What has the experience been like returning to The Australian Ballet as a dancer?
The last time I performed with The Australian Ballet was as a guest Artist for Alice Topp’s Logos in 2020. Returning to the company now there are so many things that are completely familiar, the comfort of the stage, the walk to the Sydney Opera House, the warm feeling and welcome from colleagues and the enormous pride I feel to be able to perform and share in this artform. There is now certainly a different energy with different personalities and exciting new dancers, yet the stage and environment feels the same to me. Magic.
What are you most excited about for the performance?
I am most excited about performing alongside my mentors, coaches and colleagues in the beautiful creation that Alice has thoughtfully sculpted. I will be dancing with one of my dearest friends Christopher Rogers-Wilson. We are dancing a pas de deux named Home/Embrace. This is exactly what it feels like being back and dancing with him, like I am at home and embracing the wonderful career I had at The Australian Ballet. I am also dancing in a section that has dancers that represent many generations on the stage at one time, this is something I’m really looking forward to. I cannot wait to witness the artists that have inspired, motivated and supported my career, take to the stage once again to share a glimpse of their extraordinary contribution to The Australian Ballet.