The Australian Ballet

Robyn Hendricks

Principal Artist

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Robyn Hendricks


South African-born Robyn Hendricks began ballet classes aged eight after her grandfather observed her dancing on her toes all the time. Growing up in an academic family, Robyn was the first family member to pursue a creative passion. Training in the Cecchetti Syllabus, Robyn travelled to Melbourne in 2001 to participate in the annual Cecchetti International Competition. During the competition, she was approached by The Australian Ballet School and was asked to audition formally for entrance into the prestigious national school. During her time at The Australian Ballet School, Robyn was one of four students selected to participate in a student exchange to Canada, where she studied for four weeks with the National Ballet School in Toronto. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2005; she was promoted to soloist in 2011, to senior artist in 2016, and to principal artist the same year.

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“It’s Robyn Hendricks who steals the show … she is a rising star.”

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Repertoire highlights

  • Odette/Odile in Anne Woolliams’ Swan Lake, 2023
  • Alice in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©, 2019, 2017
  • Odette in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake, 2018
  • Giselle in Maina Gielgud's Giselle, 2019, 2018
  • Flavia in Lucas Jervies' Spartacus, 2018
  • Odette/Odile in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake, 2016
  • Gamzatti in Stanton Welch'sLa Bayadère, 2014
  • Wayne McGregor's Infra (2017), Chroma (2014) and Dyad 1929 (2009)
  • "Cigarette" solo in Serge Lifar’s Suite en blanc, 2014
  • 2nd Ballerina in George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial, 2014
  • Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain©, 2011
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Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee, 2015, 2011, 2009, 2007

Guest appearances

  • Fall for Dance Festival, 2014, 2012
  • The Dancers Company tour, 2014, 2008

Robyn Hendricks and Adam Bull with Artists of The Australian Ballet in Serenade ©The George Balanchine Trust

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Robyn Hendricks and Callum Linnane in Anna Karenina

You may not know

Robyn is interested in the horse-breeding industry and owns a horse with her husband Charles Thompson, a former member of The Australian Ballet.