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Leanne Benjamin, outside Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 2006 [picture] / Jason Bell
Bib ID 3970473
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Bell, Jason, 1969-
 
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Description 2006 
1 photograph : col. ; image 40.6 x 30.4 cm., on sheet 48.2 x 32.9 cm. 
Biography/History

Leanne Benjamin was born in Rockhampton, Australia, 1964. She trained with Valeri Hansen in Queensland until the age of sixteen when she was accepted by the Royal Ballet Upper School in London. While at the school she won the 'Adeline Genee Gold Medal' (1980) and 'Prix de Lausanne' (1981). In 1983 she joined the 'Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet' and her repertoire included the principal roles in 'Swan lake' and 'Giselle'. In 1988 she joined London Festival Ballet as a principal, her roles included 'Juliet' and 'Livia' in 'Romeo and Juliet' and the lead in 'The Nutcracker'. Benjamin has made many appearances with leading companies, including the Australian Ballet in 1988, dancing the pas de deux from 'La Fille mal gardee' in their bicentennial celebrations. In 1993, she was promoted to the rank of principal after making her Royal Ballet debut as Odette/Odile in 'Swan Lake'. She has also been a principal with the 'English National Ballet' and 'Deutsche Opera Ballet'.

Notes

Title from caption list supplied by photographer.

Published in: Royal Opera House, Summer Season 2007, United Kingdom. (front cover)

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn3970473

Source of Acquisition Purchased from the photographer via Soho Management (U.K.) 
Subjects Benjamin, Leanne, - 1964- - Portraits.  |  Ballerinas - Australia - Portraits.
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