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Adam Thurlow

Part-time Lecturer



Advanced Diploma of Dance (with Honours and Dux of the School)
The Australian Ballet School


Adam Thurlow was born in Melbourne, and trained at the Lorraine Blackburn School of Dance and the Australian Ballet School.

Adam’s professional career began with the Australian Ballet under the direction of Ross Stretton, where he performed many soloist and principal roles. He was promoted to the rank of soloist after only two years. In 2002, Adam joined the English National Ballet as a soloist, dancing many lead classical and contemporary roles. In 2003, he became the first and only Australian to join the Opera National de Paris where he worked with many of the world’s top choreographers. In August 2006, Adam returned to the Australian Ballet and was also made a Principal of Melbourne Ballet Company, before leaving for a freelance career in 2008.

Throughout his career he has worked with some of the world’s leading dancers, choreographers and artistic figures, including Kenneth McMillan, Maurice Bejart, Rudolph Nureyev, George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins, John Cranko, Christopher Wheeldon, Nacho Duato, Pina Bausch, Graeme Murphy, Stanton Welch, Stephen Baynes, Glen Tetley, Harold Lander, Nicholas Fonte, Sir Peter Wright and Paul Taylor.