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An exhibition celebrating the career of former Australian Ballet Prima Ballerina, Lisa Bolte opens at the Redland Museum on 12 March. Enjoy a visit to this stunning exhibition which will feature a collection of Costumes and memorabilia from The Australian Ballet archive.
As a child, little did Lisa know that on becoming a ballerina she would be invited to dance the world with The Australian Ballet, including in Canada, USA, UK, Greece, Italy, Asia and Russia – that she would have lunch with the Queen, meet Princess Diana, dance in Rudolf Nureyev’s Australian farewell, perform at Princess Grace’s mansion, dance under the stars at the Herod Atticus Theatre and have Australia Post produce a Lisa Bolte stamp.
Lisa was born in Sydney and moved to the Redlands in 1971. Learning to dance locally with Margaret Lucas, Janice Schoenauer and Sandra Ashley at Caprice Dancing School, Wynnum, Lisa then successfully auditioned to study at The Australian Ballet School. She moved to Melbourne in 1983 and in 1986 was invited to join The Australian Ballet by Artistic Director Maina Gielgud.
Lisa was promoted through the ranks to become Principal Artist in 1993 and she won the Mo Award for ‘Best Female Dancer’ for her performances as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in 1998. Lisa’s most cherished performances include dancing the classics: The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Onegin, Don Quixote, Anna Karenina, Manon, Merry Widow and Raymonda.