Enjoy a complimentary ballet class with Damian Smith

Enjoy a complimentary ballet class with Damian Smith

VDF/ National Ballet School/ Studio 7 invites you to dance on stage at the National Theatre! Join Artistic Director Damian Smith for a complimentary 90-minute ballet class on stage at the National Theatre with live piano accompaniment. Following the class will be a Q&A with Mr Smith for students and their guests.

Damian Smith has more than 25 years international experience as a dancer with companies such as the Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Ballet Du Nord, New York City Ballet and 18 years as Principal Dancer with the highly acclaimed San Francisco Ballet.

​He has been chosen to be the original cast for some of the world’s best choreographers, including Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky and Nacho Duato, and worked with them on the creation of their new ballets.

​Beginning his dance training in Newcastle with the Robyn Hick School of Dance and the Marie Walton Dance Academy, Damian completed his studies at the McDonald College before being accepted into the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York at just 16 years old. His appointment as Artistic Director at National Ballet School marked a welcome homecoming and an exciting new chapter for Damian and the School.

The complimentary ballet class will take place on Friday 28th June 2024 from 10:30 am-12 noon at National Theatre 20 Carlisle Street St Kilda, VIC 3183. This complimentary pass includes 1 student + 1 guest may observe the class from the National Theatre auditorium.

The class is suitable for Intermediate to Advanced students.

Students can also purchase a discounted ticket to the National Ballet School’s mid-year Production, Opening Night taking place the same evening. Student cost $15, + 1 guest ticket at $30. The show is Cygnets version of Full length Swan Lake, choreographed by Damian Smith.

Register here for the free ballet class with Damian Smith.

Damian Smith Ballet class, Image credit VDF