Watch and Win!

West Australian Ballet recently had a special visit from Garrick Ibbotson and Tendai Mzungu from the Fremantle Dockers to give some football tips to our boys in preparation for our upcoming season, Coppèlia. They also pulled on their tights and gave a quick pas de deux a whirl.


Dockers TV have released a special clip of the day and we have a fantastic prize for one lucky winner.


To win a signed Dockers guernsey and a pair of signed pointe shoes simply watch the clip here and email with your Coppèlia ticket details (seat row and number) plus the answer to the below question:


“What skill does Sarah say Tendai needs to work on?”


Terms and Conditions:
Entrants must have purchased tickets to Coppèlia prior to submission of answer.
Winner will be drawn at random from correct answers.
One entry per person.
Competition closes 15 August 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Entries open to Australian residents only.

Coppélia Audition for Boys Aged 11-14




West Australian Ballet has an exciting opportunity for young male dancers to be involved in the upcoming season of Coppélia at His Majesty’s Theatre (11 – 26 September 2015). This production of Coppélia is a distinctly Australian version of the well-loved comic ballet, choreographed by Queensland Ballet’s Greg Horsman. This is your chance to experience rehearsing and performing with West Australian Ballet!


Successful candidates will be required for rehearsals and performances between Monday 10 August and Saturday 26 September, 2015.



Must be between 130cm – 167cm.

Must have ballet training.

Please wear dance appropriate clothes.

All applicants must submit a registration form by 5pm (WST) Friday 26 June.


Audition Details:

Between 10.00am – 1.00pm, Sunday 5 July. Exact audition time TBC upon registration.

Where: West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands.


Registration forms can be downloaded here: Coppélia Audition Registration FormRegistrations must be received by 5pm (WST) Friday 26 June.


Once completed the form can be emailed, faxed or posted to the Education Team, details below.

Phone: (08) 9214 0704

Fax: (08) 9481 0710


Post: PO Box 604, Maylands WA 6931



New Chair appointed to West Australian Ballet




New Chair appointed to West Australian Ballet


The appointment of Dr Robert Edwardes to the Chair of West Australian Ballet heralds another new chapter for the company, as it embarks on an exciting five year strategic plan.


Dr Edwardes is a civil engineer, and currently Executive Vice President Development for Woodside Energy Ltd. He has had an extensive career in the oil and gas industry in Australia and internationally. He has held a position on the Board of WAB since December 2013. With senior leadership, strategic and planning experience, he is well positioned to lead the company following the retirement of long-term Director, John Langoulant AO.



Cynthia Harvey

West Australian Ballet (WAB) and Ausdance WA are proud to present the first Learning From The Masters session of 2015 with a dancer and teacher of exceptional skill and experience, Cynthia Harvey.


Learning From The Masters is a series of professional development workshops for dance teachers. The workshops will be taught by WAB’s guest ‘Masters’ – visiting guest teachers and mentors with vast experience in dance training.


Cynthia has had an extensive career with The America Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet and we are very excited to offer Perth dance teachers a rare and exciting professional development opportunity. Click here for more information on Cynthia’s career.


When:              3.00pm Saturday 23 May 2015

Where:             West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent Maylands

Cost:                $20 for Ausdance members, $35 for non-members.


To book please call Ausdance WA on (08) 9322 6101 or email with the following details for each teacher attending:


Phone Number



An area of interest you would like Cynthia to address




Karratha Youth Project

West Australian Ballet, Woodside and the City of Karratha have an exciting opportunity for young dancers to be involved in the creation of a new dance work to be performed alongside Embraceable You: Ballet on the Beach in Karratha on Saturday 6 June 2015. Auditioned by WAB and choreographer Amy Wiseman, the local dancers aged between 11-15 will perform a special curtain raiser to showcase some of Karratha’s best up and coming young dancers.


Auditions for this project have already been held and successful applicants have been selected.


Click here for information on how to purchase tickets to Embraceable You: Ballet on the Beach.


West Australian Ballet farewells Principal Fiona Evans

 Principal Dancer Fiona Evans has announced her retirement from professional dancing after a long and successful career including six years with West Australian Ballet.


Audition Notice

West Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director, Aurelien Scannella, will be holding auditions in the United States of America on 17 April 2015


Welcoming our guest répétiteurs for Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

We have the pleasure of welcoming choreographer Gyula Harangozo and his associate Blanka Fajith Rotterne this week. Both of whom are flying from Europe to teach the Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs repertory to our dancers and to also oversee the staging of the production which premieres 21st November 2014.


We are delighted to welcome a new guest teacher – Paul Boyd.

We are excited to welcome Paul Boyd, the current associate teacher at Queensland Ballet. Paul will be here for ten days from 21st October, for the remainder of the month, to teach morning class to all of our dancers.


Welcoming back conductor Wolfgang Heinz.

We are delighted to welcome the return of conductor Wolfgang Heinz. Wolfgang was here in Perth earlier this year for our production of Giselle and will be here once again from the 11th November. He will be commencing rehearsals with West Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, for our production of Snow White and the 7 Dwarf’s, staying here until the closing night performance on Sunday 14th December .



West Australian Ballet welcomes new patron – Governor Kerry Sanderson AO

West Australian Ballet is pleased to announce that Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, newly sworn in Governor of Western Australia, has accepted the invitation to become the Company’s new patron. Respected former public servant and Agent- General, she stepped into the role immediately upon her formal appointment as Governor and succeeds former Governor Hon. Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC, whose term ended 31 June.



West Australian Dance Awards 2014

We are extremely proud to announce that several of our dancers have been nominated in the ‘Outstanding Performance’ categories at the West Australian Dance Awards 2014 next month.