Sydney Opera House

Janet Vernon


Background: Studied: The Australian Ballet School; Danced: The Australian Ballet, Ballets Felix Blaska (France), Sydney Dance Company; Associate Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company (1976-2007). Awards: AM, Services to Dance, 1989; Sydney Opera House Honours, 1993; Dance Australia named her ’One of Australia’s Five Best Female Dancers Ever’; Green Room Award, Concept and Realisation Swan Lake, 2003; Centenary Medal, Services to Society and Dance; Lifetime Achievement, Australian Dance Awards, 2006; Green Room Award, Outstanding Contribution to Dance, 2006; The Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Excellence in Choreography in Film for Mao’s Last Dancer New York, 2011

OA repertoire: Danced  Andromeque in The Trojans (OA/SDC co-production); Creative Associate – Aida

Other Companies: Creative Associate – Swan Lake, Nutcracker -The Story of Clara, Firebird, Romeo & Juliet, The Narrative of Nothing (The Australian Ballet); Hua Mulan (SDC/Shanghai Song & Dance Ensemble); Die Silberne Rose (Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich); Ainadamar (Adelaide Festival); movie Mao’s Last Dancer; musical Love Never Dies

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