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Alice McArthur

Corps de Ballet

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Alice McArthur

Born in New Zealand, Alice began dancing at age three with the Mt Eden Ballet Academy. She joined The Australian Ballet School’s Intra/Interstate & International Training Program and later won a scholarship to train with the John Cranko Schule in Germany. Alice graduated in July 2023 and joined the Paris Opera Ballet. In 2024, Alice joined The Australian Ballet.

Repertoire Highlights

  • Danse Arabe in Rudolf Nureyev’s The Nutcracker, Paris Opera Ballet
  • Pas de deux from Uwe Scholz’s Die Schöpfung
  • Waldfeen in Edward Klug’s The Nutcracker, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Venus in Emanuele Babici’s La Nascita Di Venere, John Cranko Schule
  • Grand pas de deux from Marius Petipa’s The Nutcracker
  • Grand pas de deux from Marius Petipa’s Le Corsaire
  • Choreographer, Present in Absence, John Cranko Schule


  • Royal Academy of Dance Fonteyn Competition, Genée Gold Medal Winner, 2021
  • South African International Ballet Competition, 2 x Silver Medal Winner, 2020
  • Youth American Grand Prix scholarship John Cranko Schule, Winner, 2020
  • Peacocke Dance Trust Ballet Awards, New Zealand, Overall Winner, 2019
  • Asian Grand Prix, Overall winner, 2019

You may not know

Alice loves being near the sea and enjoys swimming, sailing and fishing. She has also been known to go skydiving.