The Ballet International Gala (BIG) sees the world’s greatest ballet dancers from the world’s most prestigious companies perform a highlight reel of the most iconic ballets with a modern twist.
Following the success of its sell-out interstate debut, BIG returns to Australia for BIG IV in August 2023 with one of ballet’s biggest ever artists as its headliner, danseur étoile, Roberto Bolle of Teatro alla Scala.
Roberto will be joined by other international heavyweights from the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Australian Ballet, including Alina Cojocaru, Melissa Hamilton and Aran Bell & more, in what is described as a ballet like no other.
BIG IV is brought to you by BIG Live, spearheaded by its young directors, Joel Burke and Khalid Tarabay, who are causing a stir in the ballet industry following their successive, sell-out performances across Australia.
Since making its debut in January 2022, BIG has brought 16 of the world’s best international artists to Australia; has performed to sell out audiences at Australia’s biggest theatres; have secured multiple scholarships to some of the world’s leading ballet companies for emerging Australian artists; and, has seen its directors, Burke and Tarabay named on the Courier Mail’s 2022 Power List.
Burke and Tarabay strive to bring ballet into the 21st century, by making ballet more accessible and enjoyable for generations to come.
Don’t miss out on this strictly limited season of BIG IV.
Ballet International Gala IV
20 August 2023
Her Majesty’s Theatre