Grant Aris

Associate Teacher

Grant trained professionally from a very young age at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, London, and then continued his studies at The Australian Ballet School where he received Honours for his Diploma in Dance. 

After graduating from The Australian Ballet School, he joined The Australian Ballet under the watchful eye of Maina Gielgud in 1995, and later under the directorship of Ross Stretton. He was fortunate to dance many soloists roles in multiple productions, and created the role of “The diver” in Meryl Tankards “In the deep end”. 

With this curiosity of creation, Grant decided to move to Europe in 1998, and joined the Le Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve in Switzerland. He was principal dancer with the company for 11 years. Throughout his career, from New York to Tokyo, Grant has performed in the most prestigious theatres in the world and has interpreted works from the greatest choreographers of the twentieth century; such as: Maurice Béjart, William Forsythe, Jean-Christophe Maillot, John Neumier, and Carolyn Carlson.

In 2009 he accepted the position of Ballet Master and Rehearsal Director, and assisted many world renowned choreographers in their creations for the company. He was responsible for rehearsing and re-staging them in theatres across the globe. 

Grant has also been invited as a Guest Teacher for many international ballet companies and an Adjudicator for several distinguished dance competitions. He has also choreographed several ballets for Junior Company’s in Europe. 


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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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