Pre-Professional Program


Queensland Ballet Academy provides pathways for dancers wishing
to continue professional training on completion of their senior schooling.

Pre-Professional Program

#Pre-Professional Program

Queensland Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Program is a full-time final year training program providing students with the preparation and training they require before joining a professional ballet company.  

Students work intensively to develop their skills to the highest artistic and technical standards, and are given the opportunity to perform in Company productions and at other Queensland Ballet events throughout the year.   

The training our students receive will prepare them for potential employment with Queensland Ballet, or any other Australian or international company. Daily training is provided by Queensland Ballet’s Artistic and Academy staff and the Company’s associate teachers.  

Following the successful completion of the Pre-Professional Program, dancers are ready to audition for Queensland Ballet’s Jette Parker Young Artist Program. Becoming a Young Artist serves as an apprentice entry into Queensland Ballet Company.  

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. 


Program Structure

Post-secondary school training 

Full-time training across 6 days per week

  • Classical Ballet   
  • Repertoire   
  • Pas de deux   
  • Pointe work  and Male Technique
  • Contemporary Dance and Improvisation  
  • Body Conditioning and Male Fitness  
  • Career Preparation and Planning



Program Entry

Entry into the Pre-Professional Program is by invitation or audition. 

Annual auditions will be held in late 2020, for 2021 enrolments.

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