Academy Auditions

Queensland Ballet Academy is passionate about developing the artists of the future, providing a clear career pathway through intensive training, to develop and nurture young dancers whose talent and ability are internationally sought-after.

Auditions for our Pre-Professional Program, Upper and Lower Schools, and Guest Academy Program, are held annually in the later half of the year, for the following year's intake.

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#The Audition Process

Entry to all Academy programs is by invitation or audition. Each audition is an open ballet class and contemporary class*, this may be followed by a call-back. Applicants are not required to pre-prepare any material, although some applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

*For Upper and Lower School Levels 1 & 2 / years 11 & 12 and Contemporary Course applicants only.

Auditions for the Guest Academy Program will be held via video audition submission only. 

#Foundation Program

Levels 10-7 / Academic Years Prep-6

2024 Semester 2 – Foundation Program

Date: Monday 10 June 2024

Times: the audition class will be scheduled between 3:30pm - 6:00pm. Audition class times will be confirmed via email the week prior to the event.

Location: Queensland Ballet Academy, Gate 1, 101 L'Estrange Terrace, Kelvin Grove QLD

Cost: $25

Eligibility: please see our Foundation Program page for more information.

Audition applications close: 3 June 2024 (11.59pm)

Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions of registration and attendance for this event, before registering your child.

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2025 Semester 1 – Foundation Program

Audition applications open: 1 August 2024
Audition applications close: 11 November 2024 (11.59pm)
Audition date: 20 November 2024 (Brisbane)

More details will be announced soon regarding the audition process. 

The first point of entry into the Queensland Ballet Academy's professional training pathway, the Foundation Program sees children from 6-11 years old enjoy an introduction to professional ballet training.

#Guest Academy Program

Levels 6-4 / Academic Years 7-9

2025 Guest Academy Program (video audition)
Audition applications open: 1 July 2024
Audition applications close: 1 November 2024 (11.59pm)

The Guest Academy Program provides a unique, world-class training opportunity for ballet students based outside the Brisbane metropolitan area. These areas may include the wider South East Queensland area, intrastate / interstate or international locations.

More details will be announced soon regarding the 2025 audition process. 

#Upper and Lower School

Levels 6-1 / Academic Years 7-12

2025 Upper and Lower School
Audition applications open: 1 May 2024
Audition applications close: 5 August 2024 (11.59pm)
Audition date: 24 August 2024 (Brisbane)
Sydney and Melbourne audition dates will be confirmed soon.

The Upper and Lower Schools are comprehensively designed to help develop students' skills to the highest artistic and technical standards. Students enrolled in this program enjoy the privilege and benefit of working within a professional environment to prepare them for a career in ballet or dance. To find out more about our Upper School Level 1 Contemporary Course, please click here.

More details will be announced soon regarding the 2025 audition process. 

#Pre-Professional Program

Post-secondary studies

2025 Pre-Professional Program
Audition dates and details will be confirmed soon.

Queensland Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Program is a full-time final year training program providing students with the preparation and training they require before joining a professional ballet company.

#Jette Parker Young Artist and Company Auditions

Queensland Ballet audition registrations for apprenticeship and company positions can be accessed on the company auditions webpage and will open later in the year. Applicants wishing to apply for both the Pre-Professional Program and Jette Parker Young Artist Program please complete both the Company and Pre-Professional audition registrations. Please note the Company registration form will be sent to Pre-Professional Program applicants in their audition confirmation email, should they wish to apply.

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#Academy International Auditions

2025 Upper School, Lower School and Pre-Professional Program (video audition)
Audition applications open: 1 July 2024
Audition applications close: 1 November 2024 (11.59pm)

More details will be announced soon regarding the 2025 audition process. 

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#2024 Late Auditions

Please note that scheduled auditions for 2024 have now passed, to enquire about the possibility of submitting a late application please complete the 2024 Audition Expression of Interest Form

#More Information

Need more information? Find out more about registration requirements, eligibility for video auditions, audition attire and more.

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Academy Fees

Find out information relating to Academy fees and financial support.


Have more questions about our training programs? Find more information through our frequently asked questions.


Queensland Ballet Academy offers a range of workshops and training events for aspiring young dancers, to improve their technique, dance with their peers and learn from our esteemed faculty. Participation in these events is open to all!

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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