David Hallberg, the new Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, has many exciting plans for the company, one of which is to expand and enhance its international profile.

To that end, he has overseen the introduction of a new virtual platform called Live on Ballet TV, which will make digital ‘front row seats’ available to audiences around the world so they can tune into an Australian Ballet production from the comfort of their own home.

David Hallberg with the principal dancers of The Australian Ballet. Photograph © Pierre Toussaint

“I wish I had the opportunity as a young dancer to see my ballet heroes performing live from my house. That’s what excites me about Live on Ballet TV; we can now bring live performance into all communities around Australia and the world,” said Hallberg when announcing the initiative.

The new digital program will get underway on 28 February with a livestream of TAB’s first production for 2021, Summertime at the Ballet. Exclusive to Melbourne, the gala event – which will be performed at the Margaret Court Arena, 25 –28 February – marks the...