The Ruth Lane Memorial Bursary gives a talented dancer in their final Academy Program year the opportunity to continue their professional training without financial constraint. 

Established in 2021 after celebrated Australian dance teacher, the late Ruth Lane, gifted a bequest to Queensland Ballet Academy to enable passionate young dancers to follow their dreams, the bursary covers the annual tuition fee for the Academy Program Level 1. Students completing this year are typically undertaking full-time dance training alongside a Year 12 academic study load at Kelvin Grove State College, and wish to pursue a professional career in ballet or dance. 

Level 1 Upper School student Jye was delighted to be awarded the bursary for his 2022 training year. The inaugural recipient aspires to become a professional dancer and credits the bursary for enabling further career progression. 

“My greatest passion in life is to pursue a career in dance. I am truly appreciative of the opportunity to continue elite training at Queensland Ballet Academy in 2022 and this would never be possible without the support of the Ruth Lane Memorial Bursary,” Jye said. 

“This financial assistance will have a long-lasting impact on my life goals.  I only hope that one day I can make meaningful contributions to help future dancers achieve their goals, just as you have helped me.” 

Bursary recipients are selected by an assessment panel, which includes Queensland Ballet Academy Director Christian Tátchev, through an annual scholarship and bursary application and assessment process. 

For more information on the Ruth Lane Memorial Bursary, how to apply, or how to become a bursary donor, click here

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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