McAllister in Conversation

Don’t miss this series of intimate talks, hosted by Artistic Director David McAllister, with key creatives and principal artists. Hear all about what motivates them, what their favourite ballets are and what life is like for them on and off the stage. Moving, frank and funny insights into the lives of our top artists.  

Join us on 7 September as David sits down with the Argentinian superstar Julio Bocca, who had an astounding 20-year career as a principal with American Ballet Theatre, dancing regularly with Alessandra Ferri as well as countless other greats. Julio will talk about his journey through the dance world (he is a proficient tango dancer as well as a ballet dancer), directing companies, and his recent work with Stanton Welch on Sylvia.


$25 (includes a drink on arrival)


45 minutes

Suitable for

Ages 10 and above

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McAllister in Conversation

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  • Venues and Dates

    • 2019 Melbourne

      Arts Centre Melbourne
      100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

      Day Date Time Venue
      Saturday 15 June 5pm State Theatre Lounge
      Saturday 7 September 5pm State Theatre Lounge
      Saturday 21 September 5pm State Theatre Lounge
    • 2019 Sydney

      Sydney Opera House
      Bennelong Point, Sydney

      Day Date Time Venue
      Saturday 9 November 5pm Northern Foyer
      Saturday 7 December 5pm Northern Foyer

McAllister in Conversation with Nicolette Fraillon

Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon draws back the curtain on Tchaikovsky's pivotal music for The Sleeping Beauty with our Artistic Director David McAllister.

You don’t choose ballet. I believe that ballet chooses you.