Rowe, Marilyn (1946-)

Also known as
Maver, Marilyn Rowe- (1946-)
Rowe-Maver, Marilyn (1946-)
Field of activity
Dancer and Teacher
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Biographies

Marilyn Rowe, the first graduate of the Australian Ballet School to be appointed its director in 1999, was recruited into the Australian Ballet Company in 1965 after completing the course in 1964. She was a principal artist with the Australian Ballet and later became ballet director, deputy artistic director and in 1984 director of the Dancers Company, a post she held until 1990. She has been on the Board of the Australian Ballet since 1994. She has directed and coached many of the leading dancers of the Australian Ballet and has produced and directed major contemporary and classical works. Other positions include that of Life Governor of the Berry St Child and Family Care since 1985. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1979 for her services to ballet in Australia.

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Marilyn Rowe, a Sydneysider by birth, is director of the Australian Ballet School. She was appointed to that position in 1999 and is the first graduate of the School to become its director. Prior to this appointment Rowe taught and coached at the School from 1984 and in 1990 was appointed its artistic consultant.

In 1965 Rowe was invited by Peggy van Praagh to join the Australian Ballet after only one year at the Australian Ballet School. She was quickly dancing soloist roles and was promoted to principal artist in 1969. Early in her career with the Australian Ballet she established an acclaimed partnership with Kelvin Coe and she and Coe won a silver medal for the most outstanding couple at the Second International Ballet Competition in Moscow in 1973. Rowe was much sought after by choreographers working with the Australian Ballet and had many roles created on her, including leading roles in Glen Tetley's Gemini, Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow and Andre Prokovsky's Anna Karenina. During the later phase of her Australian Ballet career she established outstanding partnerships with Gary Norman and John Meehan.

In 1981 she was appointed associate director of the National Theatre Ballet School, Melbourne and in 1982, following a dancers' strike which eventually left the Australian Ballet without an artistic director, was caretaker ballet director of the company while a search was made for a new artistic director. In 1983 she was deputy artistic director to Maina Gielgud. She directed the Australian Ballet School's Dancers Company from 1984 until 1990.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Marilyn Rowe, OBEWomen shaping the nation: Victorian Honour Roll of Women 231 : Marilyn Rowe, OBE
    [2001]
    Published: Centenary of Federation Victoria
  2. Marilyn Rowe and the technology of dance
    Power, Margaret and Thornton, Elaine
    [1991]
    Published: Curriculum Corporation
  3. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
    Series: http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/honours/honours.html
  4. Who's who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [2002]
    Published: Crown Content
  5. Victorian Women's Roll of Honour: Women Shaping the Nation
    [2001]
    Published: Centurary of Federation Victoria
    Series: http://www.women.vic.gov.au/CA25666E00000B30/Images/CoFHR/$File/CoFHR.pdf
  6. National Library of Australia: Portrait of Marilyn Rowe, O. B. E[ picture] (1993)
    1 photograph: silver gelatin on resin-coated paper; image 30.9 x 25.6 cm on sheet 37.6 x 29.6 cm.
    PIC P977/88 LOC Q85

Resources by Marilyn Rowe (3)

  1. Papers of Marilyn Rowe
    Rowe, Marilyn, 1946-
    [ Unpublished : 1913-1976 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.512)

  2. Interview with Marilyn Rowe, Director Australian Ballet School / interviewer, Michelle Potter
    Rowe, Marilyn, 1946-
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.214)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.214)

  3. Rudolf Nureyev's film of Don Quixote / the Australian Ballet ; produced by John L. Hargreaves ; directed by Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann
    Australian Ballet
    [ Video : 1990-1999 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.18)

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Resources about Marilyn Rowe (45)

  1. Papers of Marilyn Rowe
    Rowe, Marilyn, 1946-
    [ Unpublished : 1913-1976 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.215)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.215)

  2. Marilyn Rowe and the technology of dance / authors, Elaine Thornton ... [et al.] ; illustrators, Margaret Power ... [et al.]
    Power, Margaret, 1945-
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At 16 libraries
    Marilyn Rowe and the technology of dance / authors, Elaine Thornton ... [et al.] ; illustrators, Margaret Power ... [et al.]
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  3. Interview with Marilyn Rowe, Director Australian Ballet School / interviewer, Michelle Potter
    Rowe, Marilyn, 1946-
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.157)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.157)

  4. Three ballerinas
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 2001-2011 ]
    At 19 libraries
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  5. Marilyn Rowe in The display / Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1967-1998 ]
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    Marilyn Rowe in The display / Don McMurdo
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  6. Portrait of Marilyn Rowe, O.B.E., 1993 / Greg Barrett
    Barrett, Greg, 1943-
    [ Photograph : 1993 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
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    Portrait of Marilyn Rowe, O.B.E., 1993 / Greg Barrett
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  7. Aussie triumphs / series editor, Jill Morris
    Morris, Jill, 1936-
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At 9 libraries
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  8. Marilyn Rowe in Gemini, 1973, The Australian Ballet / Walter Stringer
    Stringer, Walter, 1907-2001
    [ Photograph : 1973 ]
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    At National Library
    Marilyn Rowe in Gemini, 1973, The Australian Ballet / Walter Stringer
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.914)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.914)

  9. Portrait of Marilyn Rowe-Maver and Gary Norman in Anna Karenina / Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1979-1983 ]
    At National Library
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  10. [Portrait of Marilyn Rowe and John Meehan] Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1976-1998 ]
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    [Portrait of Marilyn Rowe and John Meehan] Don McMurdo
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  1. Coe, Kelvin (1946-1992)
    ... Raymonda and Robert Helpmann in Sun Music. With Marilyn ...
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  1. The Merry Widow (1975 - )
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    With scenario and staging by Robert Helpmann and choreography by Ronald Hynd, The Merry Widow premiered on 13 November 1975 at the Palais Theatre, Melbourne. The opening night cast was led...

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  1. Marilyn
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 31 October 1973 p 23 Literature Illustrated
    ... PART 3 by NORMAN MAILER "The misfits" is finished eventually on November 5, I960. Marilyn goes back ... Paris. (Marilyn and Yves had had a twomonth romance while filming "Let's Make Love," immediately before ... 7007 words
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    Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Thursday 28 October 1954 p 5 Article
    ... MARILYN MONROE'S DIVORCE HOLLYWOOD, Oct 28. (A.A.P.) . Marilyn Monroe, film actress, goes to court ... to-mor-row to seek a divorce from the former baseball star, Joe Di-maggio. ... 31 words
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    ... her "twin" >> were platform soled<| shoes. j ; "Mean? Moody? Sick?]' Rows Why,. Marilyn i ! treated mc ... M ARIL YN GOT A ii 1WBEAI¡\ ¡¡ Marilyn Monroe got a j» "raw deal" during her \> filming of "The ... 237 words
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    Portrait of Marilyn Rowe as the Firebird in Garth Welch's Firebird, Australian Ballet, 1972 / Walter Stringer
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  1. Deaths associated with Hurricanes Marilyn and Opal - United States, September-October 1995
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