The Australian Ballet's artistic director has promised to follow up the company's huge 50th anniversary program with another bumper season of old and new works.
The company is performing three productions this year, and will this weekend head to New York for a short six-performance visit.
Artistic director David McAllister said he wanted to showcase old and contemporary ballets for the company's 50th anniversary, including a national tour of Swan Lake at the end of the year.
McAllister said 2013 could be almost as busy, with another national and international tour on the cards.
"With our 50th anniversary we were really going to be lifting the bar," he told AAP.
"So to make sure that 2013 isn't a downer, we have got a big program (lined up)."
McAllister said he would officially launch the 2013 program in September, but said the line-up would include another mix of old and new productions.
"We're working on an international tour, so it's a big year," he said.
McAllister welcomed a $2 million federal government grant to fit out the company's new storage facility.
The facility will bring the ballet's wardrobe, sets and other items together in one place, in a purpose-built facility McAllister said would be like the "biggest dress-up box in the whole world".
But while the fit-out has been paid for, the company has yet to receive any of the $10 million needed to build the facility.
The facility will be built in Altona, in the electorate of Attorney-General Nicola Roxon, and she urged state governments and other donors to follow the federal government's lead in providing funding.
Australian Ballet executive director Valerie Wilder said they had about 90 ballets, worth about $40 million, stored in several different premises.
The lease of the current storage facility in Kensington ends at the end of 2012, and despite not yet receiving funding for the new facility, she is hopeful it will be ready by the end of the year.