Our Tour Leaders
All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.
Donna’s association with ballet began before she was born! Her grandmother worked at the iconic J.C. Williamson’s Theatre, and her mother took ballet lessons at Edouard Borovansky’s ballet school from renowned ballerina of her era, Ms Edna Busse. Donna worked at The Australian Ballet between 2004 and 2016 where her various roles included media relations, coordinating the education and public programs, and philanthropy. In 2009 Donna was awarded the Ian McCrae Scholarship to spend time with New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, NY Public Library, The Balanchine Trust and Jerome Robbins Foundation. In 2015 she again spent time in New York upon receiving the Noel Pelly Scholarship as well as leading The Australian Ballet patrons’ tour to China with Renaissance Tours.