Job Details


May 24, 2024



Closing Date

Jun 30, 2024

Contact Name

Vanessa Duscio

Contact Email Address

The Australian Ballet

Director of Production


The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s leading national ballet companies and a globally recognised Australian major performing arts organisation with an annual turnover of $70 million and 270 staff.

Each year the company presents upwards of 220 performances through its main stage seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth along with public programs, special events, an extensive regional tour, a Children’s Ballet and Education programs and regular overseas tours. Led by Artistic Director David Hallberg, the Company moves effortlessly between the great classical works and the best of contemporary dance, including new commissions from both home and abroad.

The Director of Production is a pivotal role responsible for leading all aspects of The Australian Ballet’s productions including planning seasons across future years, annual budgeting, new show builds, delivery of seasons, effective communication and team management.

This role oversees all aspects of the Production, Technical, Costume and Production Centre teams, cultivating creativity, mutual respect and excellence across the stage, workshops and studios.

Reporting to the Executive Director Lissa Twomey, this Executive Leadership team role contributes to the delivery of strategic business initiatives. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in technical and production areas of performing arts, including an understanding of national and international industry best practice. Strong project management and leadership skills with proven experience of leading specialist teams, alongside astute financial management and modelling, is essential.

With a recent renewal at both Executive and Board levels, the national ballet company is poised for a transformative phase in its history, promising significant impact and ambition in the years ahead in line with the Strategic Plan 2024-2027.


For a detailed Job profile, download the Candidate Pack here, including Key Selection Criteria and instructions on how to apply.

Applications close Sunday 30 June 2024.

The Australian Ballet expects to conduct interviews in July.

For further information contact Vanessa Duscio on 0409 977 312 or, or Richard Evans at REA Consulting on 0417 336 507 or 

All enquiries are treated confidentially.


This is a full-time position located in Melbourne/Naarm, Victoria, however involves some touring requirements.

The Australian Ballet encourages and welcomes applications from people with disability, the LGBTQI+ communities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


The contract is an initial 3 years, and may be extended by mutual agreement. One-off relocation package to be negotiated as required.

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