Public Programmes


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 – 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 – 7pm

Recontre 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 – 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

Step into the studio and watch how the dancers start their day. Anyone is welcome to watch the Company take class at 10am on the following Fridays: 27 March, 24 April, 28 August, 30 October 2015 $10 per person, contact (08) 9214 0707 or for more information.