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About Academy

#Our Purpose

Developing the artists of the future is central to Queensland Ballet’s strategic vision.


Under the supervision of Artistic Director, Li Cunxin AO and Academy Director, Christian Tátchev, Queensland Ballet Academy offers industry-focused ballet training programs for gifted students from 8 years of age through to career employment. Queensland Ballet’s acclaimed faculty fosters technical and artistic excellence, while providing unique professional performance opportunities alongside the Company.

Queensland Ballet Academy at Kelvin Grove State College is a transformational, educational and artistic collaboration, seamlessly delivering world leading practice in professional ballet training, underpinned by agile futures-focused learning pathways with an explicit focus on student-centred wellbeing.

Official Partnership

As the official Academy of Queensland Ballet we train and nurture students from around the world, in a professional, world class setting

Continued Legacy

Continuing the founder’s legacy and sustaining the artform with a future workforce of adaptive practitioners who will build a new legacy

Student Springboard

To act as a springboard for each student developing their creativity, curiosity and technical ballet proficiency to propel them through their life

Training Professionals

To train professional ballet artists who are academically empowered and equipped with key attributes to best position them for their aspirations

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Support Academy

Queensland Ballet Academy would not be where it is today without the generous support of donors who share our vision.

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School holiday programs

Each year Queensland Ballet Academy offers holiday workshops and events to enhance students' ballet skills, and to give them a taste of Academy training.

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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