Public Programmes 2015

Monday Vernissage

Join our celebrity guest speakers as they take you on a promenade through the finer points of the ballet world. The term ‘vernissage’ comes from the French word ‘varnishing’ (putting the finishing touches on a painting) and is used for a preview of an art exhibition, which may be a private ‘promenade’ before the formal opening.


$25 per person/ $20 for subscribers and students, and includes a glass of bubbly on arrival. Bookings: (08) 9214 0707 or for more information.





Monday 13 April 2015 – 7pm

The legacy of ‘Mr B’

George Balanchine’s contribution to the modern ballet form: an insider’s perspective.


Diana White danced with New York City Ballet for 22 years and is a repetiteur with the George Balanchine Trust.



Monday 10 August 2015 – 7pm

ReNcontre avec Sandy et Aurélien

Great ballet partnerships: what makes them click… and stick! Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella and Ballet Mistress, Sandy Delasalle, WAB’s real-life partnership!


Monday 5 October 2015 – 7pm

Australian ballet style

The Australian Ballet in an international context: style and substance, what makes Australian dance unique. David McAllister AM is a former Principal Dancer with The Australian Ballet and the current Artistic Director of the company.





Open Fridays

Throughout the year WAB opens its doors and invites you into the studio to watch our dancers take their morning class. For just $10 you can see the stars close up and see just how far dedication and hard work can take you. It’s an intimate, inspiring and affordable experience for all. Open Fridays run from 10-11.30am on the following Fridays:




27 March

24 April

28 August

30 October


To book contact (08) 9214 0707 or email for more information.