The Australia Council for the Arts wishes to acknowledge
the passing of Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE, and recognise her significant
contribution to ballet, dance education and cultural life in Australia.
Dame Margaret was the founding director of The Australian
Ballet School and guided its development for almost three decades. Australia
Council Arts Practice Director for Dance Adrian Burnett acknowledged her work in
championing Australian choreographers through the school, many of whom went on
to become some of the nation’s leading artists.
“I was lucky enough to be a student at The Australian
Ballet School during her tenure and her warmth, generosity and vision for dance
in Australia left a lasting impression - her extraordinary legacy is a rare and
treasured gift,” he said.
The Australia Council extends its deepest sympathies to
her family, friends and colleagues. Read more
about Dame Margaret's extraordinary career.
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