MEDIA RELEASE - New residence for Australian Ballet School students
Australian Ballet School today opened Marilyn Rowe House, a new student
residence in Melbourne that will house Australia’s next generation of world
class classical dancers.
the opening, Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield welcomed this new chapter in
the life of the school, which will assist many young dancers from regional and
remote locations attend Australia’s most prestigious ballet school.
“This is the
first time the Australian Ballet School has been able to offer its own
residential accommodation for enrolled students,” Minister Fifield said.
residence will provide a home away from home for young dancers and bolster the
international reputation of the School as one of the world’s leading classical
dance training institutions.”
the Australian Ballet School are highly regarded for their skill and the
quality of their training and are in demand to join both the Australian Ballet
and the world’s best ballet companies.
Australian Government is proud to provide ongoing support for the Australian
Ballet School as one of Australia’s elite performing arts training institutions
and contributed a one-off grant of $1 million to support the purchase of the
new residence, which was used by the School to generate more than $7 million in
private sector support for the project.