' The Australian Ballet – World Ballet Day LIVE

The Australian Ballet

David McAllister, Artistic Director
03 Oct 2016
19:00 - 23:00 (PDT)

he Australian Ballet is one of the world’s leading ballet companies and has been delivering extraordinary performances for over 50 years. A commitment to excellence, a spirited attack and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. In addition to 70 acclaimed dancers, the company employs leaders in injury prevention, marketing, music, digital, and education to present upwards of 250 shows and 1,000 audience engagement events each year. A network of elite artisans work tirelessly behind the scenes to create the splendor seen on stage; the costumes are made with the care given to couture. Moving effortlessly between the great classical ballets and new contemporary commissions, the company has a unique Australian beauty, powered by athleticism.

Hosted by Channel 7 presenter James Tobin and The Australian Ballet’s Coryphée Brooke Lockett, the 20-hour stream will begin with The Australian Ballet at 1pm EST.


The Australian Ballet once again kicks off World Ballet Day LIVE from its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

Company Class

The live stream will kick off at 1.00pm (AEST time) with class commencing just after that by The Australian Ballet’s Ballet Master Tristan Message.
We’d love you to join in, watch Tristian’s instructional video here to see the exercises he will be taking our class through on World Ballet Day!


Rehearsals will be for upcoming shows including Swan Lake, Nijinsky, Spartacus and Coppélia.

Behind the Scenes

For four hours anyone with an internet connection can go behind the scenes at The Australian Ballet and hear from our dancers and artistic staff and see what our Melbourne home is like from the shoe room to the halls of the studios.

Special Guests

The Australian Ballet’s broadcast will also include guest appearances from Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet.

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