VISION AND MISSION photos by Chris Dowd
The Victorian State Ballet is Victoria's leading ballet company, established in 2003 under the expertise of Martin and Michelle Sierra. Counting for over 30 years of professional experience worldwide, both Michelle and Martin felt the need to feed the artistic gap of Victoria's arts community with a repertoire based on the Grand Ballets from the 20th Century, neo-classical and contemporary ballets originally choreographed for the company.
The Victorian State Ballet is devoted to the pursuit of artistic excellence, dance education, presentation of outstanding classical ballet repertoire and innovative contemporary dance works.
The Victorian State Ballet is a vibrant, creative company committed to connecting people and dance across Victoria, by offering a program of outstanding classical repertoire ballets, exhilarating & innovative contemporary dance works, and educational workshops for the enrichment, entertainment, education and engagement of communities.
Our vision is to remain the central hub for dance in the State of Victoria. Our commitment is to connect people and dance across Victoria through a program of beautiful ballet repertoire, exciting and innovating contemporary works, collaborating with leading artists and organisations.
Operating continuously throughout the year, The Victorian State Ballet - a non-profit organisation - covers a vast range of performance opportunities from festivals, full length productions, charities, commercial events, workshops and performances for primary & secondary schools to regional, national and international touring. The Victorian State Ballet has received recognition and countless highly praised reviews during renown Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Fringe Festivals and the company's international tour in 2008. Michelle and Martins choreographies have also been highly praised in Australia & overseas bringing along the dance audience to a different level of entertainment.
VSB INCORPORATES THREE MAJOR BODIES
VSB Pre-Professional Program
VSB Youth Ballet
VSB is also passionate and committed to supporting and helping develop young talented artists. Thus VSB Pre-professional Program was created. This initiative is the tool to prepare graduate students from Australia and worldwide to be part of a professional ballet company. The VSB Pre-Professional Program consists of a full year of professional and career development.
The Youth Ballet was established to offer community engagement opportunities to the next generation of today. Opportunities include regular auditions for roles as extras within company seasons plus special Youth Ballet Seasons 3 times per year. The Youth Ballet aims to provide another wonderful pathway into the professional world of dance, being the main feeder program into the Victorian State Ballet's Pre-Professional Program and ultimately pathway opportunities for employment with the Company.
Dr Joanne Griggs