New Staff Member for 2018: Ben Davis

Ballet Theatre Australia welcomes Ben Davis to the teaching staff for 2018.
Photography: Daniel Boud

Ballet Theatre Australia's Summer Intensive 2016allet Theatre Australia is delighted to share some thrilling news for 2018.


I am thrilled to announce that Ben Davis will be joining the teaching staff on a regular basis in 2018.

Ben has had a wonderful career as a soloist with the Australian ballet for the past 13 years and will be retiring at the end of this year.
Starting from next January, he will continue to follow his passion for dance and forward his knowledge onto our full-time students. He will also continue to pursue his other passion as a professional makeup artist.

I am very much looking forward to having Ben be a part of Ballet Theatre Australia, as I’m sure he will inspire each and every student and help guide them in the right direction in becoming a professional ballet dancer in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Leeanne Rutherford
Artistic director

Along with the rest of our staff, Ben will also be teaching at next year’s Summer Intensive. If you haven’t yet booked your place, you can enrol now.

Ben has performed many ballets including:

Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze 2014Ben Davis, Ballet Theatre Australia
The Outsider in Robert Helpmann’s The Display 2012
Prince Gremin in John Cranko’s Onegin 2012
First Red Knight in Ninette de Valois’ Checkmate 2011
The Baron in Graeme Murphy’s The Silver Rose 2010
Stanton Welch’s Divergence 2009
The Professor in Alexei Ratmansky’s Scuola di ballo 2009
Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929 2013, 2009
Nicolo Fonte’s The Possibility Space 2008
Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort 2005

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

You can return to our home page or peruse what full-time ballet programs we offer.