High School Work Experience Residency

​Queensland Ballet’s High School Work Experience Residency program offers Australian school students in Years 10 – 12 incredibly exciting opportunities to: develop an in-depth and authentic understanding of all facets of Queensland Ballet; develop knowledge of the different career pathways available within the dance and creative industries; and to contribute meaningfully to the Company.

During the program, up to 15 students (per residency) will meet our artists and creatives, join in departmental panel discussions (including Wardrobe, Artistic, Production, Training, Marketing, Development, Education and Engagement and Finance), participate in dance classes and backstage tours, observe dancer training and attend one of Queensland Ballet’s performances. Each day will be scheduled from 9 am – 4 pm, with the exception of the performance day.



Week Two 2020
14 - 16 December
Applications open now!


Queensland Ballet’s home in West End, Brisbane


$120 (Inc. GST)

Successful applicants offered a position in the program will be required to pay a small administration fee of $120*.

*The increased cost is due to the delivery of additional practical dance workshops in response to feedback from past participants

More Information

Read through the Pre-Registration Pack to learn more about the program and how to apply.


Applications for Week 2 residency 2020 are now open!

Week 2 applications will close 16 October 2020.


I would definitely consider participating in this program again because it was an amazing opportunity and overall a great experience.

High School Work Experience participant, 2019

I had an amazing time at Queensland Ballet’s work experience. It was a very enlightening experience where I learnt about the different jobs and the processes that go into making a show happen.

High School Work Experience participant, 2017

I wanted to thank Queensland Ballet for the huge amount of work they put into making the program possible for us – I've enjoyed every moment I was there. I can see that everyone at Queensland Ballet are passionate about their work and are dedicated to helping other people to learn. I came away very inspired. Thank you!

High School Work Experience participant, 2017

I really enjoyed the whole experience! The panels were very informative and helpful for me to learn about potential jobs. I also enjoyed the administrative tasks as we felt accomplished at the end of the day knowing we had contributed to Queensland Ballet. And the physicality of the practical dance workshop was also great. The work experience program was so well thought out and the staff were all really friendly.

High School Work Experience participant, 2016

Within the week I learnt so much! I never realised how many office work and behind-the-scenes jobs there were in a performing arts company. It's made me realise that I can pursue a career at Queensland Ballet and not necessarily as a dancer – which I love! I'm normally a pretty shy person, so this was a great opportunity to mix with strangers and make new friends.

High School Work Experience participant, 2016