Nicolette Fraillon graduated on viola from Melbourne University in 1982. In 1990 she moved to the Netherlands, where she became Music Director and Chief Conductor of the National Ballet of the Netherlands. During the following five years she worked with several European orchestras before taking up the position of Director at the School of Music, Australian National University.
She debuted with The Australian Ballet in 2002, conducting Spartacus, and became the company’s Music Director and Chief Conductor in 2003. Since then Nicolette has conducted all programs for The Australian Ballet, including several overseas tours, and has been a guest conductor for San Francisco Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and New York City Ballet.