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 1-6

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.

2024 Semester 1 – Foundation Program (Levels 7-10) audition registration is now open.

Audition date: Wednesday 22 November, 2023

Registrations closed 

Please ensure you have read the program Terms and Conditions before registering.

#Guest Academy Program

Levels 6-4 / Academic Years 7-9

2024 Guest Academy Program Video Auditions are now open. 

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.

Application requirements:

  • Applicant & parent/carer details
  • Current headshot and full-length image (please see FAQs section for example images)
  • Video audition prepared using the provided guidelines (click the button below for further information including the guidelines)
  • Audition fee: $125 (inc. GST)

Registrations closed 

#Upper and Lower School

Levels 6-1 / Academic Years 7-12

Registrations are now closed for all scheduled Upper & Lower School auditions. 

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. Please complete this registration to audition for the 2024 intake into the Upper and Lower School and the Upper School Level 1 Contemporary Course.

Audition requirements:

  • Applicant & parent/carer (if auditionee is under 18yrs) details
  • Current headshot and full-length image (please see FAQs section for example images)
  • Audition fee: $125 (inc. GST)

See Upper and Lower School audition terms & conditions here.

#Pre-Professional Program

Post-secondary studies

Audition Dates:

  • 2nd September 2023 - Brisbane
  • 10th September 2023 - Melbourne. 

Registrations closed 

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.

Audition requirements:

  • Applicant & parent/carer (if auditionee is under 18) details
  • Current headshot and full-length image (please see FAQs section for example images)
  • Audition fee: $125 (inc. GST)

See Pre-Professional Program audition terms & conditions here.

#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.

Company auditions

#Academy International Auditions

Please note Academy auditions for 2024 are now closed.

See audition guidelines

#2024 Late Auditions

Please note Academy auditions for 2024 are now closed.

#More Information

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

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#Discover more

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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