Giving Day 2023

Thanks to over 903 generous donations we were able to reach our goal, raising over $1,250,000 in just 12 hours!

Your donations enable real impact in our community, enriching lives, improving health and well-being and supporting the arts towards a sustainable future.

Giving Day

A message from the Queensland Ballet Dancers

We are so grateful, and inspired by the support of our incredible community.

As a not-for-profit charity, philanthropy underpins and enables all that we do, both on and off the stage. It is only through the belief and support of our community that we can dream of making the greatest possible impact through sharing the magic and joy of ballet as widely as possible.

To each and every person who has supported our 2023 Giving Day, we say thank you.

#Giving Day Impact



New works are essential to a vibrant and sustainable arts and culture landscape. They enable us to provide opportunities to explore new ideas, engage emerging talent, and push the boundaries of art as a vehicle for storytelling.


Health and Community

At Queensland Ballet we are committed to enabling every Queenslander access to our artform. Each year, over 30,000 people are engaged through our diverse community and education programs.



The impact of Giving Day has enabled Queensland Ballet Academy to continue to welcome students from across Queensland, interstate and overseas, to provide elite training at it's world-class facilities.

#Messages from our donors

Danielle Core

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"My son has benefited so much from holiday school. Keep our kids dancing."

Esther Hunt

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Thank you for many wonderful hours of ballet."

Pamela Teys

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"The ballet gives me so much delight - thank you."

Colleen Wilson

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Love everything you do!"

Shirley Yao

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Keep creating extrodinary art, and getting more people to dance ballet!"

Buckner Brand Management

Donated to Queensland Ballet Corporate Partners

"Thank you for keeping the dream alive!"

Caroline Gresham

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Ballet for Seniors Intermediate class is the highlight of my week!"

Anthea Steans

Donated to Thomas Dixon Centre

"Thank you QB for years of enjoyment."

Jenni n Karl

Donated to Queensland Ballet

Donated to Queensland Ballet

Margaret Paulsen

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"With thanks for hard work and many hours of superior entertainment."

Dermot O’Grady

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"Dancing for the future."

D & B Bravo

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Let's keep dancing and keep the Arts alive!"

Jean Lowe

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Keep up the good work - it's wonderful!"

Kate McMillan

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Such a wonderful organisation, doing truly wonderful things!"

Sophie Pryce

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"Thank you for providing invaluable training to young dancers like me."

Lyndy and George Atkinson

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"For the ongoing success and enhancement of this beautiful artform."

Anthony and Victoria Lewis

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"We love being able to assist in creating strong and powerful dancers."

Pam and Brian Andrew

Donated to Dancers

"Love each and every Queensland Ballet dancer!"

Jane Horwill

Donated to Dancers

"A token for my appreciation of what gives so much to so many!"

Helen Mair

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Your talent & craft bring such grace & joy to our lives. Thank you."

Cindy Harrop

Donated to Wellness and Community Programs

"Thank you for the wellness programs you run for the Public - so valuable."

Deni Rohan

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Wonderful organisation producing wonderful dancers."

Yasmin & Giselle Ibrahim

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"Keep on inspiring."

Lesley Hunt

Donated to Dancers

"Thank you QB for the joy and happiness you bring to so many people."

Jenny Heyworth-Smith

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"I would love Queensland Ballet to flourish as it has under Li Cunxin."

Linda Clarke

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Where would we be without beautiful and talented dancers!"

The Cuthbert family

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"Thank you for teaching our Milla."

Maree Waterworth

Donated to Dancers

"Celebrating the end of an era with the wonderful Li Cunxin."

Lynette Borin

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Thank you for all the joy you bring to our lives."

Shannon Cuthbertson

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"The Queensland Ballet is a world class dance company."

Jane Wildner

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"Thank you for bringing my daughters and me much joy over the past 10 years."

Garth Krumins

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"Thank you QBA for giving kids the opportunity to develop their talents!"

Sandra Haggarty

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"QB is an amazing company - I just enjoy it so much - thank you!"

Dee McGrath

Donated to Thomas Dixon Centre

"Keep up the beautiful work QBA!"

Craig Schofield

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"Thank you for all the wonderful work QB does, especially through QBA."


Donated to Dancers

"Thank you for delivering such a wonderful season and Young Artist program."

Lisa Aliprandi

Donated to Queensland Ballet Academy

"To assist in the promotion and upliftment of the human spirit through dance."

Muriel Moran

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Thank you for giving me so much joy."

Jann Punch

Donated to Queensland Ballet

"Thank you to all the amazing dancers and staff at QB."

Jennifer Whittaker

Donated to Dancers

"Love everything you do."

Lily Spencer

Donated to Wellness and Community Programs

"Changing lives through dance everyday is such a gift. Love our QB community."

Suzanne Speers

Donated to Quensland Ballet

"Thank you Qld Ballet. I look forward to attending all your performances."

Francesca Petherbridge

Donated to Queensland Ballet.

"Thank you for creating magic for us all to enjoy."

Narelle Borkowski

Donated to Dancers

"Thank you all for such wonderful world class productions."

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Support us

If you share our vision for connecting people with the arts, consider supporting our vision with a donation.

Queensland Ballet Academy

Learn more about the official professional ballet training organisation of Queensland Ballet, and how your support makes a difference.

Our vision

Queensland Ballet is driven by a vision to connect more people to the arts. Read about how our initiatives are bringing us closer to achieving this vision.

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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