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Ballerina and teacher Lucette Aldous dies aged 82

Ballerina and teacher Lucette Aldous dies aged 82

Lucette Aldous, one of the world’s most celebrated ballerinas who went on to become a teacher to generations of dancers, has died aged 82. Aldous made her mark as one of the stars of the Australian Ballet in their early days, touring the country performing her signature role of Kitri in Don Quixote. In 1970 she resumed […]

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On This Gay Day: Ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev died in 1993

On This Gay Day: Ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev died in 1993

It was on this day in 1993 that one of the great ballet dancers the world had ever known passed away. Rudolf Nureyev was a giant in the world of dance and few performers have commanded the level of attention he received. Born in Siberia he studied at the famous Kirov Ballet in Moscow and […]

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Australia Day honours for WAAPA’s Lucette Aldous

Australia Day honours for WAAPA’s Lucette Aldous

World famous ballerina, acclaimed teacher and grand dame of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Lucette Aldous is among the many Australians honoured on Australia Day. Aldous is one of a select group of Australians awarded the nation’s highest honour, a Companion of the Order of Australia. The respected teacher was recognised for her […]

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