About our productions
The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet has a well established reputation and is invited regularly to perform its large repertoire of dance works and ballets.
ACB dance students have participated in the Port Fairy and Castlemaine Arts Festival, the Sans Souci Arts Festival in Germany, taken part in the inaugural performances of the Queensland Youth Ballet, participated in the "Pacific Brands" corporate events and have assisted in restaging ballet for Royal Ballet of Flanders.
ONE ACT BALLETS
One act ballets performed by the school are Christine Walsh's Paquita, A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Leçon, La Vivandiere, Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadere, Le Corsaire Act 2, Octet for 9, Marc Bogaert's Ritualism and Framing and William Forsythe's Frankfurt Dances.
In December 2002 & 2004, ACB staged a new spectacular production of the full-length Swan Lake with 100 musicians of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra at the Melbourne Town Hall and the Hamer Hall of the Arts Centre. This was followed in 2005 by an even more ambitious collaboration with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra in a production of Romeo & Juliet at the Melbourne Town Hall.
Since 2006, the ACB has performed its full-length productions at the State Theatre and Hamer Hall of the Arts Centre Melbourne featuring international guest artists and with its own orchestra on an annual basis to capacity audiences.
ACB now regularly performs fully staged productions of Christine Walsh's Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hansel & Gretel and Maina Gielgud's Coppelia and Harry Haythorne's La Sylphide.