High School Work Experience Residency

Applications are now open for the December 2020 program

High School Work Experience Residency

#About the program

​Queensland Ballet’s High School Work Experience Residency program offers Australian school students in Years 10 – 12 exciting and enriching opportunities to:

  • develop an in-depth and authentic understanding of all facets of Queensland Ballet
  • develop knowledge of the different career pathways available within dance and creative industries
  • 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.


More Information

Our next program will run from 14 - 16 December 2020.

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


$120 (Inc. GST)

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

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


Applications for the December 2020 residency are now open!

Applications have been extended until 23 October 2020


Queensland Ballet’s home in West End, Brisbane

Terms and Conditions

Please read the T&Cs before making your application


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