Gailene Stock, AM, is an Australian born former Principal Ballerina. She began her training in Australia, later winning a scholarship to study at the upper school of the Royal Ballet School. She was a Principal Ballerina with the Australian Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and Royal Winnipeg Ballet. After retiring from professional ballet, she became Director of the National Theatre Ballet School in St. Kilda, then the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne, becoming Director of the Royal Ballet School in 1999. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Education in Visual and Performing Arts and is also an Advanced member of the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD). In 1997, she was awarded the Order of Australia, for services to Ballet.
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