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Timothy O’Donnell began training at his mother’s ballet school at age seven. He continued at The Australian Ballet School where he received several awards, including The Australian Institute of Classical Dance’s national choreographic competition. After graduating, he joined West Australian Ballet where he performed principal and soloist roles, and worked closely with many celebrated international artists such as Paul Lightfoot, Petr Zuska, Simon Dow, Matjash Morzewski, and Ivan Cavallari. In 2007, he won “Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer” at the West Australian Dance Awards. In 2009, O’Donnell won Milwaukee Ballet’s international choreographic competition, Genesis, for The Games We Play. He returned in 2010 to create Boléro–Let There Be Light. Soon after, he appeared as a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance–Australia. Since joining Milwaukee Ballet in 2012, O’Donnell has appeared as Marcello in La Bohème, Verdigris (the green stepsister) in Cinderella, and the title character in Dorian Gray. As resident choreographer, he has staged four world premieres: Children of the Wall, Talk to Me, The Sixth Sin, and Sans Pleurer. This is his sixth season with Milwaukee Ballet.
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