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Juliet
Burnett

dancer

Juliet Burnett is one of Australia's most recognised dancers, who also works as a writer and activist.

Juliet grew up in Sydney. Her parents enrolled her in the local ballet school at age 5 to see if there was latent dancing blood from her grandmother, who was the Sultan’s star dancer at his court in Jogjakarta. Juliet trained in classical ballet. She received a scholarship to further her study in London at The Royal Ballet School, but, feeling homesick, she returned to Australia where had been accepted into The Australian Ballet School. Upon graduation, Juliet was offered a contract with The Australian Ballet, where she began her career in 2003.

In 2015, after her final show as Giselle at the Sydney Opera House, Juliet left The Australian Ballet to become a freelance dancer. She performed in Australia and Indonesia and collaborating with a variety of dance and cross-disciplinary artists.

Since 2016 Juliet has been a First Soloist with Ballet Vlaanderen, where she has had new creations made for her by leading choreographers Édouard Lock and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In 2017 she has danced as Guest Artist with Dutch National Ballet, in Remi Wortmeyer's new creation, Passing Shadows.

Juliet has also been a guest ballet teacher around Australia and in Indonesia, for everyone from children to elite-level students to professional dancers to adult beginners.

Juliet Burnett is one of Australia's most recognised dancers, who also works as a writer and activist.

Juliet grew up in Sydney. Her parents enrolled her in the local ballet school at age 5 to see if there was latent dancing blood from her grandmother, who was the Sultan’s star dancer at his court in Jogjakarta. Juliet trained in classical ballet. She received a scholarship to further her study in London at The Royal Ballet School, but, feeling homesick, she returned to Australia where had been accepted into The Australian Ballet School. Upon graduation, Juliet was offered a contract with The Australian Ballet, where she began her career in 2003.

In 2015, after her final show as Giselle at the Sydney Opera House, Juliet left The Australian Ballet to become a freelance dancer. She performed in Australia and Indonesia and collaborating with a variety of dance and cross-disciplinary artists.

Since 2016 Juliet has been a First Soloist with Ballet Vlaanderen, where she has had new creations made for her by leading choreographers Édouard Lock and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In 2017 she has danced as Guest Artist with Dutch National Ballet, in Remi Wortmeyer's new creation, Passing Shadows.

Juliet has also been a guest ballet teacher around Australia and in Indonesia, for everyone from children to elite-level students to professional dancers to adult beginners.