Academy Auditions

Queensland Ballet Academy is passionate about developing the artists of the future, providing a clear career pathway through intensive training, to produce young ballet dancers whose talent and ability are internationally sought-after.

Auditions for our Pre-Professional Program, Academy Program and Guest Academy Program, are held annually in the later half of the year, for the following year's intake.

The Audition Process

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 Academy Program Levels 1-2 / years 11 & 12 and Transitional Course applicants only.

Auditions for the Guest Academy Program will be held via video audition submission only.

#Foundation Program

Levels 9-7 / Academic Years 3-6
2022 Semester 2 Intake

Selection Experience: Brisbane 13th June

Selection Experience Registration closes 3rd June

Now the first point of entry into the Queensland Ballet Academy's professional training pathway, the Foundation Program will see boys and girls from 8 – 11 years old enjoy an introduction to elite ballet training. 

Application requirements:

  • Applicant & parent/carer details
  • Current student headshot (please see FAQs section for example image)
  • Selection Experience fee: $25 (inc. GST)

Read Foundation Program Selection Experience terms & conditions here.


#Guest Academy Program

Levels 6 - 4 / Academic Years 7 – 9

Audition: Via video audition submission only

Audition submissions for 2023 close 3 November

The Guest Academy Program provides a unique, world-class training opportunity for elite students based outside the Brisbane metropolitan area. These areas may include the wider South East Queensland area, intrastate / interstate or international locations.

Application requirements:

  • Applicant & parent/carer details
  • Current headshot and full-length image (please see FAQs section for example images)
  • Audition fee: $125 (inc. GST)

Applications will open on the 27th June 2022.
Terms and conditions and video audition guidelines will be provided.

#Academy Program

Levels 6 - 1 / Academic Years 7 – 12

QLD auditions:

  • Brisbane (Upper and Lower School) 27th August

Auditions for 2023 close 15 August

Interstate auditions:

  • Melbourne (Upper School) 21st August*
  • Sydney (Upper School) 4th September*

*These auditions are run as part of our Elite Training Series event. Audition applicants may choose to attend the audition only, or participate in the entire event. For further information please read more about the Sydney and Melbourne Elite Training Series events.

The Academy Program is 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.

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)

See Academy Program audition terms & conditions here.


#Pre-Professional Program

Post-secondary studies


  • Brisbane: 10th September 2022
  • Melbourne: 11th September 2022

Auditions for 2023 close 19 August 2022

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.

Audition requirements:

  • Applicant & parent/carer (if auditionee is under 18) details
  • Current headshot and full-length image (please see FAQs section for example images)
  • Audition fee: $125 (inc. GST)

See Pre-Professional Program auditions terms & conditions here.


#Jette Parker Young Artist and Company auditions

Queensland Ballet auditions for apprenticeship and company positions can be accessed on the company auditions webpage. 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.

Company auditions

#Academy international auditions

International applicants for the Academy Program and Pre-Professional Program may submit a video audition as the first stage in the application process for these programs. Please email for further information including Queensland Ballet Academy's video audition requirements.

#Late auditions

Late applications and mid-year enrolment may be possible, please enquire by contacting us with the prospective student's details and the program they wish to apply for via email to

#More information

Need more information? Find out about photo requirements, eligibility for video auditions, dance attire and more.

Read FAQs

#Discover more

Academy fees

Find out all information relating to Academy fees and financial support.


Have more questions about Academy's training programs? Find more information with our frequently asked questions.


Academy programs require students to participate in an audition process before enrolling.

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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