David McAllister has agreed to deliver an inspirational talk to students of The McDonald College about what it takes to follow your high performance dreams.

David will speak to Junior and Senior School students during a Special Assembly on Wednesday, July 21.

Invitations have been extended to some After Hours students as well.

The address will mark the release of the new paperback version of David’s autobiography, Soar, wherein he charts his rise from being a rare boy at his dance school in suburban Perth to the upper echelons of Australian performing arts.

For two decades David held the most important role in Australian dance, as artistic director of The Australian Ballet. 

For two decades before that he worked his way up through the nation’s pre-eminent ballet company as a dancer, eventually being elevated to principal in 1989, a role that saw him grace stages all over the world, from Canada to Russia, to London.

There are lessons for all of us in David’s unwavering pursuit of excellence.

He will be available for photographs and to sign copies of Soar after the talk.

Admission is free for students of the College.

Copies of Soar are available through the College Box Office.

After Hours students are invited to buy tickets. The $35 admission price includes a paperback copy of David’s autobiography (regular price $32.95).

The event will take place at the College’s Conference Centre on Wednesday July 21 at 12.45pm.