Mary Li Returns to the Stage in Queensland Ballet’s THE SLEEPING BEAUTY 30 Years After Retiring

Mary Li Returns to the Stage in Queensland Ballet's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY 30 Years After Retiring

Three decades after retiring Mary Li will return to the stage in June in Queensland Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty.

Queensland Ballet’s Mistress and Principal Répétiteur recently released her best-selling autobiography, Mary’s Last Dance, the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin’s best-selling memoir Mao’s Last Dancer.

Hear Li talk about her return to the stage in a new interview with ABC here.

The Sleeping Beauty runs 4 – 19 June 2021 at the Lyric Theatre at QPAC. Li appears as The Queen for three performances only: 8 June at 6:30pm, 10 June at 7:30pm, and 15 June at 6:30pm.

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Mary Li (formerly Mary McKendry) started her dance training in Queensland at the age of eight. She successfully completed the RAD Solo Seal Award in Australia and continued her training at the Royal Ballet School in London.

Mary joined the

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Mary Davis, Former Graduate School Dean, Files $10M Claim Against Joyce Brown and FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology had no comment in response to a complaint filed by Mary Davis, its former graduate school dean, against the college and Joyce F. Brown, its president.

Davis, who was dismissed from her position last November, filed a complaint in the Supreme Court of the State of New York County on Feb. 19 over what she claims are false statements over her leadership failures arising out of a fashion show that FIT sponsored on Feb. 7, 2020, that featured work by alumni of FIT’s master of fine arts in fashion design program. The show resulted in criticism about racial insensitivity with respect to accessories used by one of the designers, Junkai Huang.

Davis is seeking an amount to be determined at trial, but no less that $10 million.

According to an FIT spokesman, “FIT does not comment upon matters in litigation except to say that

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