A 30-Year Partnership
In late 2017, Education Minister Kate Jones and Member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace announced the Queensland Government would invest in a state-of-the-art facility that would enable students to complete their academic and dance studies at Kelvin Grove State College.
Ms Jones said the State Government’s investment would help transform Queensland Ballet Academy into the program of choice for talented young dancers from throughout Australia and internationally.
Construction of the facility is underway, and as a one-of-a-kind Queensland state school facility, students graduating will be professional ballet artists who are academically empowered and equipped with key attributes to best position them for their aspirations.
The Department of Education, through Kelvin Grove State College, has had a 30-year partnership with Queensland Ballet and this new facility will allow it to continue to attract elite dance students from across the world.
The Academy will have the capacity to significantly expand its student numbers as we look forward to meeting the needs of the next generation of professional ballet dancers.