Welch, Stanton (1969-)

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Stanton Welch began his dance training in 1986 at the relatively late age of 16. He was taught initially at the dance school run by his parents, the renowned Australian dancers Marilyn Jones and Garth Welch. He then spent a year as a scholarship student at San Francisco Ballet School before being accepted into the Australian Ballet in 1989 where he rose to the rank of leading soloist. With the Australian Ballet his solo roles included the Adolescent in Beyond Twelve, Alan Strang in Equus, the Blue Boy in Songs of a Wayfarer, the Man in Four Last Songs, two roles in Return to a Strange Land, Des Grieux in Manon, two roles in The Competition, Camille in The Merry Widow and Lensky in Onegin.

Welch's choreographic abilities surfaced early with his first piece, Hades, during the first year of his dance training. It won a collection of eisteddfod prizes, was bought by the Queensland Youth Ballet and was praised by Maina Gielgud, then artistic director of the Australian Ballet. In 1990 he received his first choreographic commission, which resulted in A Time to Dance for the Dancers Company of the Australian Ballet. Of Blessed Memory for the Australian Ballet followed in 1991 and by 1995 Welch had been appointed a resident choreographer with the Australian Ballet, a position which he continues to hold. His first evening-length work, Madame Butterfly, originally made for the Australian Ballet in 1995, has been staged by a number of other companies including Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Singapore Dance Theatre and Royal New Zealand Ballet. Shorter works created for the Australian Ballet include Corroboree (1995) made for the UNited We Dance program to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations charter, Divergence (1994), Red Earth (1996), and Velocity (2003). His other full length works created on the Australian Ballet are Cinderella (1997) and Sleeping Beauty (2005), both designed by Kristian Fredrikson. Welch has also made numerous works for international companies including American Ballet Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Tulsa Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and Colorado Ballet and has worked in Moscow with Nina Ananiashvili and principals of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Following a short period of time as artistic associate with BalletMet Columbus, Ohio, Welch was appointed artistic director of Houston Ballet and took up his appointment in 2003. The website of the Houston Ballet contains a comprehensive list of Welch's choreographic repertoire.

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  1. Interview with Stanton Welch, dancer, choreographer / interviewer, Michelle Potter
    Welch, Stanton, 1969-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.367)

  2. Miranda Coney in Stanton Welch's "Three of us", The Australian Ballet, November 1990 / Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1990 ]
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    Miranda Coney in Stanton Welch's "Three of us", The Australian Ballet, November 1990 / Don McMurdo
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.603)

  3. Collection of photographs of Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", The Australian Ballet, 1995 / Marty Sohl
    Sohl, Marty, 1947-
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    Collection of photographs of Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", The Australian Ballet, 1995 / Marty Sohl
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  4. Miranda Coney in Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", 1995 / Marty Sohl
    Sohl, Marty, 1947-
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    Miranda Coney in Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", 1995 / Marty Sohl
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  5. Damien Welch with Justine Summers and Vicki Attard in "Divergence", the Australian Ballet, 1994 / Jim McFarlane
    McFarlane, Jim, 1955-
    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
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    Damien Welch with Justine Summers and Vicki Attard in "Divergence", the Australian Ballet, 1994 / Jim McFarlane
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  6. Steven Heathcote and Justine Summers in Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", The Australian Ballet, 1995 / Marty Sohl
    Sohl, Marty, 1947-
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    Steven Heathcote and Justine Summers in Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", The Australian Ballet, 1995 / Marty Sohl
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.698)

  7. Steven Heathcote, Miranda Coney and Geon Van der Wyst in Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", The Australian Ballet, 1995 / Marty Sohl
    Sohl, Marty, 1947-
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    Steven Heathcote, Miranda Coney and Geon Van der Wyst in Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", The Australian Ballet, 1995 / Marty Sohl
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  8. Justine Summers and Steven Heathcote in Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", 1995 / Marty Sohl
    Sohl, Marty, 1947-
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    Justine Summers and Steven Heathcote in Stanton Welch's "Corroboree", 1995 / Marty Sohl
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.672)

  9. Robert Curran and Madeleine Eastoe in a study for The Australian Ballet's production of Stanton Welch's "Divergence", 2001 / Jeff Busby
    Busby, Jeff, 1952-
    [ Photograph : 2001 ]
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    Robert Curran and Madeleine Eastoe in a study for The Australian Ballet's production of Stanton Welch's "Divergence", 2001 / Jeff Busby
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  10. [Greg Horsman and Miranda Coney in Three of Us Gala, the Australian Ballet, November 1990] Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1990 ]
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    [Greg Horsman and Miranda Coney in Three of Us Gala, the Australian Ballet, November 1990] Don McMurdo
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  1. Interview with Stanton Welch, dancer, choreographer / interviewer, Michelle Potter
    Welch, Stanton, 1969-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.011)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.011)

