How do you keep your imagination alive? What inspires a ballerina? If you’re an artist whose instrument is your body, how do you cope with injury? Amber Petty meets the real people behind the magic on stage. Listen in and discover the fascinating (and unexpected) stories behind a world-class ballet company.
Express Yourself : Nathan Brook
What’s it liking growing up a dancer in a sport-loving family? How do you follow your passion even if it goes against the grain?
In this episode, Coryphée Nathan Brook talks about what it was like growing up the youngest of three brothers in the North...
I'm Still Standing | Dana Stephensen
Senior Artist Dana Stephensen never considered herself a ‘ballet girl’. As a highly spirited and boisterous child, she didn’t think she was quite elegant enough, but couldn’t help falling in love with the stage. In this episode, Dana shares her vulnera...
We Are Family : Jake Mangakahia
An artist’s commitment and drive is fundamental to shaping a successful career, but sometimes it takes the unconditional love and support of family to enable an aspiring dancer to go all the way.
In our latest episode, newly promoted Soloist Jake Manga...
Don't Stop Me Now : Benedicte Bemet
In our latest episode, newly-promoted Senior Artist Benedicte Bemet explains how it feels to be the face of our 2019 season, and what goes into shaping a successful career as a ballerina, beyond the spotlight of the stage.
You Can Go Your Own Way : Graeme Murphy
What was it like being a creative leader in the golden era of dance? In our latest episode, we chat to Australia’s most renown living Choreographer Graeme Murphy about finding his stride in the exhilarating dance culture of t...
It's a Long Way to the Top : Amy Harris
Amy Harris was a country kid from Ararat who dreamed of becoming a ballerina. Fast-forward seventeen years and she has paved a highly successful career in the company, but there was just one thing missing… Amy had convinced herself that her ultimate dr...