Ballerina Ella Havelka
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Swan Lake inspiration for trail-blazing ballerina

by Tony Barrass in DANCE

Ella Havelka was seven years old when her mother played her an old VHS recording of a performance of Swan Lake, unknowingly setting her on a course to become the first Indigenous ballerina in the 50-year history of the Australian Ballet. “She went to the library one day and must have been looking at different things on the shelves and [...]


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