Season 2022

Every step an iconic story

Every step a story

"I wanted to place Queensland Ballet on the world stage, lift our dancers to new heights, collaborate with international artists, nurture young talent and spread the magic of ballet as far and wide as possible."

- Li Cunxin AO, Artistic Director

This iconic Season 2022 highlights the depth of talent in the Queensland Ballet's world-class dancers and staff, and as the doors open to our redeveloped home and Brisbane’s new cultural hub, the Thomas Dixon Centre, we're so proud of how we’ve grown. This Season is a celebration of the incredible talents of our dancers, and Academy students and production, wardrobe, artistic, and business teams, all of whom collaborate each day to produce this magic.

Get ready to discover the stories of some classics like Giselle and The Nutcracker, the iconic Manon by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and finally the charming children's ballet, Peter and the Wolf

In June, we share our triple bill, Li’s Choice, featuring three works chosen with care to reflect this special anniversary of Li's 10 years as Artistic Director at Queensland Ballet.

And don't forget the display of our rising stars of the dance world in the Queensland Ballet Academy Gala - a showcase by our talented Academy students - in a dazzling display of classical and contemporary dance.

Realising a long-held dream, you’ll see quite a bit of Queensland Ballet at the Gold Coast in 2022. We’ll be partnering with Home of the Arts (HOTA) for a season of 1960s-themed dance and music, plus a little fairytale fever. Christopher Bruce’s Rooster and Jack Lister’s B-Sides feature energetic choreography and music from arguably one of the most fun and captivating decades, while our record-breaking box office hit, The Sleeping Beauty, will weave its fairy magic.

After what I'm sure has been a challenging couple of years for many, we are looking forward to bringing some joy and magic to lives everywhere. We'd also like to thank everyone for their continued support, and we'd like to dedicate this season to all the dance, art, and music lovers – this season has been lovingly created for you.

Tickets available now via each show page.

*Giselle season has been cancelled due to floodwater damage to the Playhouse.

#What's on this season

Li's Choice

Li's Choice

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf





The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

#Queensland Ballet and HOTA exclusive season

​It has always been our vision for Queensland Ballet to have a second home outside of Brisbane. In 2022, we are thrilled to unveil a new partnership with HOTA, Home of The Arts on the Gold Coast.

Our relationship will grow over the coming years, but in 2022, we are delighted to be presenting six performances.

Moonlight Ballet

Moonlight Ballet

Senior Soloist Mia Heathcote

The Sleeping Beauty

A decade of directorship

A decade of directorship

In 2022 we celebrate 10 years of Li Cunxin AO as Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet!

Celebrate 10 years of big dreams and ambitious growth with this iconic season, highlighting the depth of talent amongst Queensland Ballet's world-class dancers, Academy students, and production, wardrobe, artistic and business teams.

Take a look through our memories of the last decade, and see how far we've come under the direction of the visionary Li Cunxin AO.

#Season Ticket Packages

Season ticket packages are no longer available for the 2022 season.

Grande — Save 20%

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Petite — Save 15%

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Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Everything you need to know about each venue before you visit - make sure you're prepared so you know where to eat, park, and how to get there.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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