Ballet Gala to wow the Coliseum

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The first-ever International Ballet Gala to be staged in Sydney, Australia will debut at the spectacular Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17.

‘World Stars of Ballet’ will see some of the best dancers from all over the world perform excerpts from much-loved classical ballet works and highlights from the international contemporary dance repertoire – some of which will be performed in Australia for the first time.

Audiences of all ages can expect to be enthralled by performances of supreme artistry, elegance, and the highest technical precision on the architecturally acclaimed Sydney Coliseum Theatre’s state of the art stage.

The exceptional repertoire will be performed by Principal Dancers, Soloists and Artists from The Australian Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Berlin State Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and Dortmund Ballet.

The team of internationally renowned Principal Artists and Directors Lucinda Dunn OAM, Slava Tutukin, Gregor Thieler and Xanthe Geeves, is passionate about creating new ballet audiences and bringing international artists back to the Australian dance scene, after the lockdowns and border closures due to the pandemic. It is their mission to help rejuvenate the performing arts and inspire the Australian dance audience, with the amazing support of the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ.

Having enchanted audiences around the globe, the international performers bring the stage to life through spectacular dance to create a dream-like universe.

The show that is approximately two hours and 20 minutes long will feature three world premieres and three Australian premieres created by internationally acclaimed choreographers, Edwaard Liang, Penny Saunders, Yuri Possokhov, Wim Broeckx, Jake Burden and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Gracing the stage are exceptional artists such as, Lucia Lacarra, Julian Mackay, Victor Caixeta, Matthew Golding, Davide Di Giovanni, Mayu Tanigaito, Evelina Godunova, Laura Fernandez Gromova, Victor Zarallo, Grace Carroll and Bryce Latham to name a few.

‘World Stars of Ballet’ is a unique and special event connecting artists and audiences with an exceptional world-class program showcasing a cross-section of hundreds of years of ballet history and exclusive highlights of exciting contemporary dance repertoire all on one stage.

Sydney International Ballet Gala will be on at Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17. Tickets are from $69 (transaction fees apply). For more information or to book, visit

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