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August 9, 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.

June 19, 2019

                                   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 t...

June 17, 2019

Continuing our support of local SA dancers FABSA is delighted to be a 2019 GOLD sponsor of the SASDS Eisteddfod in September. #ballet #dance #SAGreat #southaustralia

May 15, 2019

Masterclasses Day on 5th May was one of our most successful to date.

78 students from 20 ballet schools attended and we were delighted to welcome students from Port Pirie and Tanunda. 

Brett Simon, Dale Pope, Valentina Pavlova, Chylie Cooper and Cheryl Bradley delivered diverse sessions, the quality of which provided amazing learning opportunities and experience for our eager students; feedback from the day has been extremely positive.

We are very grateful to our sponsor Smart Health Training & Services who again sponsored the Smart Dancer Awards and dance schools who generously assisted us on the day.

Congratulations again to Alisa Pukkinen a...

May 15, 2019

Congratulations Amy Gallery (Norwood Ballet Centre) & Alisa Pukkinen (Vivienne Winter School of Ballet) for being chosen from our Senior Masterclass group as the 2019 FABSA Youth Ambassadors.

Attending special FABSA events and meeting dancers from The Australian Ballet during the Adelaide season of The Nutcracker are only some of the special surprises that await you.

November 5, 2018

Amazing dance performances exclusive to Adelaide at 2019 Adelaide Festival

September 15, 2018

FABSA are proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the SA Stage Dancing Society Eisteddfod to be held held at Westminster School, Marion commencing Saturday 29th September and finishing Sunday 7th October. .

August 4, 2018

FABSA members, committee and Friends enjoyed a beautiful afternoon on Sunday 22 July 2018 at the Adelaide College of the Arts with guest speaker Lisa Pavane, Director of The Australian Ballet School.

Lisa had attended The Australian Ballet School Masterclasses earlier in the day which provide her with the opportunity to view in a class setting, dancers who may aspire to join the school in Melbourne.

Lisa shared some of her incredibly interesting journey with us including the therapeutic benefits early ballet training provided to combat the effects of a premature birth. At the age of 12 Lisa was accepted as a student at the Australian Ballet...

August 1, 2018

From the proceeds of events and membership fees, FABSA was delighted to again show our financial support of The Australian Ballet company during the recent Adelaide season. As a Principal Patron, FABSA helps to ensure the continuing high standard of all facets of artistic productions and the ability of The Australian Ballet to regularly perform in city, regional and international venues. Pictured above is FABSA President Mrs Lorraine Irving, presenting a cheque for $20,000 to David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, at the conclusion of the Dress Rehearsal for The Sleeping Beauty.

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