The annual Program enables a small group of young dancers from around the world to join Queensland Ballet to refine their technique, access performance opportunities and enjoy elite mentoring. The dancers have opportunities to perform alongside Principals, as part of the Company ensemble, and with guest artists from around the world.
The Jette Parker Young Artist Program is named in honour of Jette Parker of Oak Foundation, whose visionary support has enabled this initiative. Oak Foundation comprises a group of philanthropic organisations based in various countries around the world and, since its establishment in 1983, has made over 2,700 grants to not-for-profit organisations across the globe. Queensland Ballet is also grateful to Brett & Maria Clark, Dr Ben Duke & Ms Cate Heyworth-Smith QC, Goldburg Family Foundation, Patricia Macdonald Memorial Foundation, Frazer Family Foundation, Simon and Catriona Mordant, Stack Family Foundation, CP Morris Fund at the APS Foundation and Liz and Graeme Wikman for their generous contributions towards the Program.
Annual auditions will be held late 2020, for 2021 enrolments.