On the move: Latest sector appointments

Chief Conductor to leave Australian Ballet, ADT farewells longest-serving dancer, Little Red Company appoints inaugural Executive Director, and more.

Nicolette Fraillon, world-renowned Chief Conductor and Music Director of The Australian Ballet and Artistic Director of Orchestra Victoria, has decided to descend from the podium in 2022, with final farewell performances in The Australian Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet seasons in Melbourne (October) and Sydney (December).

Fraillon has had a distinguished career as one of the longest serving Chief Conductors in Australia’s orchestral history and The Australian Ballet and Orchestra Victoria plan to pay tribute to her over the coming year.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts