Sydney Opera House

Shane Placentino



Background: Born, Australia. Graduated from The Australian Ballet School; then with The Australian Ballet, 1991-2000

OA repertoire: Aida; Actor: Madama Butterfly, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Other Companies: Worked with Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon appearing in Murphy's Nutcracker and Beyond Twelve. Joined Sydney Dance Company, 2002. Sydney Dance Company repertoire: Ellipse, Air and Other Invisible Forces, Salome, Free Radicals, Jack in Tivoli, Underland, Random Play, Some Rooms, Grand, Hua Mulan, Berlin and Ever After Ever. Other credits: The Australian Ballet repertoire including Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote, The Merry Widow, Sinfonietta, Jardi Tancat, Manon and Romeo and Juliet. In 2008 Shane assisted and performed in Meryl Tankard’s Inuk2; Sydney Dance Company's Stage Manager for 360˚; and Deputy Stage Manager for We Unfold. 2010 Rehearsal Director for Sydney Dance Company's 6 Breaths season; remounted Aida for State Opera of South Australia and Opera Queensland; 2011 Rehearsal Director for Mod Dance Company's Suite Synergy


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