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Benedicte Bemet

Principal Artist

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Benedicte Bemet


Benedicte Bemet was born in Mackay, and started ballet at the age of three. She grew up on the Gold Coast and began her training at the Ransley's Ballet Centre. When she was ten her family relocated to Hong Kong, where she continued her ballet training at the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet. She was accepted into The Australian Ballet School at age 14. In 2009 she was sent to New York and Canada to represent the School in a student exchange program. Benedicte toured with The Dancers Company in 2010 and 2011. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2012; she was promoted to coryphée in 2013, to soloist in 2016, to senior artist in 2018 and to principal artist in 2019.

Benedicte Bemet’s Principal Artist position is generously supported by The Dorothy Hicks Fund

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Benedicte Bemet, Harlequinade, 2022
Photo Jeff Busby

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Repertoire highlights

  • Odette/Odile in Anne Woolliams’ Swan Lake, 2023
  • Juliet in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, 2022
  • Swanilda in George Ogilvie and Peggy van Praagh's Coppélia, 2016
  • William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, 2016
  • Viktor Gvosky's Grand pas classique, 2016
  • "Second Region" Pas de deux in Christopher Wheeldon's DGV©: Danse à grande vitesse, 2016
  • Third Movement Principal in George Balanchine's Symphony in C, 2016
  • Aurora in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, 2015
  • Princess Florine in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, 2015
  • Peasant Pas de deux in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle, 2015
  • Clara in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, 2014
  • Sérénade Variation in Serge Lifar’s Suite en blanc, 2014

Benedicte Bemet and Brett Chynoweth in Anna Karenina

Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, 2015
  • Green Room Award nomination for Clara in The Nutcracker, 2014
  • Telstra People’s Choice Award, 2013

Guest Appearances

  • Paquita and Swan Lake Act III, The Dancers Company tour, 2015

Benedicte Bemet in Harlequinade

You may not know

Benedicte loves baking and cooking anything involving chocolate.