Dame Peggy van Praagh

Australian Ballet

Australian Ballet

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The Australian Ballet is one of the busiest, artistically acclaimed dance companies in the world.  Its dancers are renowned for their versatility, technical excellence, warm and friendly attitude and style, qualities that keep the company in constant demand. The seeds for this success were sown by the company’s first artistic…

Art of The Australian Ballet

Art of The Australian Ballet

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Dame Peggy van Praagh’s astute artistic direction helped The Australian Ballet flourish following its founding in 1962. She had a high standard of excellence and within three years of its first performance, the company represented Australia at the first Commonwealth Festival of the Arts. This led to its first overseas…