Aspire '24

Aspire '24

Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre

Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre

#Pre-Professional Program dancers take to the stage for their annual showcase.

Witness our Pre-Professional Program dancers’ technical and artistic expertise across both classical and contemporary styles of dance.

The program will include excerpts from Ben Stevenson OBE’s popular production The Nutcracker, along with works by our two Resident Choreographers Paul Boyd (Academy Ballet Master) and Louise Deleur (Head of Contemporary Dance), and a selection of pieces highlighting the emerging choreographic talent from within the cohort.

Queensland Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Program is a full-time, final year training program providing young dancers with the preparation they require before joining a professional ballet or dance company. Based at Queensland Ballet’s home in West End, the next generation of dancers thrive in this studio-to-stage, industry-aligned training program.

Production performed to recorded music. 

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406 Montague Road
West End
QLD 4101


Approximately one hour and 30 minutes, including one 20-minute interval.


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Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

Choreographer - Bolero...912 seconds

Louise Deleur

Louise Deleur

Choreographer - For my Friend

Ben Stevenson OBE

Ben Stevenson OBE

Choreographer - The Nutcracker

#show extras

A complimentary printed program is available at the performance. We encourage you to please take one between two.

You can also download the Aspire '24 program here.

Download cast sheet for Aspire '24 here.

Aspire Dance Workshop

Aspire Dance Workshop

Pre-Professional Program Experience

Experience a taste of Queensland Ballet Academy's Pre-Professional Program training and repertoire. Participants will enjoy ballet class followed by sessions learning repertoire from the Aspire '24 season.

25 MAY 2024 | 3.45PM – 6.30PM
For ages 12 – 18 years


Enjoy an evening of visual art, dance, and live music as Queensland Ballet Academy presents its sophisticated annual Soirée, supported by Philip Bacon Galleries.

Pre-Professional Program

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.


We offer a range of workshops and training events for aspiring young dancers, to improve their technique and learn from our esteemed faculty. Participation in these events is open to all.

Plan your visit

Everything you need to know about the Thomas Dixon Centre's Talbot Theatre before you visit. Make sure you're prepared so you know where to eat, park, and how to get there.

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Swarm, Aspire, 2023, David Kelly

Mirlitons, The Nutcracker, 2023, Jakob Perrett

Penned, Aspire, 2023, David Kelly

Spanish Dancers, The Nutcracker, 2023, David Kelly

Swarm, Aspire, 2023, David Kelly


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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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