First Indigenous dancer to join The Australian BalletThe Australian Ballet is delighted to announce that Ella Havelka from Bangarra will be joining the company.
She will be the first Indigenous dancer to join The Australian Ballet. Havelka will perform her final shows with Bangarra Dance Theatre in Brisbane this week and will start rehearsing with The Australian Ballet in Sydney in November.
Artistic Director David McAllister said he was thrilled that Havelka had accepted the offer to join the company.
“We’ve been watching Ella for many years and have witnessed her grow and develop into a beautiful artist. In particular, she was sensational in Warumuk – in the dark night, part of our Infinity program, which she also performed in New York on our 50thanniversary tour.
“We’re very excited that she will become part of The Australian Ballet family, and know that the ballet community will eagerly await her first performances with us,” said McAllister.