With 2022 marking a decade of unprecedented expansion under Li Cunxin’s bold and ambitious leadership, Queensland Ballet is lifting the bar yet again.

The company has unveiled a season that augments its repertoire with one of ballet’s toughest dramatic challenges alongside contemporary world premieres, and also broadens its audience reach with two new venues.

The extension of Li’s contract as Artistic Director for another three years was also announced at the 2022 launch, with Li quipping, “No pressure… actually, the pressure has never gone off”. That’s because he sees his role as continuing to not just dream, but also build. “There are quite a few aspirational visionary projects still yet to be finished,” he explains. “There are quite a lot of exciting new works in the pipeline that I would personally like to see come to fruition. Some of the works are truly going to be incredibly exciting and world firsts. As a leader of this company the big question for me is just how do we sustain and consolidate the success we have achieved? We really want...