Jette Parker Young Artist Program —

The Jette Parker Young Artist Program is an 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.