Australian Ballet on Hamilton Island

pas de deux in paradise, 23 November 2013

The Australian Ballet is once again returning to qualia for an exclusive weekend of ‘pas de deux in paradise’ on Saturday 23 November 2013.

Now in its sixth year at qualia, this unique event provides the opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ with The Australian Ballet, while experiencing the absolute luxury of qualia.

Under a glittering sky with the Whitsunday Islands as their backdrop, The Australian Ballet will take to an open air stage to perform some of the ballet’s favourite pas de deux.

To reserve your weekend at qualia for pas de deux in paradise please telephone  1300 780 959  or book online

*Repertoire and attending artists is not yet confirmed

Weekend Itinerary

Friday 22 November 2013
At leisure

Saturday 23 November 2013
‘Behind the scenes’ experience with The Australian Ballet
pas de deux in paradise performance
Post performance black-tie dinner

pas de deux in paradise 2012

The 2012 pas de deux in paradise event marked the fifth anniversary of The Australian Ballet’s exclusive annual performances at qualia. Guests were once again delighted as four of the company’s leading dancers – Principal artists Adam Bull, Lana Jones and Amber Scott, and senior artist Rudy Hawkes took to the outdoor stage set under a moon-lit Whitsundays sky.

Performing excerpts from some of ballet’s most loved works including After the Rain ©, Giselle, Manon and Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake guests were treated to another outstanding performance by one of the world’s leading dance companies.

Emceed by well-known TV presenter, Catriona Rowntree, the weekend provided guests not only with the opportunity to see a rare and intimate performance but also gain an insight into the life of a ballet dancer.

The weekend began with an intimate welcome dinner in the Long Pavilion prepared by qualia Executive Chef Alastair Waddell. Dancers of The Australian Ballet dined with guests and featured in an intimate q&a session designed to provide guests with a deeper understanding of what a dancer’s every-day life entails. The following morning, the behind the scenes journey continued as guests were welcomed to participate in ‘Morning Barre’. Rarely seen by the public, guests looked on in awe as Artistic Director David McAllister coached the dancers through their morning warm up as a prelude to the evening’s showpiece performance.