Chris Bath Podcast With Australian Ballerina Robyn Hendricks

Chris Bath and Robyn Hendrick

Chris Bath

Nov 09, 2016

As principal artist of The Australian Ballet, Robyn Hendricks brings the world’s classic fairytales to life with a grace and presence few dancers can match.
But in many ways, the most riveting fable is how this South African-born superstar came to be centre stage in the first place.
If it wasn’t for her canny grandfather, she may well have followed the rest of her family into academia.
Observing that Robyn loved nothing more than to dance on her toes every chance she got, he encouraged her to attend ballet classes at the relatively late age of eight.
That was a big change of pace for the sports-loving Robyn in rugby and soccer-mad South Africa.
But after just a few challenging years of fast-tracking her induction to the art, Robyn’s close-knit family was waving her off to chase her dancing dreams in Australia.
She joined The Australian Ballet in 2005; she was promoted to soloist in 2011, to senior artist in 2016, and to principal artist the same year.
“Over her time with The Australian Ballet, Robyn has honed her ability and grown into an artist of great intelligence and beauty,” says artistic director David McAllister.
Robyn Hendrick
Robyn Hendricks
“It is always a joy to see a dancer who has worked tirelessly to achieve their potential be elevated to the highest position.”
In first of The Carousel’s inspirational women podcast series, Robyn shares the secrets to her success, how she overcame career-threatening injury, and how a real-life ballet romance has helped inspire her to the top.

To view in iTunes, click here.

Robyn Hendricks as the Black Swan
Robyn Hendricks as the Black Swan. Pictures by Lynette Wills.

You can watch Robyn perform in the latest Australian Ballet production Nijinsky in Sydney from now until November 28, 2016, and Coppélia from early December, 2016.



Tune in for our next Chris Bath Inspirational Women podcast  series with Gill Hicks on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

London Bombing Survivor Gill Hicks
London Bombing Survivor Gill Hicks

The following podcasts will be with Lyndey Milan, Jan Logan, Taryn Williams and Alexx Stuart.

Chris Bath’s Inspiring Interview With Leading Australian Ballerina, Robyn Hendricks 

Chris Bath’s Exclusive Interview With Lyndey Milan

Chris Bath Interviews London Bombing Survivor Gill Hicks

Chris Bath Interviews WINK Model Boss Taryn Williams

Chris Bath Interview Low Tox Founder Alexx Stuart


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Chris Bath

Chris Bath is an award-winning TV presenter and journalist and an icon of Australian news and current affairs. From reading News to assignments abroad including East Timor, Bali, Gallipoli, Royal weddings and various Olympics, to interviewing politicians as Channel 10’s News reader, hosting, to anchoring breaking news events and tangoing to ACDC under a mirror ball on Dancing with the Stars, Chris Bath is a legend of the Australian small screen.



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