Vernon, Janet

NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-674072

Biographies

Janet Vernon was born in Adelaide and received her early dance training from Cecil Bates. She subsequently studied at the Australian Ballet School and joined the Australian Ballet in 1967 becoming a soloist with that company in 1970. In the early 1970s she left the Australian Ballet to dance overseas and between 1973 and 1974 performed alongside Graeme Murphy with the French company Ballets Felix Blaska. On her return to Australia she freelanced with Murphy in 1975 working with companies in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania before rejoining the Australian Ballet as a senior soloist in 1976. At the end of 1976 she was appointed with Murphy to lead the Dance Company (NSW), which was renamed Sydney Dance Company in 1979.

Vernon's association with Graeme Murphy began while at the Australian Ballet School and she appeared in his first work Ecco le Diavole in 1971. She subsequently became an admired interpreter of his choreography and also established a now legendary partnership with him. As his associate artistic director she made a strong and individualistic contribution to the development of Sydney Dance Company, bringing her exacting standards and individualistic abilities to the job. Both Murphy and Vernon resigned from their positions with Sydney Dance Company late in 2006. They were recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Dance Awards that year. Their more recent activities are listed on their website, which is available as a link at the top of this page.

Related people and organisations

Resources for Janet Vernon

Resources by Janet Vernon (13)

  1. Janet Vernon / interviewed by Suzanne Hayes
    Vernon, Janet
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.315)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.315)

  2. Graeme Murphy & Janet Vernon [interviewer Suzanne Hayes]
    Murphy, Graeme
    [ Sound : 1986-1988 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.306)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.306)

  3. Janet Vernon interviewed by Shirley McKechnie for the Australian choreographers oral history project
    Vernon, Janet
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.878)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.878)

  4. [Graeme Murphy, Graeme Murphy & Janet Vernon]
    Murphy, Graeme, 1950-
    [ Sound : 1986-1989 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.57)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.57)

  5. Graeme Murphy / interviewed by Suzanne Hayes
    Murphy, Graeme, 1950-
    [ Sound : 1986-1988 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.068)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.068)

  6. Sensing
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 1993 ]
    At 12 libraries
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.445)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.445)

  7. Body of work [theatre program] : a retrospective, 1996, Sydney Dance Company
    Murphy, Graeme, 1950-
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.205)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.205)

  8. Cafe; Boxes / Sydney Dance Company; directed for television by Geoffrey Nottage; Executive Producer Michael Donovan
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 1985-1995 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.061)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.061)

  9. Berlin [theatre program] : 1996, Sydney Dance Company
    Murphy, Graeme, 1950-
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.016)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.016)

  10. Free radicals [theatre program] : 1997, Sydney Dance Company
    Murphy, Graeme, 1950-
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.006)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.006)

More...

Resources about Janet Vernon (72)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on Janet Vernon, ballet dancer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.086)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 13.086)

  2. Janet Vernon / interviewed by Suzanne Hayes
    Vernon, Janet
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.403)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11.403)

  3. Graeme Murphy & Janet Vernon [interviewer Suzanne Hayes]
    Murphy, Graeme
    [ Sound : 1986-1988 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.332)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.332)

  4. Janet Vernon interviewed by Shirley McKechnie for the Australian choreographers oral history project
    Vernon, Janet
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.748)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.748)

  5. [Graeme Murphy, Graeme Murphy & Janet Vernon]
    Murphy, Graeme, 1950-
    [ Sound : 1986-1989 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.514)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.514)

  6. Janet Vernon
    De Vos, Libby
    Sydney Dance News
    [ Article : 1989 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.864)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.864)

  7. No holds barred [Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon]
    Hawley, Janet
    Sydney Morning Herald. Good Weekend
    [ Article : 2000 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.884)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.884)

  8. Janet Vernon: passionate believer in her art. -Principal dancer and assistant director of the Sydney Dance Company-
    Byrne, John
    Dance Australia
    [ Article : 1987 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.525)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.525)

  9. Sydney Dance Company performance of Boxes with Janet Vernon and Kim Walker / Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1976-1998 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.4)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.4)

  10. [Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon] [Terry Milligan]
    Milligan, Terry
    [ Photograph : 2000 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    [Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon] [Terry Milligan]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.389)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.389)

More...

No user comments for this person

Add a comment


Show comments and reviews from Amazon users

Possibly related

Digitised newspapers and more

Searching...

Minimise

Diaries, letters, archives

Searching...

