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Pre-Professional Program (Post School)
Upper and Lower School (Levels 6–1 | Year 7-12)
Guest Academy Program (Levels 6–4 | Year 7-9)
Foundation Program (Levels 9-7 | Year 3-6)

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).

Upper and Lower School (Levels 6 – 1): Professional dance training delivered alongside secondary academic studies at Kelvin Grove State College (Years 7 – 12). Includes the new Transitional Course at Level 1, preparing students for a career pathway in the contemporary, modern or neo-classical genres.

Studies at Kelvin Grove State College (Years 7-12). Includes the new Transitional Course at Level 1, preparing students for a career pathway in the contemporary, modern, or neo-classical genres.

Guest Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4): Caters for advanced students living outside the Brisbane metropolitan area, and providing 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).


• Pointe
• Male technique
• Repertoire
• Pas de deux
• Contemporary dance
• Classical character and historical dance
• Male fitness
• Body conditioning

Additional subjects* include:

• Ballet history
• Career preparation
• Choreography and improvisation
• Drama and mime
• Musicality studies
• Nutrition
• Performance psychology
• Safe dance practice

*Subjects vary based on level of training.


Artistic Director: Li Cunxin AO
Academy Director: Christian Tátchev
Head of Upper School & Resident Choreographer: Paul Boyd
Head of Lower School: Veronika Sheremetieva
Head of Contemporary Dance & Resident Choreographer: Louise Deleur
Pre-Professional Program Coordinator: Camilo Ramos
Foundation Program Coordinator: Kym Stokes
Guest Academy Program Coordinator: Guy Wheatstone
Senior Academy Teacher: Elena Kozhemyachenko
Academy Teachers: Grant Aris, Tabitha Buttsworth, Gary Dionysius, Lisa Edwards, Clare Morehen, Claire Phipps-Males
Associate Teachers: Louise Drysdale, Anthony Lewis, John Sandurski, Melissa Tattam, Amelia Waller
Pianists: Gary Dionysius, Benjamin Drozdovskii, Michelle Kim, Mark Leung, Lucas Lynch, Brett Sturdy, Nick Tyler, Catherine Yu
Physiotherapists: Louise Drysdale, Melissa Tattam


Pre-Professional Program auditions:
Brisbane on 10 September 2022
Melbourne on 11 September 2022

*Registrations close 19 August 2022.

Academy Program auditions:
Brisbane for Upper and Lower School on 27 August 2022
*Registrations close on 15 August

Melbourne for Upper School on 21 August 2022
Sydney on 4 September 2022

Interstate auditions are run as part of the Elite Training Series, and participants may elect to attend the audition only, or participate in the entire event.

Guest Academy Program (Levels 6 – 4)*: Auditions are via video submission only. Submissions close on 3 November.
Foundation Program (Levels 9 – 7) Selection Experience:
Brisbane in November 2022 (exact date TBC)

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

Additional Information

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


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