We love Luci
Lucinda Dunn does her last class with The Australian Ballet. Photography Kate Longley

We love Luci

Last night, after a triumphant final performance of Manon at the Sydney Opera House, Lucinda Dunn OAM bid an emotional farewell to her fans after a career spanning 23 years and all the great roles of the classical canon.

In the weeks leading up to her retirement, we asked you to share your favourite memories of Lucinda and to wish her well for her last performances. Cue avalanche! We have shared all your best wishes with Lucinda; here, we collect but a small fraction of our favourite tributes to this great and beloved artist. Thank you all for making Luci’s farewell so special.

Lucinda shares a moment with Artistic Director David McAllister before curtain-up. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some of your favourite memories:

Lucinda4Lucinda prepares for Act I of Manon. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some of your well-wishes:

Final curtsey! Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some of your accolades:

Flowers for Luci in her favourite colour. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some of your “chookas” messages for her final performances:

Lucinda overwhelmed by the audience response. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some responses to her last performance in Sydney:

Lucinda with daughters Ava and Claudia. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

And for those of you who were wondering … the #IM DUNN T-shirt was made specially for Luci by Soloist Andrew Wright. #genius

24 April 2014

4 Responses to We love Luci

  1. Julie frost says:

    Wonderful dancer have followed her career with great enjoyment.loved seeing her inStanton Welchs Sleeping Beauty I also saw her dance and with her little girl atBotanical Gardens in Brisbane.Ialso watched her husbands career a great ballet family
    Best wishes for her and her families future

  2. Rebecca Thornhill says:

    Such a wonderful evening, so thrilled we could be at the Opera House for this special night.
    Congratulations on an amazing career.
    Wishing all things wonderful for you Luci.

  3. Brianna Anderson says:

    Not only was she a beautiful Ballerina but The most brilliant PERFORMER to have ever graced the stage!

  4. Sue Liersch says:

    You are responsible for my endless love of ballet. No other dancer has your artistry or energy – but appear still.
    Best wishes to you and thank youx

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