Founded in 2007, the Melbourne Ballet Company (MBC) has grown to become one of Australia’s most loved dance companies. It has defined its own unique style of Ballet, which is innovative and exciting while paying respect to classical technique.

Through city and regional performances the Company takes their audience on a choreographic journey that celebrates the physical form with great respect to musicality.

Under the leadership of Director Alisa Finney and Resident Choreographer Simon Hoy, the company has presented nine new programs, incorporating over thirty original works. MBC consists of a team of highly experienced classical dancers who consistently deliver truly remarkable performances. These dancers have trained and developed their skills at some of the most prestigious and renowned companies in the world including; The Australian Ballet, The Paris Opera and the Royal Ballet Company.

By building new audiences for dance, and through the discovery and nurturing of new talent, the Melbourne Ballet Company is helping to shape the future of dance in Australia.

Presently the Melbourne Ballet Company consists of ten professional dancers, all of whom have developed their skills and experience at some of the most renowned companies and schools in the world (including The Australian Ballet, The Paris Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, WA Ballet, La Scala Milan, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet New York, Ballet Mainz, Carolina Ballet, the Royal Ballet School and Australian Ballet School. In recent years the Company also included artists formerly from Queensland Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, the Netherlands Dans Theatre and Hamburg Ballet).

In 2015 Melbourne Ballet Company premiered four new (critically acclaimed) full-length programs in Melbourne, and has toured extensively throughout Australia – presenting over 30 performances and 50 workshops. In August the Company toured to Auckland for the first time. In 2016 Melbourne Ballet Company will again be presenting over 30 performances and will also give over 50 workshops throughout Australia.



The Melbourne Ballet Company aims to uphold a commitment to classical technique while creating contemporary and vibrant work that seeks to enrich and stimulate the widest possible audience.


Strong Foundations

We honor the history of Ballet by using classical technique to produce relevant and inspiring work for contemporary audiences.

Strong Relationships

We are committed to building long term positive relationships with our stakeholders including the Victorian artistic community, media, sponsors, and our audience.

Strong Future

We set out to enhance the future of classical dance by engaging new and varied audiences nationally and internationally.



As the Director of the Melbourne Ballet Company I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are honoured to be part of the talented and thriving Australian dance scene. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows, in the meantime why not stay in touch with us via our Facebook and Twitter pages. "The Melbourne Ballet Company can boast not only a cast of proficient performers, but a resident choreographer in Simon Hoy whose movement signature is lyrical, generous...
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Our Artistic Staff

Alisa Finney - Director Alisa launched the Melbourne Ballet Company in 2007 with a vision to create a world-class ballet company to support and showcase the extensive talent of the Australian classical dance industry, and also to offer a vehicle for emerging and established artists to thrive and develop collectively. As Director of this emerging performing organisation, Alisa drew on her experience in marketing and business management, as well as considerable expertise in ballet training and da...
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Our Dancers

Alexander Baden Bryce Alexander trained at the Anne Fraser School of Dance on the Sunshine Coast Queensland for nine years, before being accepted into the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Studying classical ballet from a young age, Alexander completed the RAD Advanced 2 syllabus graduating Dux with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance). In 2009 he was awarded a scholarship to Taipei International Dance Elite Academy in Taiwan. Alexander has worked with many internationally renowned choreogr...
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Guest Artists

Mara Galeazzi (The Royal Ballet, London) Galeazzi was born in Italy and studied at "La Scala", Milan, where she earned her diploma with honors. She joined the Royal Ballet in 1992 and was promoted to First Artist in 1995, Soloist at the end of the 1997/98 Season and Principal in September 2003. She retired from the Royal Ballet in June 2013. In addition to her work with the Royal Ballet, Galeazzi frequently appeared as a guest artist with other ballet companies around the world including the St...
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Guest Choreographers

Tim Podesta Tim Podesta is a graduate of the Australian Ballet School and performed soloist roles internationally by Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Ronald Hynd and John Cranko to name a few. As a choreographer Tim's work has been performed across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa and Europe. In 2014 Tim has created 'The Divine Comedy' for The Queensland Ballet, 'Of Mice & Men' in collaboration with Ausdance VIC Director, Andy Howitt, touring Australia, New...
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Stage Manager

Daniel Gosling - Stage Manager Daniel has worked in theatre, events and production for over 10 years as a freelance technician and more recently as a programmer, systems engineer and MA console supporter. He specialises in lighting, but has also worked extensively with all aspects of lighting, sound, video, projection, staging and stage management, and has experience in many areas of theatre, corporate events, dance, festivals, touring and broadcast. From 2014-15 Daniel has worked as a Direct...
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Auditions / Employment

Auditions 2015 audition dates to be announced. Please email CV and photo Alisa Finney to register. For any further inquiries phone: Mobile: 0450 959 769 or 0450 959 147 Studio: (03) 98575405 Phone or email registration essential.
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