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The Australian Ballet wins Achiever Award

10 Jul 2019

The Australian Ballet wins Achiever Award Image

The Committee for Melbourne’s prestigious 2019 Melbourne Achiever Awards were announced on May 23, with the Australian Ballet nabbing a top spot.

As one of the world’s most renowned ballet companies that has operated for over 50 years, The Australian Ballet was awarded the Melbourne Achiever Award for an outstanding organisation.

Previous winners include the late Dame Elizabeth Murdoch AC DBE, Ron Walker AC CBE, National Gallery of Victoria, VicHealth, Melbourne and Olympic Parks and Naomi Milgrom AO.

Committee for Melbourne CEO Martine Letts said the Australian Ballet dared to be different.

“The Australian Ballet continues to evolve, caring for tradition but daring to be different,” she said.

“The recent renovation was ‘en pointe’ with their Southbank home providing world-class facilities to not only dancers, but the talented sports medicine team, onsite costumiers and staff, which truly showcases their commitment to excellence here in Melbourne.”

Australian Ballet executive director Libby Christie said they were honoured to be receiving the award and “delighted to be acknowledged as a Melbourne-born company which has contributed to and loved being based in this wonderful city for the past 56 years”.

“From the formation of the company in 1962 – when we worked out of our somewhat modest first ever studio in East Melbourne – to today when we are based in our newly refurbished Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre in Southbank, we have been proud to call this city home as we travel around Australia and the world each year.”

“Melbourne and The Australian Ballet attract Australia’s most talented dancers and that inspires creativity, a place where extraordinary people can dream and achieve.”

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