Meet Principal Artist

Adam Bull

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

Introducing Adam

Adam Bull began his 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. He graduated from The Australian Ballet School with honours in 2001 and joined The Australian Ballet in 2002. In 2008, after just six months as a senior artist, he was promoted to principal artist. Adam has danced all the major lead roles of the classical canon, and also relishes contemporary works, particularly those by George Balanchine, Graeme Murphy, Christopher Wheeldon , Wayne McGregor, Jiří Kylián and Alice Topp. He also enjoys darker dramatic roles such as Diaghilev in John Neumeier’s Nijinsky and Crassus in Lucas Jervies’ Spartacus.

Adam Bull … reaches previously unseen heights of dramatic fervour

THE AGE

REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Albrecht in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 
  • Prince Siegfried in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake
  • des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 
  • The Prince and Herr Drosselmeyer in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker 
  • James in La Sylphide 

  • Prince Siegfried in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 
  • Onegin in John Cranko’s Onegin 
  • Solor in Stanton Welch's La Bayadère
  • Prince Désiré in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty 
  • Count Danilo in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow 

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

Awards

  • 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.

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