Auditions

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.

#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. 

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#Foundation Program

Levels 10-7 / Academic Years Prep-6


2025 Semester 1 – Foundation Program

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.

Audition applications open: 1 August 2024
Audition applications close: 11 November 2024 (11.59pm)
Audition date: 18 November 2024 (Brisbane)

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

Please complete the following expression of interest form to be contacted once Foundation Program Semester 1 2025 audition registrations open.

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#Guest Academy Program

Levels 6-4 / Academic Years 7-9


2025 Guest Academy Program (video audition)

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.

Audition applications open: 1 July 2024
Audition applications close: 1 November 2024 (11.59pm)

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)

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Guest Academy Program auditions will be held exclusively via video audition, please complete the Expression of Interest form below to receive a notification once auditions open.

Audition Expression of Interest

#Upper and Lower School

Levels 6-1 / Academic Years 7-12


2025 Upper and Lower School

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.

Audition applications open: 1 May 2024
Audition applications close: 5 August 2024 (11.59pm)

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)

Brisbane Audition
Date: 24 August 2024 (Brisbane)

Sydney Audition & Elite Training Series*
Date: Sunday 18 August 2024
Location: The McDonald College - 17 George Street, North Strathfield NSW 2137

Melbourne Audition & Elite Training Series*
Date: Sunday 1 September 2024
Location: Melbourne Academy of the Arts (MAARTS) – 74 Herald Street, Cheltenham VIC 3192

*Sydney and Melbourne auditions are held as part of our Elite Training Series events. Please visit the events page to learn more about the Elite Training Series.

Please read the event Terms and Conditions before registering.

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#Pre-Professional Program

Post-secondary studies


2025 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. Pre-Professional Program students must be turning 18 years of age within the year of commencement.

Audition applications open: 1 May 2024
Audition applications close: 19 August 2024 (11.59pm)

Melbourne Audition
Audition date: 8 September 2024 

Brisbane Audition
Audition date: 14 September 2024 

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)

Please read the event Terms and Conditions before registering.

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#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


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)

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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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#Discover more


Academy Fees

Find out information relating to Academy fees and financial support.

FAQs

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

Events

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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