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Updated: Dec 29, 2019

The Australian Ballet School Graduation ceremony was held earlier this month at the Melbourne Arts Centre. On hand to present the “Areti Boyaci Award for Excellence in Spanish Dance” to Luca Armstrong and Hugo Dumapit, was FABSA committee member Areti herself. These two very fine young dancers performed brilliantly in the Spanish piece “Farruca” which was choreographed by Areti for 2019 Ole!!!!

Winners Luca Armstrong & Hugo Dumapit with Areti Boyaci and Lisa Pavane (Director of the Australian Ballet School)

2019 Spanish Dance Exam

Examination Panel - from left; Christine Howard, Marilyn Rowe OBE, Areti Boyaci, Lisa Pavane, Jake Mangakahia, Lindy Wills and Dale Baker

  • Chris

Updated: Dec 29, 2019

Congratulations Jacqui Stratton-Smith, FABSA Committee member, on recently graduating with Distinction in the RAD Professional Dancers' Postgraduate Teaching Certificate. Jacqui is pictured at the Imperial College in London being presented with her certificate by Dame Darcey Bussell DBE, President of the Royal Academy of Dance.


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Patron: Mrs Beverley Brown OAM

FABSA is delighted to announce that Mrs Beverley Brown OAM has accepted our invitation to become the Patron of the Friends of The Australian Ballet (SA).

Beverley's inspiration and dedicated support for the Arts has been her passion for many years having achieved the following awards and positions:

- co-founder with Lorna Hurford and first President of The Ballet Forum (now

Friends of The Australian Ballet SA Inc)

- OAM for services to the Arts

- Member of the Friends of the Festival Committee for 12 years

- Friends representative on the Adelaide Festival Board

- President of the Elizabethan Trust

- Board member of Ausdance

- Board member of ADT

- Member of SA Committee Musica Viva

- Hononary Life member of The Australian Ballet

We feel extremely fortunate to have Beverley Brown as our new Patron.

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