Meet Principal Artist

Adam Bull

Tender and self-deprecating … a true danseur noble THE OBSERVER, UK

Introducing Adam

Adam Bull was born in 1981 and began training at Dance World 301 with Brian Nolan before joining The Australian Ballet School. In 2000, he represented Australia in the Paris International Ballet Competition, before graduating from The Australian Ballet School with honours in 2001. Adam joined The Australian Ballet in 2002, going on to dance many leading roles. After just six months as a senior artist, Adam was promoted to principal artist in June 2008, capping off a string of critically acclaimed lead performances. Adam has danced a vast range of the male classical repertoire; he has a fondness for works by George Balanchine, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Graeme Murphy, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor. Performing principal roles in the company's tours to Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles and Japan have been career highlights.

Adam Bull … reaches previously unseen heights of dramatic fervour



  • Albrecht in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 2015, 2006
  • Prince Siegfried in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake 2008 – 2015
  • des Grieux in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2014, 2008
  • The Prince in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker 2014, 2010, 2007
  • James in La Sylphide 2013, 2005

  • The Prince in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella 2013
  • Prince Siegfried in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2013, 2012
  • Onegin in John Cranko’s Onegin 2012
  • Bedroom pas de deux from Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon with American Ballet Theatre's Julie Kent, The Australian Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala 2012
  • Count Danilo in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow 2011 

You may not know

"I fulfilled my lifelong dream of visiting the Antarctic continent in 2009. Landing at the same site as the famous Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson was an awe-inspiring and life-changing experience.” Adam Bull

Professional accolades

Guest Appearances

  • Cinderella Pas de deux, Northern Ballet Sapphire Gala 2015

  • Prince Siegfried in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake, Shanghai Ballet 2014 

  • 1st Chinese International Ballet Gala 2013

  • Fall for Dance Festival, New York 2011

  • Stuttgart Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala 2011

  • The Dancers Company tour 2006


  • Green Room Award “Year’s Work” nomination 2009

  • Benois de la Danse Best Male Dancer nomination for Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake 2009 

  • Khitercs Foundation Scholarship 2009

  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2006, 2004

  • Green Room Award nomination for Albrecht in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 2006 

In the media

Bull creates a mighty impression with elegant leaps of such power that he seems to float momentarily in the air.

Theatre People