Winners of the 2023 Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards

Congratulations to our 2023 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award winners.

The awards were created in 2003 to support the rising stars of The Australian Ballet, and many winners have gone on to become principal artists at the company. Learn more about the nominees.
Five of the rising star nominees from The Australian Ballet. Telstra logo shown next to Australian Ballet logo.

Lilla Harvey nominee video

Rising Star winner
Lilla Harvey

At only 21, Lilla is a deep thinker, and a dedicated and passionate dancer. She loves to explore contemporary movement and thrives off the energy from an audience to master her performances.

Meet Lilla. 2023 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee.

Footage: Lilla, a female ballet dancer, dances in a ballet class.

Footage: Lilla dances solo on stage in a blue dress.

Vote Lilla. 2023 Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards.

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People’s Choice winner
Isobelle Dashwood

Isobelle is down to earth, family oriented and an incredible talent. She exudes elegance and grace on the stage, and excels in all genres of dance. She is a third time nominee.

Isobelle Dashwood nominee video

Meet Isobelle. 2023 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee.

Footage: Isobelle, a female ballet dancer, dances with a partner in a ballet class.

Footage: Isobelle dances solo on stage in an orange dress.

Vote Isobelle. 2023 Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards.

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