Ambassador Program for Practicing Educators —


3 – 6 April 2019

4 – 7 Sept 2019



Click here to download the APPE Pre-registration Pack

Applications close Monday 4 March 2019
Successful applicants notified Wednesday 6 March 2019



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Schools may be provided with funds to contribute to the replacement costs of the selected Ambassador for the days spent at Queensland Ballet.

Travel and accommodation assistance may also be available for teachers who are eligible to request assistance. 



Click here to download the Terms and Conditions.  



Teachers' participation in our experiences can contribute towards their continuing professional development. 

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Queensland Ballet’s Ambassador Program for Practicing Educators (APPE) is a flagship, year-long professional learning and engagement program built on the concept of engaging and inspiring educators regardless of their location, background or teaching area.

Up to eight ambassadors from across Australia will be selected based on their suitability to work alongside the company’s Education team to build close collaborative working relationships and to sustain mutually beneficial outcomes. Teachers from regional Queensland will be given priority and the opportunity to apply for travel subsidy to attend.

During the weeks 3 – 6 April and 4 – 7 Sept 2019,  Ambassadors will be exposed to behind-the-scenes insights, discussions with key Artistic staff, visits to the theatre, meetings with other leading arts practitioners and theorists and access to footage and photography to inspire and educate them about their world class company and the art form. Ambassadors will also collaborate with our Education team to actively contribute to state-wide and nation-wide practices and approaches to learning through developing curriculum relevant lesson plans and digital resources.


Julie Barns - All Saints Primary School, Leisa Cooper - North Lakes State College, Rachel Grieve - Grace Lutheran College, Erin Lansbury - Wilsonton State High School, Vanessa Lonton - West End State School, Xanthe Mastrogiannis - Stanthorpe State High School, Stacey Whyte - Glasshouse Christian College, Rachel Yelland - Upper Mount Gravatt Kindergarten

Emma Funnell - Brigidine College, Alexandra Heron - Calliope State School, Charley Millmore - North Lakes State College, Natasha Perrozzi - Elanora State High School, Christopher Sheriff - Brisbane Bayside State College, Kim Soden-Taylor - Forest Lake State School, Elisha Toms - Windaroo Valley State High School, Rose Wright - Maryborough Special School

Leah Hamilton - Brisbane School of Distance Education, Shona Press - Marymount College, Erika Jackson - Trinity Bay State High School, Jenna Griffiths - Chinchilla State High School, Jennifer Dimitrov - Innisfail State College, Amanda Packenham - Morayfield East State School, Nicole Galea - Eatons Hill State School, Kate Fitzgerald - Moreton Bay College, Lynley Williams - Boondall State School



This was an incredible opportunity.  Queensland Ballet really opened their doors and allowed us to gather first hand insights into all aspects of the company. The program has a great balance of activities. It was very fulfilling!
2017 Education Ambassador

Participating in the Ambassador program was an inspiring and invigorating experience. Connecting with the company, viewing performances, watching rehearsals and engaging with like-minded professionals renewed my love for ballet and sparked my passion for quality dance teaching.
2017 Education Ambassador

My expectations were met and exceeded. I expected to experience life at Queensland Ballet and develop resources - but the level of knowledge attained and the opportunities to talk with Queensland Ballet creatives has just been incredible.
2017 Education Ambassador

I loved being able to discuss and share ideas with other ambassadors about ways in which we could link Queensland Ballet’s resources and programs to our classrooms. The generosity of various Queensland Ballet professionals and their interest in how their knowledge can help us at our school is remarkable.
2016 Education Ambassador

It was great to develop an understanding of Queensland Ballet’s strategic direction and how they wish to make valued connections with students, teachers and Queensland education in general.  Connecting and learning from the Queensland Ballet staff was extremely valuable and I look forward to implementing my learnings into my own teaching. 
2016 Education Ambassador 


Raw Backstage Tour - 2017
Gallery - 2016