Olivia Bell

(b. 1978)

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(b Newcastle, NSW, 23 Jun. 1978)

Australian dancer. She studied locally, at the Australian Ballet School and for a year at the Paris Opera School, 1995. In the same year she joined Australian Ballet, and despite taking two years out (1997–9) was promoted to principal in 2007. A commanding stage presence, with a polished classical style, she has danced ballerina roles across the repertory, including works by Wheeldon, Robbins, Kylián, MacMillan, and Forsythe.

Subjects: Dance.

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