+ Add An Event

Advertise With Us

Make an impression — place an ad on The Dance Enthusiast and receive thousands of eyes on your work every week. Learn more


Your support helps us cover dance in New York City and beyond! Donate now.

First Indigenous dancer to join The Australian Ballet

First Indigenous dancer to join The Australian Ballet


Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:00pm

The 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.

+ Add An Event