Since joining Queensland Ballet as Artistic Director in 2012, Li Cunxin has had an extraordinary impact on the company, raising the standard of the dancing and increasing box office, subscriber numbers, corporate sponsorship and philanthropy. It’s a different company, on every front, to the one he inherited.

“Under Li’s leadership Queensland Ballet has been completely reinvented. It was good to see standards lifted significantly in classical work and the company much enlarged and reinvigorated, even in...

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