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Lisa Maree Edwards
Lisa began training at age 5 at The Dance Academy in her hometown of Dubbo, NSW. She graduated from The Australian Ballet school in 1999 and pursued work in Europe.
During her 4 years overseas Lisa danced with the Stadttheater St Gallen Switzerland, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau and Stadttheater Koblenz and toured through Germany, to Cuba and Croatia. Whilst in Germany Lisa auditioned for Queensland Ballet Company in Hamburg and moved back to Australia to join QB under the direction of Francois Klaus in 2004.
Lisa was promoted to Soloist in 2013 during Li Cunxin’s first season as Director with Queensland Ballet and is now Senior Soloist. Lisa also plays an active part teaching for QB’s Adopt a dancer, Summer School, Audition Experience Day and Workshops.
She received Dancer to Watch in Dance Australia’s Critic Survey in 2014 and 2016.
Face of the It’s Live Queensland Tourism campaign.
Artist of the Year at The Dream Festival in 2016.
Received her Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy in 2017.
Repertoire highlights in works from Francois Klaus include:
Lilac Fairy - Sleeping Beauty
Hermia - A Midsummer Nights Dream
Michaela - Carmen
Lady Capulet- Romeo and Juliet
Big Swans - Swan Lake
Working with choreographers Gareth Belling, Nils Christie, Mario Schroeder and touring throughout Europe and Asia.
More recently :
Cinderella, Fairy Godmother and Summer Fairy - Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella.
Giselle and Myrtha in Ai-Gul Gaisina’s Giselle.
Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and Arabian Pas de deux in Ben Stevenson’s Nutcracker.
The Sylph and Lead Sylph in Peter Shaufuss’ La Sylphide.
Fairy of Beauty, Grace and Wisdom in Greg Horsman’s Sleeping Beauty.
Helena and Cobweb in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Big Swans, Czardas Princess in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake.
Edith ( Gamzatti ) and 3rd solo shade in Greg Horsman’s La Bayadere.