The Australian Ballet

Joseph Caley

Principal Artist

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Joseph Caley

Born in Hull, UK, Joseph commenced ballet at a young age, training with the Skelton Hooper School of Dance. In 1997 he joined Royal Ballet Lower School, quickly progressing to Royal Ballet Upper School. An exuberant artist with striking lines and boundless energy, Joseph joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2005, and he was promoted to Principal in 2011. His position in this prestigious rank saw him dance lead roles in ballets including Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Cinderella. Joseph joined the English National Ballet in 2017 and was promoted to Lead Principal later that same year. The Australian Ballet were delighted to officially welcome Joseph to the company as Principal artist in 2022.

Repertoire highlights

  • Siegfried in Anne Woolliams’ Swan Lake, 2023
  • Romeo in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, 2022
  • Romeo in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
  • Oberon in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream
  • The young man in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons
  • Colas in Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée
  • Franz in Peter Wright’s Coppélia

Professional accolades

  • Awarded medals in the Young British Dancer
  • Adeline Genée Awards and a scholarship at the Prix de Lausanne
  • Guest artist with The Australian Ballet
  • Guest artist with Star Dancer Ballet in Japan with Miyako Yoshida
“A delight of clean lines and beaming exuberance” — Dai­ly Express