The Australian Ballet has announced that multi-award-winning choreographer Stephanie Lake will join the company in January 2024 as Resident Choreographer.

Lake has been a guest choreographer during The Australian Ballet On Tour 2023 season, having recently debuted her powerful work Circle Electric in Warragul. She replaces Alice Topp, who will step down from the role in December, at the end of her five-year tenure.

Stephanie Lake. Photo © Pedro Greig

Lake brings critically acclaimed experience to the role. As Artistic Director of Stephanie Lake Company, she has established herself as a visionary with major works which have been performed across Australia and toured internationally, including Colossus, MonstersReplica, Pile of Bones, Double Blind, DUAL, A Small Prometheus, AORTA and Mix Tape.

Her exuberant work Manifesto is currently playing in Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse after sell-out seasons around the country and in Germany.

Manifesto at RISING, June 2022. Photo © Sam Roberts and Roy Vandervegt.

Manifesto at RISING, June 2022. Photo © Sam Roberts and Roy Vandervegt

As Resident Choreographer, Lake will work with dancers on newly commissioned works for the...