Academy Program

Under the guidance of Academy Director, Christian Tátchev, and sitting between Queensland Ballet’s Associate and Pre-Professional Programs, the Academy Program (formerly Senior Program) is comprehensively designed to develop students’ skills to the highest artistic and technical standards, offering initial preparation for a career in a professional ballet or dance company.

In partnership with Queensland’s Department of Education, the Academy Program allows students to simultaneously undertake face-to-face senior academic studies at Kelvin Grove State College in Years 10 - 12. From 2021, students from Years 7 - 12 will be welcome to join the Program.

With thanks to considerable financial and ideological support from the Premier and the State Government of Queensland, Queensland Ballet Academy has been recognised as a world-class ballet training organisation offering a comprehensive industry-aligned, professional training pathway for Queensland, national and international dance students.

#Academy Program Levels 3, 2 and 1

(Years 10, 11 and 12)

A professional program which consists of training in the mornings and academic classes each weekday afternoon, with further dance training on Saturdays. Covering all aspects of classical ballet including daily class, pas de deux, repertoire, pointe and male technique, the Academy Program also includes training in classical character dance, contemporary dance and body conditioning.

All Academy Program students are enrolled at Kelvin Grove State College. Students who successfully complete the Academy Program also receive a Statement of Attainment endorsed by Queensland Ballet and the Department of Education and Training. Vocational Education and Training accredited courses are also available, including Certificate III and Diploma of Business through Kelvin Grove State College.

Level 3 

Year 10
21.5 hrs/week (across 6 days)

Classical Ballet
Pas de Deux
Contemporary Dance
Classical Character Dance
Body Conditioning and Male Fitness 

Levels 2 and 1

Years 11 and 12
23 hrs/week (across 6 days)

Classical Ballet
Pas de deux
Contemporary Dance
Classical Character Dance
Body Conditioning and Male Fitness

All Queensland Ballet Academy programs are overseen by Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director, Li Cunxin AO, and students enjoy the privilege and benefit of working within a professional environment.

QB Academy Fees 2020 - Academy Program

Level 3 $10,045 

Level 2 $10,747 

Level 1 $10,747 

All other expenses relating to schooling, medical, excursions, uniforms, living and ancillary expenses, are the responsibility of each enrolled student.

*Fees above are in listed Australian Dollars and are applicable to local students.  For International Student fees, please contact


Entry to the Academy is by invitation or audition.
Annual auditions will be held late 2020, for 2021 enrolments.

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