Craig Cathcart

Craig began ballet training in the Cecchetti method at five years of age with Julianne Allcorn. From 1990-1995, he attended the College to further develop his classical skills, and in 1996 he was invited to study at The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. From 1999-2006 he was a member of The Australian Ballet before joining the Norwegian National Ballet in 2007.

He has danced the Prince in The Nutcracker, the Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty, the pas de trois in Swan Lake, Carlotta Grisi in Pas de Quatre and the Hilarion/Peasant pas de deux in Giselle. He has also danced in more recent works such as Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements, Forsythe’s The Second Detail and Limb’s Theorem, Tetley’s The Rite of Spring, Wheeldon’s The Christening Suite and Kylián’s Symphony of Psalms and 27’52”. He has had roles created specifically for him by the choreographers Boyadjiev and Øyen.

Craig attained his Graduate Certificate of Arts and Entertainment Management online through Deakin University in Melbourne in the last three years of his dancing career. Since retiring from dance in 2014, Craig moved back to Australia and began his teacher training in the Cecchetti method.

In April 2015, at the invitation of Li Cunxin, Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet, Craig successfully applied for the position as Company Manager.