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Join us prior to selected performances and get to know our team, what motivates them, and how we bring productions to life.
A great way to gain a deeper understanding of ballet and the performance you're about to see.

Pre-performance talks are a free offering open to the public. No booking necessary.


The Iconic Role

Saturday 15 May, 1pm
His Majesty's Theatre

Former Principal Dancer Brooke Jacobs shares her personal experience preparing for and performing the iconic role of Giselle, and what impact this role can have on a dancer and their career.



Contemporary Ballet

Saturday 26 June, 1pm
State Theatre Centre of WA

Hear from Artistic Director Aurélien Scanella about the importance of adding another contemporary ballet season to WAB's repertoire, moving the art form forward, and creating new experiences for audiences.



The Jeté vs The Mark

Saturday 18 September, 1pm
His Majesty's Theatre

Ballet dancers are often described as elite athletes and this production of Coppélia certainly puts that theory to the test. Principal Dancer Matthew Lehmann and special guests discuss the similarities and differences between professional ballet and professional football.


The Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 20 November, 1pm
His Majesty's Theatre

The enduring love for this fairytale ballet spans countries and centuries. Join Artistic Director Aurélien Scanella as he brings to light the details of this production, and its importance in developing the Company's repertoire.