FABSA Christmas Flamenco Fiesta 2017

Photography: Niko Lee

Our last event for 2017 was a great success with members and friends enjoying front row seats to an amazing performance by dancers and students of Flamenco Dance Areti at Nexus Arts Venue.

We look forward to announcing our upcoming events for 2018 shortly as we look forward to The Australian Ballet’s Adelaide season of The Sleeping Beauty.



Youth Ambassadors

Cocktail Party YA

At the recent Gala Spectacular Cocktail Party, FABSA Youth Ambassadors Meg Blackburn and Poppy Kentish presented David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, with a $20,000 donation from FABSA.

Thank you to all of our Friends and supporters who are members, attend our events and generously donate to make this support possible.




Gala Spectacular Cocktail Party


David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, with FABSA Committee Member, Judy Connor and Kirsten Gormley.

Thank you to all of our Friends & supporters who celebrated The Australian Ballet Gala Spectacular Season with us at our cocktail party.

Special thanks to David McAllister, Amber Scott, Ingrid Gow, Brett Simon, Drew Hedditch, Ty King Wall, Rohan Furnell, Nicola Curry & Amanda McGuigan & staff from The Australian Ballet for making it a special night.


FABSA Afternoon Tea with The Australian Ballet School




Lisa Pavane, Director of The Australian Ballet School, Jacqui Stratton Smith, FABSA Committee Member & Lilyana Scot, current SA Student of The Australian Ballet School 

Our Afternoon Tea held on Sunday, 24th September, in support of The Australian Ballet School was an amazing success.

Held at the beautiful Ayers House, Members and friends enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea with guest speaker, Lisa Pavane, Director of the Australian Ballet School and South Australian dancers who are currently attending the School as full-time students.

Thank you to all who attended this memorable occasion.




FABSA proudly supports AICD International Ballet Awards

FABSA are thrilled to once again sponsor the upcoming AICD International Ballet Awards AICD – Australian Institute for Classical Dance

The Awards for Students aged 15-21 years will be held at the Westminster School in Adelaide on the weekend of the 14th and 15th October 2017.

The Premier Award will be $10,000 with Second and Third receiving awards of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively and Encouragement awards to the value of $500.AICD2017


Youth Ambassadors 2017

Masterclasses 2017, held 9th April, was a great success with the event growing year on year. This year we were excited to welcome Madeleine Eastoe, Jesse Rasmussen, Shelley Moore, Aidan Munn, Cheryl Bradley, Jacqui Stratton-Smith and Stacy Pastro to teach our 2017 FABSA Masterclass, where all Senior Masterclass participants were eligible to be selected as our FABSA Youth Ambassadors for 2017.

This year we are proud to announce Meg Blackburn and Poppy Kentish as our 2017 FABSA Youth Ambassadors. Being a FABSA Youth Ambasssador is a wonderful role for aspiring young dancers, providing many opportunities from engaging with The Australian Ballet, public performance, hosting events, public speaking, mentoring and more. The talent on the day, across all levels was enormous and really showcased to these teachers the enthusiasm and love, which you all share for dance.

Again, thankyou to all participants, we hope to see you at next year’s event. If you missed Masterclasses 2017 you can subscribe to the Friends of the Australian Ballet SA to ensure you don’t miss next year’s event.



MEG BLACKBURN, Terry Simpson Studios

POPPY KENTISH, Soul Dance Studios



FABSA 2017 Youth Ambassadors Meg Blackburn & Poppy Kentish pictured with 2016 Youth Ambassador Eliza Payze, FABSA President Lorraine Irving, Shelley Moore, Jesse Rasmussen, Aidan Munn and Madeleine Eastoe.



Illustrate Create.

Guests at Illustrate Create.
Photography credit: Peter Fisher (@peterfisherisaphotographer)

12 Australian Designers. 12 Bespoke Illustrations. 1 Inimitable Artist.

The Create. project together with the Friends Of The Australian Ballet SA announce ‘Illustrate Create.’ – an evening with Megan Hess in support of The Australian Ballet.

This October the Friends of the Australian Ballet were delighted to welcome guest artist and internationally acclaimed Fashion Illustrator Megan Hess, along with leading Australian Fashion Designers, for an elegant art exhibition in support The Australian Ballet.