McAllister, David (1963-)

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David McAllister became artistic director of the Australian Ballet in July 2001 following a distinguished career as a dancer with the company. Born in Perth he trained first with Evelyn Hodgkinson and then at the Australian Ballet School. He joined the Australian Ballet in 1983 and was promoted to principal artist in 1989. His major roles have included those in Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille mal gardee, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The Sentimental Bloke, Coppelia, Manon, La Sylphide, Sinfonietta and Stepping Stones. As a dancer with the Australian Ballet he worked for two artistic directors of the company, Maina Gielgud and Ross Stretton.

As a dancer McAllister was known for his strong stage presence and clear, sound technique. He forged a memorable partnership as a young dancer with Elizabeth Toohey with whom he danced at the Fifth International Ballet Competition in Moscow in 1985. Later his partnerships with Fiona Tonkin and with Vicki Attard were much admired. He has appeared as guest artist with the Bolshoi Ballet, the Kirov Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada and has been guest teacher for the Australian Ballet School, the Dancers Company, the Royal Academy of Dance, the Cecchetti Society and the Australian Institute of Classical Dance.

Early in his term as artistic director McAllister commissioned Graeme Murphy to create a new production of Swan Lake for the Australian Ballet, which premiered in 2002 during McAllister's first full year as artistic director. In 2002 he was also responsible for staging the Australian Ballet's fortieth anniversary program Beyond Forty. McAllister returned to the stage in the Australian Ballet's 2004 season of La Fille mal gardee dancing the role of the Widow Simone. In the 2004 Australia Day honours list McAllister was awarded an AM - Member of the Order of Australia - for services to ballet.

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    Vicki Attard and David Mcallister in Graeme Murphy's Nutcracker, 1994 / Jim McFarlane
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    David McAllister and Elizabeth Toohey as the Bluebirds in the Australian Ballet production of 'The sleeping beauty' 1984 / Walter Stringer
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on David McAllister, dancer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  2. Papers relating to No. 3554b Private D. McAllister, 10th Battalion
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  3. McAllister, Kenneth Fielding Photograph Collection
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  2. Bodywise : discover a deeper connection with your body / The Australian Ballet ; foreword by David McAllister
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  2. Biological aspects of nearshore rockfishes of the genus sebastes from Central California with notes on ecological related sport fishes; Rockfish, biological aspects; Biological aspects of rockfishes
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  2. Flight of the mind [Interview with artistic director of the Australian Ballet David McAllister by Garner, Helen. Paper in: Beautiful Minds.]
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  1. FLETCHER v McALLISTER.
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  2. OBITUARY DONALD MC.ALLISTER
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  3. Death of Gnr. D. McAllister.
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    ... son, Gunner David McAllister, died from wounds on the 7th October, in France, after 3 years' service ... Death of Gnr. D. McAllister. Mr. and Mrs. John McAlister, Ir-vinebank, have been advised that their ... 164 words
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  1. CHANGES OF DESIGNATIONS
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  2. IN the matter of the estates of the undermentioned deceased
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  3. APPOINTMENTS Department of the Attorney-General and of Justice
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