World-class review of ballet and dance.
On our first episode of season three, I'm speaking with the former principal dancer of the Australian Ballet, the much loved Adam Bull. Adam grew up in outer Melbourne and by a stroke of luck, his primary school teacher at his local school suggested he try dance. He did, and it became a love affair that has lasted a lifetime. By the time he was a teenager, he was training under Brian Nolan at Dance World 3 0 1 before joining the Australian Ballet School and then being accepted straight into the Australian Ballet. In this wonderful interview recorded just five days before Adam's final performance in Melbourne. Adam reflects on his career, he speaks of his early life growing up, dancing, joining the company, and of course making principal. But we also talk about more about love, about his onstage relationship with Amber Scott, his thoughts on marriage and what it feels like to dance for the national company for 22 years.
Claudia Lawson is a dance critic based in Sydney, Australia, writing regularly for ABC Radio National, ABC Arts, and Fjord Review. After graduating with degrees in Law and Forensic Science, Claudia worked as a media lawyer for the ABC, FOXTEL and the BBC in London, where she also co-founded Street Sessions dance company. Returning to Sydney, Claudia studied medicine and now works as a doctor. She is the host of the award-winning Talking Pointes Podcast.