Financial Support


Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Queensland Ballet Academy is a global leader in ballet training and sits amongst the prestigious Prix de Lausanne network of elite partner schools.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors and partners, Queensland Ballet is able to offer a number of scholarships, bursaries and awards to students each year. Part or full scholarships, bursaries and awards may be offered to students at the discretion of the Academy Director, at any point during the continuum of audition, enrolment and progression from year to year.

Parents/carers, and students over 18 years of age, may submit an application during an annual application process.

All funds awarded will be distributed as credit towards any combination of expenses pertaining to:

- Program Fees
- Academic Expenses
- Living Expenses

An outline of the financial support available at each Academy level is provided below.

Financial Assistance Bursaries

Financial Assistance Bursaries

With thanks to the very generous support of numerous individuals, funds and organisations including the Queensland Department of Education, Queensland Ballet is able to offer a range of financial assistance bursaries annually.

Committed to enabling Queensland students to pursue a world-class educational and artistic pathway whilst remaining in Queensland, QB Academy also supports the development of young dancers from regional, interstate and international destinations through these bursaries.

Talent Scholarships

Talent Scholarships

Queensland Ballet offers a range of scholarships which enable the best young talent from Australia and abroad to pursue word-leading professional training with QB Academy.

The Academy Director, who regularly travels to high-profile national and international dance events, may award Talent Scholarships in a discretionary manner outside of the annual application process.

Senior Program Scholarship and Bursary Supporters

Queensland Ballet/Kelvin Grove State College Bursary

Enabled by Queensland Ballet and the Queensland Department of Education through Kelvin Grove State College, these bursaries are designed to address Financial Hardship in the following categories:

- Financial Hardship (General)
- Financial Hardship (Diversity)
- Financial Hardship (Regionality)

Paulette Carson Fund

These scholarships were established through the Estate of Paulette Carson to assist aspiring young ballet dancers to achieve their dreams. Awarded to students who have successfully auditioned for the Senior Program as full-time students, the funds are aimed at those experiencing financial hardship.

Allison Baden-Clay Foundation

Facilitated by Arts Queensland and the Alison Baden-Clay Foundation, this is a merit-based scholarship which has been awarded annually to a Year 12 Senior Program student.

Angie’s Fund

This support is awarded to a student who demonstrates the promise and potential to succeed in the professional industry, and who may also be experiencing financial hardship.

Ypinazar and Margolis Rural Ballet Scholarship

Enabled by the generous donation of Valmae Ypinazar and Steve Margolis, this scholarship is provided to a student or students who faces the additional geographical challenge of having to relocate from rural Queensland (or elsewhere), to participate.

Caroline Poon Assistance

Awarded to an Academy student, this financial assistance is provided to support a dancer to continue pursuing their professional training with QB Academy.

Pre-Professional Program Scholarship and Bursary Supporters

Energy Queensland

Offered to entrants to the Pre-Professional Program to ensure financial constraints do not restrict aspiring young ballet dancers from around Australia from partaking in the Program and pursuing a professional career.

Charles Lisner Scholarship

In honour of Queensland Ballet's founder, Charles Lisner and enabled by Queensland Ballet Friends, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student entering the Pre-Professional Program.

Ypinazar and Margolis Rural Ballet Scholarship

Enabled by the generous donation of Valmae Ypinazar and Steve Margolis, this scholarship is provided to a student or students who faces the additional geographical challenge of having to relocate from rural Queensland (or elsewhere), to participate.

Angie's Fund


Kindly donated annually, this support is awarded to a student who demonstrates the promise and potential to succeed in the professional industry, in addition to experiencing financial hardship.

Caroline Poon Assistance

Awarded to an Academy student, this financial assistance is provided to support a dancer to continue pursuing their professional training with QB Academy.

#Applications and Guidelines

Parents/Carers, and/or students over 18 years of age, applying for Scholarships or Bursaries are requested to complete the QB Academy Annual Scholarship and Bursary form accurately and honestly in the interests of fairness. Submission of an application implies that you understand and agree to the Guidelines, Terms and Conditions outlined in the document linked below. 


#Awards

Awards are given in acknowledgement of an individual student's exceptional characteristics or achievements and may be awarded at any point during the year.

ADFAS Award

ADFAS Award

Enabled by the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (Brisbane), an annual award for a promising Senior Program student at the discretion of the Academy Director.

Francois Klaus and Robyn White Award

Francois Klaus and Robyn White Award

This award honours the contribution of former Artistic Director Francois Klaus and Artistic Associate Robyn White, to Queensland Ballet, and is enabled by Queensland Ballet Friends. It is to be awarded to a student graduating from the Pre-Professional Program annually.