Ballet International Gala

Playhouse QPAC

In an Australian first, principal dancers from The Royal Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, Astana Opera and Queensland Ballet are coming together for the world premiere of the Ballet International Gala at Playhouse, QPAC from January 26-30, 2022.

Audiences will be taken on a journey through London, New York, Paris, Stuttgart and Nur-Sultan with a carefully-curated selection of pas de deux from the most iconic ballets over seven intimate performances. 

American Ballet Theatre principals, Skylar Brandt and Aran Bell will grace the stage with their performance from Les Corsaire, while the Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales will captivate audiences with Swan Lake’s White Swan pas de deux.

Astana Opera principals, Bakhtiyar Adamzhan and Shugyla Adepkhan will deliver one of the most breathtaking and explosive performances from Spartacus.  

Queensland Ballet’s power couple Mia Heathcote and Victor Estevez will perform the iconic balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.

Juliet Doherty and BIG co-founder Joel Burke, stars from the upcoming ballet feature film, Red Shoes - The Next Step, will perform their new works, while Paris Opera Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet alumni Dani Gibson and Alexander Smith will perform their Australian premieres. 

And, after previously starring in Queensland Ballet’s production of Strictly Gershwin, Bill Simpson will perform an exclusive ballet/tap collaboration with BIG’s world class line up.

The evening will close with a world exclusive finale, featuring a collaboration of each of BIG’s artists and one of Queensland’s most promising musical acts.

Tickets are selling fast to this incredibly exciting season, so book now!

Ballet International Gala is a valued partner of Must Do

Ballet International Gala

Playhouse QPAC

Russell St

South Bank

Jan 26-30, 2022


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