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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  1. The Sentimental Bloke (1952 - )
    The Sentimental Bloke (1952 - )
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    Laurel Martyn created The Sentimental Bloke for her company, Ballet Guild, in 1952. It premiered in Melbourne at Ballet Guild's Studio Theatre, 420 Bourke Street, on 14 March with Martyn a...

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  2. Nutcracker (Australian context)
    Nutcracker (Australian context)
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    The first production of Nutcracker by an Australian company was staged by Laurel Martyn and Alison Lee for Ballet Guild in 1953. This two-act version designed by Leonard French featured Ma...

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  3. Of Blessed Memory (1991 - )
    Of Blessed Memory (1991 - )
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    Of Blessed Memory received its world premiere performance at the State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne on 18 October 1991. Given the subtitle Beatae Memoriae it was chor...

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  2. Australian Ballet
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  3. Burnett, Adrian
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on David McAllister, dancer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  2. McAllister, Kenneth Fielding Photograph Collection
    Kenneth Fielding McAllister
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  3. MS-022: David McConaughy Papers; MS-022: David McConaughy Papers;David McConaughy Collection;McConaughy Collection;McConaughy Papers
    M'Conaughy, D. (David), b. 1823
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    MS-022: David McConaughy Papers; MS-022: David McConaughy Papers;David McConaughy Collection;McConaughy Collection;McConaughy Papers
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  1. Aussie bites
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  2. From custody to community : throughcare for young offenders / David McAllister, A. Keith Bottomley, Alison Leibling [i.e. Liebling]
    McAllister, David, 1962-
    [ Book : 1992 ]
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  3. The Australian electoral system : origins, variations and consequences / David M. Farrell and Ian McAllister
    Farrell, David M., 1960-
    [ Book : 2005-2006 ]
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    The Australian electoral system : origins, variations and consequences / David M. Farrell and Ian McAllister
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  4. Bodywise : discover a deeper connection with your body / The Australian Ballet ; foreword by David McAllister
    McAllister, David (David Graeme), 1963-
    [ Book : 2005 ]
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  1. [Fiona Tonkin as Pigtails and David...
    McMurdo, Don, 1...
    [ Photograph : 1990 ]
    [Fiona Tonkin as Pigtails and David McAllister in the Australian Ballet performance of Graduation ball, May 1990] Don McMurdo
  2. David McAllister / Sue Adler
    Adler, Sue (Sus...
    [ Photograph : 2001 ]
    David McAllister / Sue Adler
  3. David McAllister, 1999 / Greg Barre...
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  4. Vicki Attard and David Mcallister i...
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    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
    Vicki Attard and David Mcallister in Graeme Murphy's Nutcracker, 1994 / Jim McFarlane
  5. David McAllister and Elizabeth Tooh...
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    [ Photograph : 1984 ]
    David McAllister and Elizabeth Toohey as the Bluebirds in the Australian Ballet production of 'The sleeping beauty' 1984 / Walter Stringer
  6. [Rebecca Yates and David McAllister...
    McMurdo, Don, 1...
    [ Photograph : 1992 ]
    [Rebecca Yates and David McAllister in the peasant pas de deux of the Australian Ballet performance of Giselle, Act I, March 1992] Don McMurdo
  1. 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
    Lea, Robert N.,creator
    [ Map : 1999 ]
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  2. Functional organization of stream fish assemblages in relation to hydrological variability
    Poff, N. LeRoy; Allan, J. David
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  3. Postglacial range fluctuation, genetic subdivision and speciation in the western North American spotted frog complex, Rana pretiosa
    Green, David M; Sharbel, Timothy F; Kearsley, Jennifer; Kaiser, Hinrich
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  1. David Graeme McAllister interviewed by Michelle Potter
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  3. Unspoken / Sam Hayes
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  4. Kidnapped / Robert Louis Stevenson
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  1. Website: Australia dancing
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  2. Website: National Library of Australia gateways
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  3. Website: Behind Ballet
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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.]
    McAllister, David
    Meanjin (Melbourne)
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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  3. Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications
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  4. The Cambridge handbook of social sciences in Australia / edited by Ian McAllister, Steve Dowrick, Riaz Hassan
    Hassan, Riaz
    [ Book, Article : 2003-2011 ]
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  1. Family Notices
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wednesday 26 July 1967 p 25 Family Notices
    ... Banks of Adelaide. KING-McALLISTER. - Mr and Mrs D. McAllister of Kent St, Deakin, have plea plea- sure in announcing the en en- gagement of their daughter Laurene to David King of Red Hill, eldest son ... 1963. Gone from us your smiling face, Those cheerful happy days, The heart that won so many friends In ... 485 words
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  2. Family Notices
    Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Thursday 21 May 1953 p 4 Family Notices
    ... Turner), a son, David Stewart Andrew, at Lady Goodwin on 19th May. DEATHS NOTICE PETERSEN, Stephene: Infant Daugh- ter of Mr and Mrs Henry Petersen, McAllister Street, Park Avenue, Rockhampton, at ... 18th May, 1953. ROLL OF HONOUR HOLMES.-In loving memory of our dear Son Glad, believed killed ... 342 words
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  3. Family Notices
    Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Monday 8 October 1923 p 4 Family Notices
    ... IN MEMORIAM. , MCALLISTER-In affectionate reinem- ' braticc of 'Gunner David H. J. ' Mc-' " Allister, who died at Rouen Hospital, 8th October, 1918, from wounds rc-; ' ceived Whilst, in action at Jeancourt. (Inserfed by his parents, sisters and brothers.) * ... 43 words
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