Minimise

Archived websites (1996 – now)

Searching...

Minimise

Pictures, photos, objects

Searching...

Minimise

Books

Searching...

Minimise

Music, sound and video

Searching...

Minimise

People and organisations

Searching...

Minimise

Journals, articles and data sets

Searching...

Minimise

Maps

Searching...

Minimise

Lists

Searching...

Minimise
  1. Sydney Dance Company
    ... his associate director Janet Vernon, Sydney Dance Company has ...
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.001)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.001)

  2. Murphy, Graeme (1950-)
    ... associate director Janet Vernon, Murphy has also nurtured the work of other Australian ...
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0)

  3. Christofis, Lee (1948-)
    ... Library, including the papers of Irina Baronova, Janet Vernon and Graeme Murphy, and records of the NAISDA ...
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0)

  1. Sheherazade (1979 - )
    Sheherazade (1979 - )
    Created by NLAdance, 10 items.

    Graeme Murphy's Sheherazade premiered at a Gala Performance on 9 August 1979 and was then performed as part of the immediately following Signature Season at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera...

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.05)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.05)

  2. Shining (1986 - )
    Shining (1986 - )
    Created by NLAdance, 5 items.

    Shining was choreographed by Graeme Murphy for his tenth anniversary season as director of Sydney Dance Company. In program notes Murphy wrote:'Shining celebrates my grati...

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.045)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.045)

  3. Boxes (1985 - )
    Boxes (1985 - )
    Created by NLAdance, 9 items.

    Chroeographed by Graeme Murphy for Sydney Dance Company, Boxes premiered on 5 November 1985. The cast was led by Kim Walker as Figure #1 Male, Janet Vernon as Figure #1 Female, and Paul Me...

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.039)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.039)

  1. " THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE "
    Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Wednesday 13 December 1939 p 13 Article
    ... " THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE " Tho colourful rarciT of Vernon and Irene Castle», thc wmld ... -famous dunce team of pre-war days, is depleted in striking? fashion in "Tlie ÍHloiy of Ver-non and Irene ... 232 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.64)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.64)

  2. ENTERTAINMENTS. WINTERGARDEN THEATRE "VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE."
    Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Saturday 16 December 1939 p 10 Article
    ... EN4TERTAINMENTS. WINTERGARDEN THEATRE "VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE." Offering a 'itttering pageant of ... Vernon and Irene Castle" opens at the Wlntergarden Theatre matinee to-day. The filming of this plciture ... 301 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.632)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.632)

  3. HOW JANET DID IT. IN TWO PARTS—PART II.
    South Australian Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1895) Saturday 11 March 1893 p 16 Article
    ... HOW JANET DID IT. [By KiTHAsrcE Festbtits, in St. Nicholas.] In Two Paets— Part II. Poor Janet! she ... performances of the others. Perhap3 this was as great an achievement in the eyes of the angels, but Janet would ... 2061 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.499)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.499)

  1. Portrait of Graeme Murphy and Janet...
    Gaica, Branco, ...
    [ Photograph : 1990-1996 ]
    Portrait of Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon / Branco Gaica
  2. Portrait of Graeme Murphy and Janet...
    Gaica, Branco, ...
    [ Photograph : 1990-1999 ]
    Portrait of Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, 1990s / Branco Gaica
  3. [Portrait of Marilyn Jones, Kim Wal...
    McMurdo, Don, 1...
    [ Photograph : 1976-1998 ]
    [Portrait of Marilyn Jones, Kim Walker and Janet Vernon] Don McMurdo
  4. Janet Vernon in Sheherazade / Don M...
    McMurdo, Don, 1...
    [ Photograph : 1967-1998 ]
    Janet Vernon in Sheherazade / Don McMurdo
  5. Janet Vernon, Danceshots, portraits...
    Barrett, Greg, ...
    [ Photograph : 1990-1993 ]
    Janet Vernon, Danceshots, portraits in dance / Greg Barrett
  6. Janet Vernon and Ross Philip in Som...
    McMurdo, Don, 1...
    [ Photograph : 1983 ]
    Janet Vernon and Ross Philip in Some rooms, Sydney Dance Company, [2] Don McMurdo
  1. Website: Australia dancing
    www.australiadancing.org
    Matching pages:
    View 133 matching archived pages
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.325)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.325)

  2. Website: Australian Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport : Media centre
    www.minister.dcita.gov.au
    Matching pages:
    View 11 matching archived pages
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.741)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.741)

