I am hoping to join Queensland Ballet Academy in 2021; by what date does my video audition need to be submitted? 

Please note the following closing dates for Queensland Ballet Academy 2021 auditions.

Pre-Professional Program: 6 September, 11.59pm. 

Academy Program: Now closed. Please contact us to request a late submission.

Guest Academy Program: 1 November, 11.59pm. 

Foundation Program: Pre-selection Experience registrations will open later in the year. 


I have missed the closing date, am I still able to apply? 

Once audition applications close, late audition applications will be considered; however, priority be given to applications received within the timeline advised above.

If I have more than one child auditioning, can I submit their video auditions all within the one file? 

No, we require one application per applicant. Each individual application must include registration form, headshot, full body shot, video audition link and audition fee.


What should my child wear while completing their video audition?

· Boys: full-length tights, fitted t-shirt, socks and ballet shoes

· Girls: classical leotard, pink ballet tights and ballets shoes*. No skirts or outerwear.

*Pointe shoes required for applicants applying for the Pre-Professional Program and Academy Program Levels 3 - 1 (Years 10 - 12) only.

Dance attire should be of a single and contrasting colour to the background. Dancewear in red, fluro, black, bright white do not always work well on camera.


My child does not have access to a studio or ballet barre. Is it compulsory for the digital audition to be filmed in a dance studio?

In order to meet safety and practical requirements, the audition needs to take place at a suitable dance venue.


Do I need to provide professionally filmed footage for the audition?

No, it is also completely acceptable to film your audition on a phone or tablet. We have listed some tips below on how you can maximise your filming quality:

· Use a tripod or stand to ensure a clear, stable image.

· Film in well-lit space however avoid a bright background behind the dancer.

· Film from an angle that best compliments the dancer (eg. 45˚ angle).

· Ensure the dancer’s full length is always visible (camera focused at waist height).

· Prior to submission, check the file is accessible and has good audio/visual quality.


How do I create an unlisted video on YouTube? 

Create a free YouTube account or login to your existing one, then follow the instructions to upload your video. Choose ‘Unlisted’ when selecting the ‘visibility’ of your video. Copy and paste the URL/link into your application form.

How do I create a private video on Vimeo? 

Create a free Vimeo account or login to your existing one, then follow the instructions to upload your video. When choosing a setting, select the ‘Only people with a password’ option. Copy and paste the URL / link, and the password, into your application form.

What photos are required for the application? 

1 x recent headshot of the applicant (neat ballet hairstyles and minimal/no make-up). 

1 x recent full body shot wearing ballet attire, in a classical ballet position (examples of position are listed below).

Academy Program Levels 6 - 4 (Years 7 - 9): tendu a la seconde with arms in second position, plie in first position or first position facing the barre.

Academy Program Levels 3 - 1 (Years 10 - 12) and Pre-Professional Program: tendu a la seconde with arms in second position, plie in first position, first position facing the barre, arabesque or a la seconde (on pointe for the ladies) 

Please note that these photos do not need to be professional quality.

Example headshot and full body images. Note that you only need to supply one of the four full-length body shots displayed below.

What happens if the applicant is successful? 

Successful applicants will be notified of their result via email, within two weeks of the submission closing date. No feedback regarding the result of their audition will be provided to applicants.


What happens if the applicant is unsuccessful? 

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified of their result via email, within two weeks of the submission closing date. No feedback regarding the result of their audition will be given to applicants. Applicants applying for the Academy Program, please note that as this program is run in collaboration with the Department of Education there is an appeals process available to unsuccessful applicants applying on the grounds of procedural fairness only. Please note that the appeals process will close seven days after the results for the auditions are issued.


How many applicants are accepted each year? 

The Academy accepts students based on their skill level and suitability for our training programs. The number of successful applicants varies each year.


How do I know if it is worth auditioning again in the future? 

Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply. 


Can I submit a video audition if I am not an Australian citizen or resident? 

International applicants are welcomed to apply for the Academy Program, please make sure to include your country of citizenship in the application form.

Unfortunately, due to Australian Federal Government Visa guidelines, international dancers are unable to enrol in our Pre-Professional Program for more than three months.