Meet Soloist

Natasha Kusen

Introducing Natasha

Born in Sydney, Natasha began dancing at the age of four. She trained with Nicholina Kuner’s Academy Ballet in Randwick. In 2001 Natasha won a scholarship at the Prix de Lausanne to study at The Royal Ballet School in London. While she was still a student, Natasha toured with The Royal Ballet to Australia in 2002 and Russia in 2003. Upon graduation in 2003, Natasha came home to Australia to join The Australian Ballet. In 2006 she was the recipient of the George Garratt Scholarship, which enabled her to gain valuable experience visiting European ballet companies. Natasha was promoted to soloist in 2013.

Frederick Ashton’s Monotones II and The Dream 2015
Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort, Sechs Tänze, Bella Figura and Stepping Stones 2014, 2013, 2005
3rd Shade variation and Ajah in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère 2014
Snow Fairy and Arabe in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker 2014
Lead Swan in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2012
Suzuki in Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly 2011
Prayer in Peggy van Praagh’s Coppélia 2010
Nacho Duato’s Por vos muero 2009
Calliope in George Balanchine’s Apollo 2009
Christopher Wheeldon’s Continuum© 2004

You may not know

At the beginning of 2009, Natasha took part in a dancer exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet and spent three months with the company, where she performed in their production of The Nutcracker.

Professional accolades

 Awards

  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2013, 2010
  • George Garrett Scholarship 2006