Academy audition FAQs

Information for 2023 Academy auditions can be found below.

Queensland Ballet Academy 2023 auditions are as follows.

Pre-Professional Program:

  • Brisbane - 10 September 2022
  • Melbourne - 11 September 2022

Academy Program Levels 6-4:

  • Brisbane - 27 August 2022

Academy Program Levels 3-1:

  • Brisbane - 27 August 2022
  • Melbourne - 21 August 2022 
  • Sydney - 4 September 2022

Guest Academy Program*:

  • Online via video audition – registrations will open later in the year and submissions will close on 3 November 2022

Foundation Program Selection Experience:

  • 13 June 2022 for Semester 2 2022 intake
  • November date to be announced for our 2023 intake

*Applications for the Guest Academy Program will open later in the year.

Pre-Professional Program - only international applicants are eligible to submit a video audition for this program. Please email if you are unable to attend the scheduled audition dates.

Academy Program - only international applicants are eligible to submit a video audition for this program. Please email if you are unable to attend the scheduled audition dates.

Guest Academy Program- yes auditions for our 2023 program are only held via video audition.

Foundation Program – no, we will hold two Selection Experiences per year for entry into this program.

Audition registrations close 2 weeks before the audition date.

Once audition registrations close, late registrations may be considered; however, priority will be given to registrations received within the timeline advised above.

Audition classes will be scheduled between 8.30am-5.00pm on the audition date. An email will be issued the week prior to the audition date which will include detailed information about the event and the facilities. 

Please note that we are unable to advise of your specific audition class time earlier, as the schedule for the day is dependent on the number of registrations.

  • Boys: full-length tights, fitted t-shirt, socks and ballet flats (shoes).
  • Girls: leotard, pink ballet tights and ballet flats (shoes)*.

*Pointe shoes will also be required for those auditioning for the Pre-Professional Program and Academy Program Levels 3 - 1 (Years 10 - 12) only.

Please bring your dance attire, a water bottle and any medication if required (e.g. asthma puffer or EpiPen). On the audition day, you will receive an audition number to pin to the front of your leotard/t shirt. 

Please also ensure that QB Academy is notified in advance (by a parent/carer for students under 18) if you have any severe allergies or medical conditions that may affect your participation in the audition class by emailing

Please note, camera’s and mobile phones are not permitted in the studio.

1 x recent headshot of the registrant (neat ballet hairstyles and minimal/no make-up).

1 x recent full body shot, wearing ballet attire, in a classical ballet position (examples of positions and images are listed below).

Academy and Guest Academy Program Levels 6 - 4 (Years 7 - 9): tendu a la seconde with arms in second position, standing in first position facing towards or away from the barre.

Academy Program Levels 3 - 1 (Years 10 - 12) and Pre-Professional Program: as above, or standing in arabesque in profile (a terre or en l'air, and en pointe for the ladies).

Please note that these photos do not need to be professional quality.

Applicants will be notified of their audition result via email by the following dates:

  • Academy Program: Monday 12 September
  • Pre-Professional Program: Monday 26 September
  • Guest Academy Program: Date to be announced

As is industry practice, no feedback regarding the result of the audition will be provided to applicants and/or parents/carers.

Successful applicants will be advised by email with the result of their audition (see dates above). They will then have 2 weeks to either accept or decline the offer provided, before beginning the next stage of the enrolment process. 

On accepting the offer, successful applicants will be sent an Enrolment Package and may be advised to have a GP complete a Medical Form. Successful applicants for the Academy Program will also be asked to complete an Expression of Interest form for Kelvin Grove State College as part of the enrolment process. Full details will be provided.

Unsuccessful applicants will be advised by email with the result of their audition (see dates above). No feedback regarding the result of their audition will be given to applicants and/or their parents/carers.

The Academy Program is run in collaboration with the Department of Education and there is an appeals process available to unsuccessful applicants wishing to appeal on the grounds of procedural fairness only. Please note that the appeals process will close seven days after the results for the auditions are issued.

Unsuccessful applicants may audition again in the future.

The Academy accepts students based on their skill level and suitability for our training programs. The number of successful applicants varies each year.

Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to continue working hard towards their goals and are welcome to re-audition in the future.

In the event that Queensland Ballet Academy are unable to run in-person auditions, or you are unable to attend due to current COVID-19 restrictions, video auditions will be requested. Please refer to the audition terms and conditions for further information.

International applicants are advised to email for further information.

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