Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Lift them to new heights

The Telstra Ballet Dancer Award was created in 2003 to foster young dancers in The Australian Ballet, helping them reach their full potential and truly thrive. This year, six performers, all with unique talents were nominated for their artistic quality, powerful stage presence and contribution to The Australian Ballet.

Learn more about each nominee in these videos, then vote for your favourite dancer. 

Telstra and The Australian Ballet have enjoyed 34 years of partnership and we thank them for continuing to support our dancers to thrive.


Voting can also be done via SMS by sending the nominee's first name to 0484 225 538 or 0484 BALLET 

The nominees

Isobelle Dashwood
Cristiano Martino
Marcus Morelli
Jill Ogai
Sharni Spencer
Yichuan Wang