Brooke Lockett began dancing at the age of three in her home town of Ballarat, studying classical ballet with Trudy and Lisa Harris. At the age of 13 she was accepted into The Australian Ballet School Junior Program; in 2002 she was accepted into the School’s full-time program and moved to Melbourne to pursue her training.
In 2004 and 2005, Brooke participated in The Dancers Company tour around regional Australia before joining The Australian Ballet in 2006. Since then she has had many on-stage highlights and has enjoyed many international tours with the company, including those to the UK, Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris and New York. In 2008 she was awarded the Khirtercs scholarship, which enabled her to experience the world of ballet on an international scale and develop herself as an artist. In 2012 Brooke was promoted to coryphée.
Brooke’s favorite part about being a Professional Ballerina:“My favorite thing about being a professional ballerina is performing on stage – it’s the fairy tale and the glamour. For me, when I’m in a tutu or a beautiful costume and I have my make up on and my hair done and I am on that stage and I hear music from the orchestra and I feel the lights and you feel this energy of darkness from the audience….there is something that comes over me….and there are no words to describe it. There is something about telling the story in movement.
Favorite Quote:“Courage is that quiet voice that says try again tomorrow”
Dancer Question: Katherine ~ “I’ve always wanted to dance in another country, do you have any advice on how to audition for a company outside of the U.S.?”
Brooke: “Go for it, there is no harm in trying. The best thing you can do is find out as much as you can about a company and find somewhere that suits what you do best and what you like. Persistence pays off!”