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Noel Tovey


Noel Tovey AM has had a career spanning 60 years in Europe and Australia as an actor, dancer, singer, director, choreographer, designer, writer and teacher. He is Australia’s first male ballet dancer of Indigenous heritage.

He studied ballet with Madame Borovansky in Melbourne and Drew Hardy in London, Afro Cuban with Katherine Dunham, jazz with Matt Mattox, and singing with Joan Arnold at the Melbourne Conservatorium and Rita Godfrey in London. He studied acting with Hayes Gordon.

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