Jette Parker Young Artist Program —

Six Young Artists performed in Dance Dialogues – Summer, in a short work created especially for them by Associate Teacher Paul Boyd. The Young Artists then had the exciting opportunity of performing the work at the 2014 Migration and Settlement Awards dinner in Parliament House, Canberra. read more

Launched this year, the Jette Parker Young Artist Program is an exciting new apprenticeship program which fosters the talents of gifted young dancers at the start of their professional careers. 

The annual Program enables a small group of young dancers from around the world to join Queensland Ballet to refine their technique, access performance opportunities and enjoy elite mentoring. The dancers have opportunities to perform alongside Principals, as part of the Company ensemble, and with guest artists from around the world.

The Jette Parker Young Artist Program is named in honour of Jette Parker of Oak Foundation, whose visionary support has enabled this initiative. Oak Foundation comprises a group of philanthropic organisations based in various countries around the world and, since its establishment in 1983, has made over 2,700 grants to not-for-profit organisations across the globe. Queensland Ballet is also grateful to the Frazer Family Foundation and Mrs Amanda Talbot for their generous contributions towards the Program.

Auditions for the 2015 Jette Parker Young Artist Program will be held in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – click here for more details.

Jette Parker Young Artists 2014

Nathan Brook, Liam Fien, Cameron McCormack and Yael Shervashidze are outstanding graduates of The Australian Ballet School. Charles Riddiford graduated from the Royal New Zealand School of Dance and has studied in the Professional Program at Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Canada. Martha Godber was a student in QB’s Junior Extension Program, then continued her studies in Hamburg and was a Trainee at Washington Ballet. Brydee Lyttle attended the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet in Melbourne before completing QB’s Pre-Professional Program in 2013. Neneka Yoshida, a Finalist in the 2013 Prix de Lausanne, joined the Jette Parker Young Artist Program after training at Le Conservatoire de Paris and La Fundación para la Danza Victor Ullate in Spain.