Queensland Ballet Academy

Developing the artists of the future is central to Queensland Ballet’s strategic vision. 

Queensland Ballet Academy is a world-class ballet training organisation offering a comprehensive industry-aligned, professional career pathway producing young dancers whose talents and abilities are in demand throughout Australia and internationally.

With thanks to considerable financial and ideological support from the Premier and the State Government of Queensland, we are thrilled to be moving into brand new, purpose-built facilities in 2020 while simultaneously extending our professional ballet training offerings to students from ten years of age through to a pre-professional level. 

In addition to world-class training programs which are supervised by Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Academy Director Christian Tátchev, and supported by our highly-acclaimed coaching team, the Academy offers holiday programs, masterclasses and workshops. 

Entry to programs is by invitation or audition, ensuring a learning environment committed to technical and artistic excellence. The developing talents of our young dancers are showcased in standalone performances and at many prestigious events, including Company productions throughout the year.

NEW IN 2019 – Level 4 (Year 9) – FIND OUT MORE HERE!

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Download the Mandarin translation of our Academy brochure here.

Queensland Ballet Academy Gala

An exhilarating showcase of our gifted young dancers.

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Senior Program

This unique program gives talented students the opportunity to pursue intensive ballet training while completing face-to-face senior academic studies.

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2019 Dancer Auditions

Queensland Ballet holds auditions annually for our Academy and Company. 

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Summer Programs

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Jette Parker Young Artist Program

A new apprenticeship program that will foster talented young dancers at the start of their professional career.

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Pre-Professional Program

Queensland Ballet's Pre-Professional Program is a full-time final year training program, which aims to give students the preparation and training they require before joining a professional ballet company.

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Associate Program

The Academy’s Associate Program is designed to supplement the work of community dance teachers and offers both teachers and students the chance to work more closely with Queensland’s state ballet company. 

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