Artists

Uncovering Petipa

Matthew Lawrence rediscovers the colourful life of the Greatest (choreographer) Of All Time.

For Australian dancer Leilani de Marco it seems the world truly is her oyster.

Trained: Alegria Dance Studios, Sydney Now: Graduate Year at Elmhurst Ballet School, in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, UK

Trained: ED5 International, Sydney Now: Swing for ‘Beauty and the Beast, the Musical’

Trained: Annette Roselli Dance Academy, Brisbane Now: English National Ballet School, London.

Studied: Adelaide College of the Arts (ACArts) Now: Australian Dance Theatre

Self-effacing, straight-forward and statuesque: these are just some words to describe this dazzling dancer. A profile by Susan Bendall.

Studied: McDonald College and the Royal Ballet School (UK). Now: Principal with Birmingham Royal Ballet

Trained: Terry Simpson Dance Studios, SA Now: Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgium

Trained: Amanda Bollinger Dance Academy, Qld Now: The Joffrey Ballet, USA.

Trained: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Now: Dancer in ‘Jurrungu Ngan-ga: Straight Talk’ for Marrugeku

Trained: Tanya Pearson Academy Now: Croatian National Theatre (HNK, Zagreb)

Trained: Queensland College of Dance Now: Apprentice, Stuttgart Ballet, Germany

Trained: National College of Dance, Newcastle Now: Trainee at Alonzo King Lines Ballet, San Francisco

Ukrainian-born Natalia Kusch, on tour as Aurora in 'The Sleeping Beauty', tells of her grief for her homeland.

Studied: Queensland Ballet Academy Now: Queensland Ballet Young Artist