The Australian Ballet

Marcus Morelli

Principal Artist

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Marcus Morelli

Marcus Morelli was born in Melbourne and started dance classes at the age of ten. He studied at the Jane Moore Academy of Ballet and The Australian Ballet School and toured with The Dancers Company in 2013. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2014; he was promoted to coryphée in 2015, and to soloist in 2017, after dancing the Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty. He was promoted to senior artist after the 2018 season of Spartacus. Marcus was promoted to principal artist during the 2023 season of Anne Woolliams' Swan Lake.

Repertoire Highlights

  • Prince Siegfried in Anne Woolliams' Swan Lake, 2023
  • Basilio in Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, 2023
  • The Swallow in Graeme Murphy's The Happy Prince
  • Eros in Stanton Welch's Sylvia
  • Spartacus in Lucas Jervies' Spartacus
  • The Prince in Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella
  • Stanislav Nijinsky in John Neumeier's Nijinsky
  • Actéon in Diana and Actéon Pas de deux
  • The Bluebird in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty
  • Puck in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream
  • Peasant Pas de deux in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle
  • Agni the Fire God and Fakir in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère
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Principal Artist Marcus Morelli, Sylvia (Welch) 2019
Photo Daniel Boud

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Principal Artist Marcus Morelli, Don Quixote (Nureyev) 2023
Photo Rainee Lantry

Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee, 2015

Marcus Morelli in Kunstkamer

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Marcus enjoys playing video games, watching TV, and skateboarding in his spare time.