Born in Sydney in 1983, Vivienne trained at the Ecole Classique, the North Shore Dance Academy and, later, The Australian Ballet School, as well as studying at the Newtown High School of Performing Arts. In 2001 she travelled to Paris with The Australian Ballet School for the Danse de Mai. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2003 and was awarded the Christine Johnson Maple Brown Scholarship in 2008, which enabled her to gain invaluable experience training with numerous contemporary and ballet companies around Europe. Vivienne loves travel and has enjoyed touring with The Australian Ballet to London, Manchester, Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris. The 2012 tour to New York with Stephen Page’s Waramuk – In the Dark Night, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929 and Stanton Welch’s Divergence was a career highlight.
Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort and Bella Figura 2014, 2013
Wayne McGregor's Chroma and Dyad 1929 2014, 2013
2nd Shade variation in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère 2014
Alice Topp’s Same Vein for Bodytorque.DNA 2014
Street Dancer in Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote 2013
Effie in La Sylphide 2013
Stephen Page’s Waramuk – In the Dark Night 2012
Suzuki in Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly 2011
Stephen Baynes’ Requiem 2011
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Vivienne is passionate about music and never has a sketch book far from reach. She is currently enrolled in an introductory course in Graphic Design.
- Australian Dance Award and Green Room Award nominations for Waramuk – In the Dark Night 2012, 2013
- Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2010
- Christine Johnson Maple Brown Scholarship 2008