Vicki Attard

Pointe Specialist

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Vicki Attard

VICKI ATTARD joined The Australian Ballet in 1985 and became Principal Artiste in 1993. She joined Sydney Dance Company in 1989 season and rejoined The Australian Ballet in 1990.

Vicki performed all principal roles and many and varied leading roles during her 15 year career. Vicki retired in 1999, and immediately undertook and received a Graduate Diploma in Dance Instruction.

Early 2001 saw Vicki assisting Stanton Welch in re-staging Madame Butterfly with The National Ballet of Canada, then subsequently with Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet and Houston Ballet. Later in 2003 Vicki oversaw the final staging of Madame Butterfly for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and The Australian Ballet in 2011.

Vicki has instructed at Sydney institutions for 22 years and produced her own unique pointe programs, entitled ‘My Pointe’ and ‘My Beginner Pointe’, alongside Lisa Howell, which are all- encompassing programs designed for young dancers and dance teachers, covering safe dance practices and aesthetic components.

Vicki was appointed Interim Director of the Houston Ballet Academy by it’s company Director Mr. Stanton Welch AM, which she maintained for 3 years overseeing 1,000+ students, 7 full time faculty members as well as co-managing the second company HBII.

Vicki continues to instruct and adjudicate within Australia and abroad.

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