Sharni Spencer

Soloist ∙ The Australian Ballet

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