  3. Website: No plain Jane
    noplain.wordpress.com
    Matching pages:
    View 8 matching archived pages
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.709)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.709)

  1. Among the awardees at the 2006 Australian Dance Awards: Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon of Sydney Dance Company.(Brief article)
    Dance Magazine
    [ Article : 2007 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.381)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.381)

  2. Public libraries and adult independent learners : a report / Vernon Smith with contributions by Janet Shuter and John Allred
    Smith, Vernon, 1942-
    [ Article : 1987 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Public libraries and adult independent learners : a report / Vernon Smith with contributions by Janet Shuter and John Allred
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.391)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.391)

  3. Stanford: Symphony No. 2 'Elegiac,' Clarinet Concerto. (Janet Hilton, Vernon Handley, Ulster Orchestra)
    Haller, Steven J
    American Record Guide
    [ Article : 1992 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.09)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.09)

  4. Williams: Ballads, Fairest of Stars, Symphony No. 2.(Janet Price, BBC Welsh Symphony, Vernon Handley, London Symphony, Charles Groves)
    Moore, David W
    American Record Guide
    [ Article : 1997 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.539)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.539)

  1. The giant jam sandwich / story and pictures by John Vernon Lord ; with verses by Janet Burroway
    Lord, John Vernon
    [ Book, Audio book : 1972-2011 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 39 libraries
    The giant jam sandwich / story and pictures by John Vernon Lord ; with verses by Janet Burroway
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.126)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.126)

  2. You don't say : how people communicate without speech / Vernon Pizer ; illustrated by Janet McCaffery
    McCaffery, Janet
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At Boer War Mem Lib
    You don't say : how people communicate without speech / Vernon Pizer ; illustrated by Janet McCaffery
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.299)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.299)

  3. U.S. trade secrets : theft mitigation strategy & assessments of targeting trends / edited by Janet C Baker, Vernon C Jones
    Baker, Janet C.
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    At UTS Lib
    U.S. trade secrets : theft mitigation strategy & assessments of targeting trends / edited by Janet C Baker, Vernon C Jones
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.25)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.25)

  4. The truck on the track. / Illustrated by John Vernon Lord
    Burroway, Janet
    [ Book : 1970-1971 ]
    At 9 libraries
    The truck on the track. / Illustrated by John Vernon Lord
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.816)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.816)

  1. Alice Brinton (Delta Phi Alpha); Jerry Clayton (Delta Phi Alpha); Larry Cunningham (Delta Phi Alpha); Diana Dick (Delta Phi Alpha); Sharon Doughty (Delta Phi Alpha); A.Harold Goodman (Delta Phi Alpha); George Hamm (Delta Phi Alpha); Rosalie Hamm (Del...
    Arizona State College at Flagstaff
    [ Unpublished ]
    View online
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.231)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.231)

  2. Ley family papers
    Ley, Thomas John, 1880-1947
    [ Unpublished : 1853-1956 ]
    At National Library
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.175)

    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.175)

  3. Taylor Family, John
    John Taylor Family
    [ Unpublished : 1833 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    Taylor Family, John
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.036)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.036)

  1. The giant jam sandwich / story and pictures by John Vernon Lord ; with verses by Janet Burroway
    Lord, John Vernon
    [ Book, Audio book : 1972-2011 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 39 libraries
    The giant jam sandwich / story and pictures by John Vernon Lord ; with verses by Janet Burroway
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.126)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5.126)

  2. Dance on. produced by Video Workshop for Dance and Theatre ; director, William Hohauser
    Dance Films Association
    [ Video : 1981-2010 ]
    Possibly online
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.962)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.962)

  3. Graeme Murphy celebrates 30 years of dance
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    Graeme Murphy celebrates 30 years of dance
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.885)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.885)

  4. Jupiter from "The planets" Gustav Holst
    Holst, Gustav, 1874-1934
    [ Printed music : 1924-2009 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content, [1 other]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.58)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.58)

  1. Armed and angry: militias.(American Survey)
    The Economist (US)
    [ Map, Photograph, Article : 1995 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.003)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.003)

  2. Carnival & circus booking guide.(Directory)
    Kendall, Jerry
    Amusement Business
    [ Map, Article : 1996 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.001)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.001)

  3. Sargent's truncated 'Triumph': art and religion at the Boston Public Library, 1890-1925. (painter John Singer Sargent)
    Promey, Sally M
    The Art Bulletin
    [ Poster, chart, other, Map, Article : 1997 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.001)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.001)