Aligning Wellbeing with Professional Ballet and Dance Training

Queensland Ballet Academy students have access to a range of health services to nurture their physical, mental, and emotional development. This holistic approach enables our young dancers reach their potential throughout both their studies and future careers.

Student wellness initiatives

#A Culture of Wellness

The Academy building located in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane features a student wellness centre, including a physiotherapy treatment room, Pilates and fitness suite and weights gym. These areas are available for injury prevention, general fitness, and ballet and dance specific strength training under the guidance of our physiotherapists and professional strength and conditioning coaches. 

Our Queensland Ballet Head of Performance Health, who oversees the Academy’s health team, also provides recommendations for external health professionals such as podiatrists, sports physicians, sports psychologists and general practitioners as required. 

Enrolled students and their families are supported by the Admissions and Wellbeing Manager at Queensland Ballet Academy, to oversee the student journey from enrolment to graduation. In addition to this, Upper and Lower School students have access to wellbeing services offered by Kelvin Grove State College, such as guidance officers, a school nurse, an onsite school police officer and student wellbeing staff. 

Students regularly attend individual and group wellbeing check-in sessions with our Admissions and Wellbeing Manager, encouraging awareness and education of overall wellbeing. Along with a carefully structured wellbeing program created in collaboration with Kelvin Grove State College and Queensland Ballet’s Performance Health team, the combination of activities and access to services provided by dedicated staff and healthcare professionals provides a comprehensive safety net for our high performing students.

As part of the Academy’s culture of wellness, we have developed a comprehensive policy to assist us to actively prevent the development of disordered eating in ballet dancers and students, and to manage body image issues in the best possible way, should they occur. Please follow this link to our policy, which was created in line with the Australian Institute of Sport guidelines and with advice from our experienced consultant Sports Dietitians.

See the facilities


Students enrolled in Academy’s Upper School (Levels 3-1) and Pre-Professional Program have fee-free access to Queensland Ballet’s accredited and on-site physiotherapists.

Sports Dieticians

Students undertake group sessions with external professional practitioners to understand how diet and nutrition impacts their health and performance, and to learn to adopt healthy eating habits.

Performance Psychologists

Group sessions with external professional practitioners, recommended by Queensland Ballet’s Head of Performance Health. These practitioners also work with our Company artists.

Homestay Program

Students enrolled in the Upper School (Levels 3-1) may apply for the Homestay Program, run in collaboration between Queensland Ballet Academy and Kelvin Grove State College.

The Homestay Program provides accommodation for intrastate/interstate/international students, with a local family, providing a supportive home for our students during school term time. Specific meetings are available for Homestay students throughout the year to check in on their wellbeing and to encourage connection in their new environment.

Contact us to learn more

Student Representatives

A team of Student Representatives are elected by the cohort for each program Level to represent the student body on matters important to them.

Student Representatives not only demonstrate strong leadership skills and support their peers, but also meet regularly with staff to communicate on behalf of the student body and contribute to our wellbeing initiatives from a student perspective.

#Discover more

Support the Academy

Queensland Ballet Academy would not be where it is today without the generous support of donors and sponsors who share our vision.


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!

Contact Us

Have specific questions you'd like answered?
Contact us or read our frequently asked questions.

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.

Click Anywhere to continue