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Lisa Pavane

Curriculum Vitae

Director of The Australian Ballet School
Member of the Jury, Prix de Lausanne 2018

The competition in Lausanne is an inspiring occasion to witness and celebrate the participants dedication and determination to do their very best. To see them immerse themselves in the whole experience from the classes, coaching, seminars and all that the Prix offers as well as forming new friendships is an experience to treasure.

It is such an honour to be invited to join the jury of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne. I look forward to working closely with the other esteemed jurors and to learn from their great wealth of experience and knowledge as we together observe the participants skills and application to the unique experience that is the Prix de Lausanne.

Born in Newcastle, NSW, a student of Tessa Maunder, Lisa joined The Australian Ballet School in 1978 and The Australian Ballet in 1981. Lisa rose swiftly to Soloist in 1983 and Principal Artist in 1986. In 1994 Lisa joined English National Ballet as Senior Principal. Lisa has appeared internationally as guest artist, including with the Boston, Kirov and Birmingham Royal ballet companies.

Later, Lisa combined work in administration at ENB with further studies. Returning to Australia in 2001, Lisa freelanced and ran a Property Management business. In 2007 she joined The Australian Ballet School staff and in 2008 became the first graduate of the School’s Vocational Graduate Certificate in Elite Ballet Instruction. In 2012 Lisa became Head of Student Training, was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and gained her Graduate Certificate in Professional Education and Training.

Lisa commenced her tenure as Director of The Australian Ballet School in 2015.