many different characters in Coppélia.

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Artistic Director Li Cunxin first performed the role of Franz in Ronald Hynd's Coppélia.

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Ballet meets AFL
Ballet meets AFL - Gallery
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Choreographer Greg Horsman's Coppélia will include an AFL-inspired scene.

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Ballet meets AFL

Ballet meets AFL

Brisbane Lions players Pearce Hanley and Brent Moloney were in the studio last week assisting Choreographer Greg Horsman in the creation of his new ballet Coppélia. 

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Backstage video - Dance Dialogues
Backstage - Dance Dialogues

Hear from Li Cunxin and Choreographers Joseph Stewart and Tim Podesta about their new works for the Summer studio season.

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David McAllister guest teacher

David McAllister was a guest teacher on Friday 28 February.

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David McAllister is the Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet and a former Principal Dancer with the company.

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Go backstage to see pictures of Tim Podesta's The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy by Tim Podesta - Gallery

We captured choreographer Tim Podesta in rehearsal with the dancers for his piece The Divine Comedy

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The work is based on The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, the celebrated Italian poet of the Middle Ages.

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Go backstage to see Joseph Stewart's Winter Dawn in rehearsal
Winter Dawn Rehearsal - Dance Dialogues

Company Dancer Joseph Stewart was asked by Li Cunxin to create a short piece for the Summer season. 

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For this new piece, Joseph looked to the beautiful Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet for inspiration.

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Queensland Ballet Dance Classes
Queensland Ballet Dance Classes
Dance Australia Critic's Survey

We are delighted that Queensland Ballet was acknowledged by the Dance Australia critics.

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The Jette Parker Young Artist Program

A new apprenticeship program has launched in 2014.

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The Young Artists will have opportunities to perform alongside Principals, as part of the Company ensemble, and with guest artists from around the world.

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New Company Dancers

Four new dancers have joined the Company in 2014.

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Adult Dance Classes

Queensland Ballet Dance Classes are designed to increase your fitness, flexibility and co-ordination in a fun and supportive environment.

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Romeo & Juliet Guest Stars

Romeo & Juliet Guest Stars

Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Steven McRae join Queensland Ballet dancers for Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet.

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Request a Season 2014 brochure

Download a PDF of the Queensland Ballet Season 2014 brochure or request one to be mailed to you.

Li Cunxin Queensland's Australian
of the Year 2014

queensland's australian of the year 2014

Queensland Ballet's Artistic Director Li Cunxin has been named Queensland's Australian of Year 2014.

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Dance for Parkinson's

Queensland Ballet invites members of the community affected by Parkinson's disease to participate.

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