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Born in Perth, David McAllister AM joined The Australian Ballet in 1983 and was promoted to principal artist in 1989. During his time with the company he danced many principal roles including those in The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Manon, La Sylphide, John Cranko’s Onegin and Romeo and Juliet, and Jiří Kylián’s Stepping Stones. In 1985 he won Bronze at the Fifth International Ballet Competition in Moscow.
Throughout his career, David made numerous guest appearances worldwide, dancing with Bolshoi Ballet, the Kirov Ballet, the Georgian State Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre and, in 1992, as part of a Royal Gala performance in London in the presence of the Princess of Wales. In 2000, he completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management and in 2001, took his final bow as a dancer. In July of that year, David became Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2004 Australia Day Honours List.
Join us for the NGVWA Annual Spring Lunch as David discusses his career, the life of an Australian Ballet principal dancer and the intersection where the performing and visual arts meet.
The NGVWA Annual Spring Lunch will once again feature exciting raffle prizes including:
First prize $5000 Paspaley gift certificate, and a Pearl Discovery experience with four friends
Second prize Mecca Masterclass for ten people, valued at $2000. Enjoy your favourite store after hours with the team at Mecca who will pour the sparkling, show the season’s hottest trends and give each guest a $100 gift card to be used on the night
Third prize In-home dining experience with one of Restaurant Associates’ world class Chefs, to prepare a curated meal in your home for up to eight guests, valued at $2000
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Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase the floral centrepieces created by Flowers Vasette.
All proceeds from the raffle and floral centrepieces support art acquisition at the NGV.
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