Old Girl appointed as WA Ballet Principal Conductor - St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

Old Girl appointed as WA Ballet Principal Conductor

POSTED May 11 2023 , News

Congratulations to St Mary’s Old Girl and award-winning conductor, Jessica Gethin (’97), on her appointment as Principal Conductor at West Australian Ballet.

Jessica debuted with WA Ballet in 2019 conducting Giselle, which is widely regarded as one of the toughest performances in ballet.

Jessica has conducted main-stage concerts with WA Symphony Orchestra and has worked with Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, amid a busy schedule of international and interstate engagements.

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Following her schooling at St Mary’s, Gethin studied at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, where she was recently appointed head of orchestral studies and conducting.

She was a West Australian of the Year finalist in 2019 and was nominated in Limelight Magazine’s Top 20 Australian Artists of the Year in 2017.

WA Ballet artistic director Aurélien Scannella said the appointment signalled the company’s continued commitment to excellence and integrity.

“It represents a significant development for the company and celebrates our close relationship with Jessica, who has proved herself as one of the most exciting and well-respected conductors in our region,” Scannella said.

“Jessica has played a big part in our recent successes, becoming an integral member of the West Australian Ballet family.”