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Callum Linnane

Principal Artist

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Callum Linnane


Callum Linnane grew up in Ballarat, Victoria. At the age of seven he began training in all styles of dance at the Ballarat Centre of Music and the Arts; he started ballet classes with Lauren Young at the age of eleven. Callum was accepted into The Australian Ballet School in 2008 and graduated dux with honours. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2015; he was promoted to coryphée in 2017, to soloist in 2018, to senior artist in 2021, and to principal artist in 2022.

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Callum Linnane in John Neumeier's Nijinsky

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Callum Linnane in Yuri Possokhov's Anna Karenina

Repertoire highlights

  • Siegfried in Anne Woolliams’ Swan Lake, 2023
  • George Balanchine’s Jewels, 2023
  • Basilio in Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, 2023
  • Romeo in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, 2022
  • George Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • Wayne McGregor's Chroma
  • Alice Topp's Logos
  • Albrecht in Maina Gielgud's Giselle
  • Jack/Knave of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©
  • The Prince in Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella
  • Vaslav Nijinsky in John Neumeier's Nijinsky
  • First Movement Principal in George Balanchine's Symphony in C
  • William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, 2016
  • Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, 2015
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“Callum Linnane is wonderfully sensual and commanding”

The Guardian

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Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, 2016

Robyn Hendricks and Callum Linnane in Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux ©The George Balanchine Trust

You may not know

Callum's favourite film director is Paolo Sorrentino and favourite band is Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds