Queensland Ballet Academy

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

Our Academy provides a clear career pathway, producing young dancers whose talents and abilities are in demand throughout Australia and internationally.

The Academy offers world-class training programs for gifted students from 10 years of age, as well as masterclasses, workshops and an annual Summer School. All programs are supervised by Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Academy Director Christian Tátchev, and supported by our highly-acclaimed coaching team.

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.


Audition Experience Day
Aspire '18

An evening showcasing the high-level training and talent of our graduating Pre-Professional Program dancers. 

2019 Dancer Auditions

Queensland Ballet holds auditions annually for our Academy and Company. 

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QB's rising stars come together in a series of short, contemporary and neo-classical works.

Synergy Masterclasses

Take part in exclusive masterclasses with our talented artistic and creative teams.

Connect ’18

Experience a day in the life of an Academy student

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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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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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