Melbourne-born Andrew Wright began dancing at Christine Waters School of Dance in 1990 before completing his VCE and secondary dance training at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2001 Andrew was accepted into The Australian Ballet School and during his time there had the opportunity to study with Canada's National Ballet School and the School of American Ballet as an exchange student. After graduating as dux, Andrew joined The Australian Ballet in 2004. In 2007 he travelled to Europe on a scholarship from the company. In 2010 he guested in the USA at the Oregon Ballet Theater’s gala. He was promoted to coryphée in 2008 and to soloist in 2012. Andrew is currently studying towards a Vocational Graduate Diploma of Elite Dance Instruction at The Australian Ballet School. He is also The Australian Ballet’s Philanthropy Ambassador.
Andrew's last year with The Australian Ballet was 2018.
Frederick Ashton’s Monotones II and Symphonic Variations 2015
Wayne McGregor’s Chroma and Dyad 1929 2014, 2013
Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort and Sechs Tänze 2014, 2005
Principal Man in Paquita 2013
Gurn in Erik Bruhn’s La Sylphide 2013
Phlegmatic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments 2013
Glen Tetley’s Gemini 2012
Prince Gremin in John Cranko’s Onegin 2012
Camille in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow 2011
Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain© 2011
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Andrew loves to travel. His favourite city is New York.
- Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2008
- Freda May Irving Scholarship 2006
- Basilio in Don Quixote, The Dancers Company tour 2011