• Daniel Gaudiello, Patron, Melbourne Academy of the Arts

Brisbane-born Daniel Gaudiello strapped on his first pair of dancing shoes at the age of six at the Johnny Young Talent School, then at Promenade Dance Academy. Later he completed the Queensland Dance School of Excellence and Queensland Ballet professional year before being accepted into The Australian Ballet School, where he participated as an exchange student with The National Ballet School of Canada and the School of American Ballet. Daniel joined The Australian Ballet in 2004 and in  2007 he participated in classes with some of the world’s finest ballet companies in London, Amsterdam, Munich and Paris. Daniel made his choreographic debut with a piece called Notte in Bianco for ‘Bodytorque. To the Pointe’ in 2009 and was promoted to principal artist in 2010. Daniel also created two works whilst at the Australian Ballet; Tristan and Isolde for Bodytorque.Muses, 2011 and the South of Eden for Bodytorque.a la Mode, 2010

Daniel’s guest appearances include; English National Ballet in Le Spectre de la rose, London and Barcelona 2009 Awards, Australian Dance Award nomination for Dyad 1929 2010, Green Room Award nomination for Petrouchka 2010, Helpmann Award nomination for Graeme Murphy’s The Silver Rose 2010, Australian Dance Awards; Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer, 2011 for Franz in Coppelia and Telstra Ballet Dancer Award Winner 2007, Freda Irving Scholarship 2006, BJ Sutton Scholarship. Since leaving The Australian Ballet, Gaudiello has performed as guest artist with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, dancing Count Albrecht in Giselle in 2016 and Don José in Carmen in 2017.

Daniel’s repertoire highlights include; Franz in Coppélia 2010, Basilio in Don Quixote 2010, Lescaut in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2008, Christopher Wheeldon’s Continuum© 2004, Petrouchka in Petrouchka 2009, Des Grieux and Lescaut in Kenneth  MacMillan‘s Manon 2014 and 2008, Petrouchka in Petrouchka 2009, Camille in Ronald Hynd‘s The Merry Widow 2011, Romeo and Mercutio in Graeme Murphy‘s Romeo and Juliet 2011, Red Knight in Ninette de Valois‘ Checkmate 2011, Lensky in John Cranko‘s Onegin 2012, Albrecht in Giselle, Queensland Ballet 2013, The Prince in Alexei Ratmansky‘s Cinderella 2013, Prince Désiré in David McAllister‘s Sleeping Beauty 2015.

  • Daniel Gaudiello, Patron, Melbourne Academy of the Arts
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