• Born year: 1928
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death year: 1988
Charles Lisner

Charles Lisner (1928 - 1988) was the founder and first artistic director of the Queensland Ballet. Born in Paris, France, Lisner emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1937. He started dancing late in life, in his early twenties, and traveled to London where he spent time with the Sadler's Wells Ballet. He later joined the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden.In 1953, Lisner returned to Queensland after the death of his father, and established the Lisner Ballet Academy with virtually no money.