Edward Pope —

Edward Pope
Young Artist


Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Age started dancing



Beth Caballero, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Queensland Ballet Academy Pre-Professional Program

Queensland Ballet 

Jette Parker Young Artist 2019          

Repertoire includes

  • Krzysztof Pastor's Dracula
  • Jayne Smeulder's The Nutcracker
  • Genesis, West Australian Ballet's contemporary season
  • August Bournonville’s La Sylphide
  • Gary Lang's Milky Way, Ballet at the Quarry, West Australian Ballet's contemporary season
  • Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker
  • Ben Stevenson's Swan Lake
  • Derek Dean's Strictly Gershwin
  • Paul Boyd's Tangled
  • Gareth Belling's Muscle Memory

Favourite role to perform

Doll Boy solo in Jayne Smaulder's The Nutcracker for its technical challenges and musical precision.

Roles would love to dance

  • Wayne McGregor's Chroma
  • Christopher Wheeldon's A Winters Tale

Dance inspiration

The freedom to express myself through movement and discovering new ways to do so.

Awards and achievements

  • Winner of the Australian Cecchetti Bursary award

Other information

Choreographic creations: 'Sink or Swim' for West Australian Ballet's contemporary season. Edward also has an interest in photography and visual arts.