David Power

David Power


First Company Artist

Born in Brisbane, David commenced his dance training at the age of 3 years. He graduated from The Australian Ballet School with Honours in 2014 before joining the Queensland Ballet as a Young Artist in 2015. David was promoted to Company Artist in 2016.

In his time with the Company he has performed many roles in both classical and contemporary works by choreographers including Derek Deane, Christopher Bruce, Greg Horseman, Natalie Weir, Paul Taylor and Ben Stevenson. David has also enjoyed dancing leading roles in works by Liam Scarlett, Trey McInTyre, And Marc Ribaud.

 

Repertoire Highlights

  • Prince Ivan in Liam Scarlett’s The Firebird

  • Puck in Liam Scarlett's A Midsummer Nights Dream 

  • The Golden Idol in Greg Horseman’s La Bayadère

  • Peter Pan in Trey McInTyre’s Peter Pan

  • Alain in Marc Ribaud’s La Fille Mal Gardee

  • Neopolitan in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake

  • Ghost in Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dancers

  • Bugle Boy in Paul Taylor’s Company B

 

Why has ballet endured as an artform?

"Ballet, like other performing Arts, is a constantly evolving art form. But, the more it changes, the more it stays the same. Ballet will forever be based on the same fundamental techniques dating back to the 15th century. I find the most wonderful aspect of ballet is that, based upon this underlying technique, the artist has the creative freedom to produce his or her own individual art. So, whatever groundbreaking new choreography, or exquisite portrayal of expressions through movement, or story told without words might arise, they are all based upon existing technique. I believe that's how ballet has endured and I'm excited to be a part of this art form and hope to be a part of its evolution."


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