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The Australian Ballet School

End of Year Appeal


The Australian Ballet School’s role in developing and supporting young dancers relies more than ever on the support we receive from Patrons, donors, and friends like you.

With two-thirds of our funding coming from non-government sources, your support helps make all we do possible.

Give today and be part of our story in 2019.

What a mammoth year it has been; we were part of invaluable collaborations, internationally with the Orchard Ballet Gala in Tokyo, 46th Prix de Lausanne, and at home with the National Institute of Circus Arts in LE SACRÉ. We welcomed over 120 young dancers for our second Scholarship Awards, over a long weekend of skill-raising and healthy competition.

We also presented new creations in our Showcases in Melbourne and Canberra, including from The Australian Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Stephen Baynes and our own Resident Choreographers, Margaret Wilson and Simon Dow. None of this would have been possible without your support of the School.

My vision for the School includes working within a strong values system – one that embraces creativity, artistic expression and passion, in a nurturing culture. We build a culture that supports and develops our students at all levels, where our values and community inspire personal achievement and character.

Ongoing support from people like you helps us sustain The Australian Ballet School’s extraordinary level of training and care to our future dancers year after year. Your contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference to the lives of our students and the vitality of ballet in Australia.

I wish you a happy and healthy festive season and look forward to you being part of our story in 2019.

Warm wishes

Lisa Pavane
The Australian Ballet School

Further information: Development team on (03) 9669 2807 or email

All gifts $2 or more to The Australian Ballet School are tax deductible.

How will the funds be used?

Donations will be used to assist the School in training talented young dancers. Gifts can be directed to specific areas if requested including bursaries, scholarships, our exchange programme, performances or our Endowment Fund.


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Contact Details

2 Kavanagh Street

(03) 9669 2807

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.