Queensland Ballet Academy AuditionsCourses

Pre-Professional Program

Academy Program (Levels 6 – 1)

Guest Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4)

Foundation Program (Levels 9 – 7)

Queensland Ballet Academy Auditions
Course Details

Pre-Professional Program: Full-time finishing year offering outstanding young dancers the real-world preparation needed to join a professional company (post-school).


Academy Program (Levels 6 – 1): Professional ballet training delivered alongside secondary academic studies at Kelvin Grove State College (Years 7 – 12).


Guest Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4): Caters for elite students living outside the Brisbane metropolitan area and provides professional training with our world-class faculty during a five-day visit each term of the Queensland state school calendar (Years 7 – 9).


Foundation Program (Levels 9 – 7): Designed as an introduction to professional ballet training for children, delivered after school each weekday during term time (ages 8 – 11 / Years 3 – 6).

Main Subjects

Classical Ballet


Male Technique

Pas de Deux


Classical Character Dance

Contemporary Dance

Body Conditioning

Male Fitness

Live Performance

*Subjects vary depending on the program.


Main Teachers

Teaching staff across the various programs include:

Academy Director: Christian Tátchev

Head of Pre-Professional Program: Zenia Tátcheva and Wim Broeckx

Head of Academy Program (Upper Levels): Paul Boyd

Head of Academy Program (Lower Levels): Veronika Sheremetieva

Contemporary Program Coordinator: Louise Deleur

Guest Academy Program Coordinator: Guy Wheatstone

Foundation Program Coordinator: Kym Stokes

Senior Teacher: Elena Kozhemyachenko

Teachers: Tabitha Buttsworth, Gary Dionysius, Lisa Edwards, Clare Morehen, Claire Phipps, and Amelia Waller

Associate Teachers: Louise Drysdale, Anthony Lewis, and Melissa Tattam



Pre-Professional Program 2022

Melbourne 5 September 2021

Brisbane 11 September 2021


Academy Program (Levels 3 – 1) 2022

Brisbane 28 August 2021

Sydney 29 August 2021

Melbourne 5 September 2021


Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4) 2022

Brisbane 4 September 2021


Guest Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4) 2022

Brisbane 13 November 2021


Foundation Program (Levels 9 – 7) 2022

No audition required. Entry is based on the outcome of participation in a Selection Experience in Brisbane in November 2021.


Register for an audition by visiting www.queenslandballet.com.au/auditions



Queensland Ballet Academy

Email: academy@queenslandballet.com.au

Phone: 07 3013 6665

Address: Gate 1, 101 L’Estrange Terrace, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059