  2. Miranda Coney in Stanton Welch's "Three of us", The Australian Ballet, November 1990 / Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1990 ]
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    Miranda Coney in Stanton Welch's "Three of us", The Australian Ballet, November 1990 / Don McMurdo
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.377)

  3. Stanton Welch, 1995 / Jim McFarlane
    McFarlane, Jim, 1955-
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    Stanton Welch, 1995 / Jim McFarlane
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  4. Portrait of Stanton Welch, Melbourne, 1995 / Lynkushka
    Lynkushka, Angela, 1947-
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    Portrait of Stanton Welch, Melbourne, 1995 / Lynkushka
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  5. Dancers Marilyn Jones and Stanten Welch, Sydney, ca. 1990s / Lorrie Graham
    Graham, Lorrie
    [ Photograph : 1990 ]
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    Dancers Marilyn Jones and Stanten Welch, Sydney, ca. 1990s / Lorrie Graham
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  6. Stanton Welch and dancers from the Australian Ballet, with Justine Summers at right, 1995 / Lynkushka
    Lynkushka, Angela, 1947-
    [ Photograph : 1995 ]
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    Stanton Welch and dancers from the Australian Ballet, with Justine Summers at right, 1995 / Lynkushka
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  7. [Portrait of Stanton Welch as Alan Strang in Equus, Australian Ballet triple bill program, April, 1991] Don McMurdo
    McMurdo, Don, 1930-2001
    [ Photograph : 1991 ]
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    [Portrait of Stanton Welch as Alan Strang in Equus, Australian Ballet triple bill program, April, 1991] Don McMurdo
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  8. Tampering with tradition / by Katrina Douglas
    Douglas, Katrina
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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  9. Paris Match / The Australian Ballet
    Australian Ballet
    [ Poster, chart, other : 2011 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Australian Ballet
    ... Dance Company. In 1995 Maina Gielgud appointed Stanton Welch and Stephen Baynes ...
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  2. Jones, Marilyn Fay (1940-)
    ... Welch and they had two sons, Stanton and Damien, who also became dancers. She danced with the Australian ...
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  1. Divergence (1994 - )
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    Choreographed by Stanton Welch on twenty dancers of the Australian Ballet, Divergence premiered in Melbourne on 1 September 1994. With costumes by Vanessa Leyonhjelm, set by Ben Anderson a...

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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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  3. Cinderella (Australian context)
    Cinderella (Australian context)
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    The Cinderella fairytale written by Charles Perrault in 1697 has been portrayed on the Australian stage in a variety of ballets. Fokine's Cendril...

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  1. OBITUARY MRS. CHARLIE WELCH
    Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 - 1962) Thursday 12 December 1957 p 8 Article
    ... OBITUARY MRS. CHARLIE WELCH The death occurred last Saturday of Mrs. Hope Welch, of 518 High Street ... , Penrith. The late Mrs. Welch was born at Wahroonga, 66 years ago. She came to the district with her ... 394 words
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  2. ENTERTAINMENTS. JOSEPHINE STANTON CO.
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    ... ENTERTAINMENTS.     JOSEPHINE STANTON CO. The production by the above company of such an ... their lighter pro ductions. 'Maritana' was naturally embodied in Miss Josephine Stanton, who sang with ... 1649 words
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  3. No welching in Stanton's company
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    ... No welching in Stanton's company Stanton Welch, the choreographer of Madame Butterfly, looks on ... from the wings of the Canberra Theatre during rehearsals. By ROBERT MACKLIN, Arts Editor Stanton Welch ... 353 words
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  2. [Welch, Stanton (choreographer) : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
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  3. Historical Faculty Files
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  1. Blaxland : Crown Lands auction sale : on the ground, Saturday, 11th June 1960 at 2 p.m. / compiled, drawn & printed at the Department of Lands ; auctioneer C.J. Welch Pty Ltd, 518 High St., Penrith
    New South Wales. Dept. of Lands
    [ Map : 1960 ]
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  2. The Higher Pitts mine, Mendip Hills, Somerset, England
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  3. Phylogeny and evolution of parthenogenetic weevils of the Aramigus tessellatus species complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Naupactini): evidence from mitochondrial DNA sequences
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  1. Attunement to higher vibrational living / Sonia Choquette and Mark Stanton Welch
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  2. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come / by John Bunyan
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  3. Subway surfing [all songs by M. Beckerman, J. Stanton, M. Welch]
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  3. Addresses in memory of Ranson Bethune Welch, D.D., LL.D., professor of Christian theology in Auburn Theological Seminary, delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, Auburn, N.Y., November 11, 1890
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  4. Religion in America / David Haugen and Susan Musser, book editors
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  1. The leaping butterfly. -Stanton Welch-
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  2. Choreographer on the Move.(Stanton Welch )
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