The Australian Ballet

Megan Connelly

Ballet Mistress & Rehabilitation Specialist

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Megan Connelly

Ballet Mistress & Rehabilitation Specialist

Megan Connelly joined The Australian Ballet in 1991, performing in works such as The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle and Symphony in C. She later followed her passion for teaching and was appointed Assistant to the Ballet Staff; in 1995 she left the company to become Principal Teacher at Christine Walsh Dance Centre. In 1999 she was Ballet Mistress on the Year 2000 project for the Sansouci Music Festival, Berlin. Megan returned to The Australian Ballet in 2001 as Assistant to Artistic Director and Ballet Coach. In 2009 she was appointed Ballet Technique & Rehabilitation Specialist and returned to the stage in Alexei Ratmansky’s Scuola di ballo. Since 2010 Megan has been on the teaching faculty of The Australian Ballet School, and has completed a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Elite Dance Instruction. In 2014 she travelled to the USA and Europe on the prestigious Churchill Fellowship. Other performing credits include Victorian State Opera and Opera Australia. Megan is co-author of Bodywise for ABC books and a trained Pilates instructor. She has taught for Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, Victorian College of the Arts and the Cecchetti Society as well as in Europe and Asia.