2012 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet PNC
Fifty years ago, a government initiative and a cache of ready talent gave life to the Australian Ballet, which first performed in 1962. Still bringing cherished classics and ground-breaking new works to a diverse audience, its trademark versatility, technical excellence and warmth are executed with apparent effortlessness. Today with over 200 performances annually, the Australian Ballet is culturally rich, successfully bringing the art of ballet to many thousands of people globally. This coin presents a quintessential image of performance by the Australian Ballet and will have an audience appeal with the arts community and collectors of coins celebrating milestone events within our society.