Dancer of The Australian Ballet 2005 - 2017

Ben Davis

Introducing Ben

Born in Melbourne in 1982, Ben used to tag along to his sister’s jazz ballet classes and copy the routines from the back of the studio before he started attending his own classes at age seven. He trained with Leeanne Rutherford of Ballet Theatre Australia and joined The Australian Ballet in 2005. Ben was promoted to coryphée in 2009 and to soloist for the 2011 season. 

Jiří Kylián's Sechs Tänze 2014
The Outsider in Robert Helpmann’s The Display 2012
Prince Gremin in John Cranko’s Onegin 2012
First Red Knight in Ninette de Valois’ Checkmate 2011
The Baron in Graeme Murphy’s The Silver Rose 2010
Stanton Welch’s Divergence 2009
The Professor in Alexei Ratmansky’s Scuola di ballo 2009
Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929 2013, 2009
Nicolo Fonte’s The Possibility Space 2008
Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort 2005 

You may not know

Ben is a professional make-up artist, having received a Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services.

Professional accolades


  • Maurice Sullivan scholarship 2007