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Queensland Ballet has appointed Leanne Benjamin AM OBE as its new Artistic Director. This is a homecoming for Benjamin, a Queenslander who was named Australian of the Year in the UK 2023 and has been a vibrant voice in ballet, vocational development, advocacy and governance on the world stage for many years.

Benjamin will be the sixth Artistic Director to take the helm at Queensland Ballet and the first woman to assume the role.

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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