Council wishes to acknowledge the passing of Lucette Aldous AC and pay
tribute to her impressive contribution to performing arts as an internationally
acclaimed ballet dancer and teacher.
Lucette was a dance luminary in Australia and overseas. Petite in stature and grand in gesture, she famously starred as Kitri
opposite ballet sensation Rudolf Nureyev in the 1973 film version of Don
Quixote for the Australian Ballet.
In 2018, she was awarded the Companion
of the Order of Australia (AC) for her eminent
service to the performing arts and to dance education as a mentor and role
model for young performers.
Her artistry was radiantly captured by
Sue Healey in her film work On View, Icons (2018).
Australia Council Arts Head of Dance Adrian Burnett said: “Lucette was internationally renowned for her humility, disciplined
work ethic and charismatic stage presence. She was a gifted artist and generous
coach, teacher and mentor to generations of Australian dancers.”
The Australia Council extends its deepest
sympathies to Lucette’s colleagues, friends and family.
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