Who we are
The Australian Ballet has been inspiring and delighting audiences since 1962 and is Australia’s national ballet company. A not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee, it is funded primarily through its own commercial and fundraising activities. It also receives funding from the Commonwealth, NSW and Victorian Governments, through the Australia Council for the Arts, as a Major Performing Arts Company. The Australian Ballet’s wholly owned subsidiary, Orchestra Victoria, provides orchestral services for Opera Australia and Victorian Opera as well as for The Australian Ballet.
Enriched by our country’s most talented dancers, we tour far and wide each year and have won fame at home and internationally for our uniquely Australian style, which is athletic, authentic, bold and expansive.
Moving effortlessly between the great classical works and the best of contemporary dance, including new commissions from both home and abroad, The Australian Ballet offers the nation transformative experiences through the power of our performances and our example of excellence.