Mali was born in Sydney and began ballet training at the age of 10. In 2016 he moved to New Zealand to train at the New Zealand School of dance for 2 years. During his time at the school, he performed in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s season of The Wizard of Oz. In 2018 he joined Queensland Ballet as a Jete Parker Young artist and was promoted to Company Artist in 2019.
- ‘Spanish’ and ‘Chinese’- Ben Stevenson’s Nutcracker
- Jack Lister’s B- Sides
- Jack Lister’s Giselle Pas De Deux
- Principal Role’- Rani Luther’s Lunar
- ‘Temple Dancer’ – Greg Horsman’s La Bayadere
- Val Caniparoli’s Aria
- George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante
- Cacti, Tuplet, Episode 31 - Alexander Ekman
- Jiri and Otto Bubenicek’s Dance Gallantries
Barbara Webster Memorial Ballet Scholarship 2017
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Growing up watching recorded tapes of Top Music Video Hits, Mali originally wanted to be a commercial dancer. He didn’t have an interest in ballet and never thought of even trying it. However, one of his teachers informed him that ballet is a fundamental style of dance that every professional dancer must train in. Mali gave it a try, and after almost six months he discovered he had a niche for it. His love for the style instantly grew.
“Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up and lost in the competitiveness of this industry. In those times, take a moment to step back and remember what sparked your love and interest for his art form in the first place. Always listen and look after yourself physically and mentally, your body is your instrument after all, and mental checks never hurt as it can be just as mentally exhausting”