Tamara Hanton

Tamara Hanton


Company Artist

Tamara began her dance training at the Dianne McLellan Dance Academy at the age of five.

She then trained at the Anne Fraser School of Dance before being accepted into Queensland Ballet’s Professional Year program in 2006. While a PY student Tamara was awarded both the Patricia MacDonald Scholarship and the George Hartnett Funerals Award. 

She became a Trainee Dancer with the Company in 2008 and Company Dancer in January 2009.

 

Repertoire highlights

  • Mary in Greg Horsman's Coppelia

  • Tinkerbell in Trey McIntyre's Peter Pan

  • Effie in Peter Schaufuss' La Sylphide

  • Song, the Yellow Fairy in Greg Horsman's The Sleeping Beauty

  • Ma Cong's Ersther Vals

  • Violente in Francois Klaus’s The Sleeping Beauty

  • Cygnet in Francois Klaus’s Swan Lake

Did you know?

  • Tamara loves to watch TV, she is a big fan of Dance Moms.

  • Tamara loves to cook, she loves cooking cheesecake.

What’s the best advice you can give to someone wanting to dance professionally?

"The best advice I can give someone wanting to have ballet as their career is to do it for you. It sounds so easy but as you go through this career you have so many people around you that you are trying to impress, roles that you would love to do, people that you want to out jump or out turn and sometimes just pressure to do well in general that sometimes you forget to just enjoy dancing. After all it is a career we do because we love it, If you don't do it for you, if you don't believe in yourself It truly shows in your performance :) "


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