DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

When the Australian Ballet named Ross Stretton as their last artistic director, they went to great measures to make sure no one knew they had him slated for the job.¬†They assigned a code name to him – “Sir Robert Helpmann.” Now that Stretton is leaving to take over as artistic director at London’s Royal Ballet, the secrecy behind “Operation Helpmann” is revealed.¬†– The Age (Melbourne)