Meet Principal Artist

Kevin Jackson

Physically striking and technically assured THE SUNDAY AGE

Introducing Kevin

Born in Perth, Kevin commenced his dance training at the age of seven with the Shirley Farrell Academy of Dance. In 2002 he graduated from The Australian Ballet School and joined The Australian Ballet in 2003. In his time with the company, he has performed many lead roles in both classical and contemporary works by choreographers Tim Harbour, Matjash Mrozewski, Wayne McGregor and Jiří Kylián. Kevin enjoys the technique and artistry demanded by many different works but holds the story ballet closest to his heart. Kevin was promoted to principal artist in 2010.

Kevin Jackson’s principal artist position is generously supported by The Lynnette Harvey Fund

An incredible form, Jackson is the definition of ‘art in motion’

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REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Albrecht in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 2015
  • Oberon in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream 2015
  • Solor in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère 2014
  • Onegin and Lenksy in John Cranko’s Onegin 2012
  • Romeo in Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet 2011

REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS

  • des Grieux in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2014, 2008
  • Prince Siegfried in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake 2014, 2013, 2009
  • Jerome Robbins’ A Suite of Dances 2008
  • George Balanchine’s Apollo 2007

You may not know

Kevin is studying for the Vocational Graduate Diploma in Elite Dance Instruction with The Australian Ballet School

Professional accolades

Awards
  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2008
  • Khitercs Hirai Foundation Scholarship 2007
Choreographic works
  • Encomium for Bodytorque.Muses 2011
  • Enter Closer for Bodytorque.2.2 2009 

In the media

Jackson is a delightfully impulsive Romeo, all boyish charm and passion

The West Australian