The company joins a long list of arts organisations and venues showing their support for same-sex marriage.

Last night The Australian Ballet reaffirmed their support for marriage equality after the opening of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland . Dancers from the company proudly held aloft heart shaped balloons and balloons spelling out the word “YES”, with many also carrying “YES” posters. Orchestra Victoria showed their support by playing Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, with the audience encouraged to take and share photos of the cast on social media.

The Australian Ballet in support of marriage equality. Photo © Wendell Teodoro. 

“The Australian Ballet has a long and proud history of embracing equality and diversity,” said Artistic Director David McAllister. “We support equal rights for all Australians. And so we yes ‘YES’ to marriage equality because we believe that love is love.”

The Australian Ballet has been regularly updating their social media accounts with messages of support and reminders to check enrolment ahead of the postal vote. The company are currently performing at Arts Centre Melbourne, which is lighting the Spire in rainbow colours this week to show...