Brooke Widdison-Jacobs

Born in Narrogin WA, Brooke began her training at the West Australian Conservatoire of Classical Ballet in Perth before moving to Melbourne to train at the Christine Walsh Dance Centre and The Australian Ballet School.

 

After graduating from The ABS in 2001, Brooke worked with the English National Ballet, Leipziger Ballett, Royal Ballet of Flanders and Zuricher Ballet where she was promoted to Soloist in 2008. Brooke joined West Australian Ballet in 2010 and was promoted to Principal dancer in 2013.

 

Her career highlights include dancing the Lilac Fairy in Marcia Haydee’s The Sleeping Beauty, William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated, Juliet in Edward Clugs’ Radio & Juliet, Itzik Galilis’ Mono Lisa, Sylphide in August Bournonville’s La Sylphide and the role of Giselle re-staged by Aurèlien Scannella and Sandy Delasalle.

 

More recently Brooke has performed the role of Cinderella in Jayne Smeulders’ Cinderella, Beauty in David Nixons’ Beauty and the Beast, Mercedes and Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote restaged by Lucette Aldous, and Jordan in David Nixons’ The Great Gatsby. Brooke has also danced principal roles in works such as Craig Davidsons’ Ambiguous Content, as well as The Clearest Light, For Nanna, and Ghost Gum choreographed by Christopher Hill.

 

Brooke has been nominated several times in The Australian Dance Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist. In 2016 she was shortlisted for her performance as Cinderella in Jayne Smeulders’ Cinderella. Brooke has also represented West Australian Ballet in several national and international events.

 

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