David Hallberg’s first year as Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet has been challenging, to say the least, due to COVID, but he is full of passion and high expectations for 2022.
Deborah Jones is a writer specialising in dance, musical theatre and opera. She is National Dance Critic for The Australian newspaper and its Sydney music theatre critic. She is also Sydney correspondent for the London-based Opera magazine. She blogs at deborahjones.me.
Articles by Deborah Jones
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