Support the Jette Parker Young Artist Program


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Support Jette Parker Young Artist Program

QB’s Jette Parker Young Artist Program is an immersive, year-long apprenticeship program for gifted young dancers who are at the start of their professional careers.

From Australia and around the world, dancers join this sought-after Program to refine their technique and gain valuable industry knowledge through performance opportunities and elite mentoring.

Our Jette Parker Young Artists seize opportunities to learn and explore their profession. They are encouraged to grow and mature into capable, artistically vibrant dancers with the knowledge and skills to sustain a satisfying and creative career.

Our Jette Parker Young Artist Program complements QB Academy’s Programs as the apex of a ‘training pipeline’, with many Jette Parker Young Artists having seamlessly moved into the QB Company. Other alumni have secured contracts with international and Australian ballet companies.

In 2020, Jette Parker Young Artist Program graduates comprise 47% of the Company – a clear indication that this exceptional training program effectively enables talented young dancers to flourish.

“We encourage our Jette Parker Young Artists to challenge themselves and discover how they could realise their potential as professional creative artists.”

Rani Luther, Ballet Mistress / Creative Associate and Jette Parker Young Artist mentor

Jette Parker Young Artist Program and Oak Foundation

In 2014, Alan and Jette Parker of Oak Foundation, Geneva, offered a visionary, multi-year grant which enabled us to establish QB’s Jette Parker Young Artist Program. The condition of Oak’s pledge was that we match the funding with Australian philanthropy. Donors who support the Jette Parker Young Artist Program contribute to the required match-funding, ensuring that QB can continue to offer this exceptional dancer training program.

How to support QB’s Jette Parker Young Artist Program

For a minimum donation of $25,000, Jette Parker Young Artist Program supporters are welcomed into an exclusive group of like-minded arts lovers who are deeply inspired by young talent and potential. During the year, we are pleased to provide updates on the Program and opportunities to get to know our Jette Parker Young Artists.

We welcome a conversation with you about your support. Please contact Rachael Walsh, Head of Foundation, on +61 7 3013 6666 or email foundation@queenslandballet.com.au