Sharni Spencer

Soloist, The Australian Ballet The Australian Ballet website

Sharni Spencer was born in Lismore NSW and grew up in Tamworth and Newcastle. She began dance classes when she was three years old and studied at Sally Kefts School of Dance and Marie Walton Mahon Dance Academy before joining New Zealand School of Dance. Sharni joined The Australian Ballet at the beginning of 2008 and was promoted to coryphée in 2012. She was the recipient of the Khitercs Hirai Foundation Scholarship in 2012, and used it to spend three months rehearsing and performing Giselle with Dutch National Ballet. She was promoted to soloist in 2017.

Sharni will be collaborating with artist James Jean on an unprecedented Tilt brush piece of art at Semi Permanent Sydney.

Repertoire highlights

  • The Countess in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake 2016
  • "White Couple" in Jiří Kylián's Forgotten Land 2016
  • Fourth Movement Soloist in George Balanchine's Symphony in C 2016
  • The Fairy of Generosity in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty 2015
  • Lead Wili in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 2015
  • Cygnet in Graeme Murphy’s and Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2012 - 2015
  • Soloist in Paquita 2013
  • Stephen Baynes' Requiem 2011
Semi Permanent Sydney 2017, May 25 - 28

Sydney 2017

A festival of talks, exhibitions, installations, innovations labs, workshops, parties and networking opportunities - May 25 - 27
Tilt Brush

Painting in Virtual Reality with Tilt Brush

"Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless."

Integrating Technology into your craft

With help from the Google VR, we'll explore ways to embrace new technologies into our design, art and storytelling

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