Meet Senior Artist

Rudy Hawkes

Outstanding SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Introducing Rudy

At the age of seven, Ipswich-born Rudy joined his local dance school, where he spent several years learning jazz, tap, and contemporary ballet. He studied at the Shayne McCormick Dance Centre and Brisbane Dance Centre before joining the Queensland Dance School of Excellence. He moved to Melbourne in 2002 to take up a position at The Australian Ballet School. In 2004 Rudy was selected to participate in a student exchange to New York and Toronto, taking classes with the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2005 and was promoted to senior artist in 2012. Rudy has enjoyed working with many choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, Stephen Page and Stephen Baynes. 

Rudy Hawkes provided an excellent foil with an arrestingly dynamic solo

Dance Australia

REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prince Siegfried in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake 2015, 2013
  • Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura 2013
  • Lescaut in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2014
  • Wayne McGregor’s Chroma 2014
  • Prince Siegfried in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2012
  • Onegin in John Cranko’s Onegin 2012

  • Romeo in Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet 2011
  • Count Danilo in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow 2011
  • Pinkerton in Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly 2011
  • Ceyx in Tim Harbour’s Halcyon 2010
  • Stephen Page’s Rites 2008

You may not know

Rudy is married to fellow dancer Dimity Azoury, and their dog was page boy/pagedog at their wedding.

Professional accolades

Awards

  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2011, 2007
  • Khitercs Hirai Foundation Scholarship 2012

Guest appearances

  • Stephen Baynes’ Unspoken Dialogues, David Hallberg’s Legacy Gala 2015