Mary Li
Mary Li. Photo © Mikala Connor

Mary Li

The Ballet Mistress and Principal Répétiteur of Queensland Ballet reflects on how dance introduced her to a variety of musical styles, and how her daughter’s deafness affected the role of music in their home.

I grew up in Rockhampton in a family of eight children. My parents loved classical music, but as you could imagine the chaos that came with a large family meant that there weren’t many opportunities to enjoy listening to music. Our record players, radios and piano were always being broken – nothing was ever safe in our house! However, I do remember many of our family...

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