Queensland Ballet AcademyCourse

Pre-Professional Program
Senior Program 

Queensland Ballet Academy
Course Details

Queensland Ballet is passionate about developing the artists of the future. The Company provides a clear career pathway through intensive training to produce young ballet dancers whose talents and abilities are internationally sought-after.


Queensland Ballet Academy’s training programs are supervised by Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Academy Director Christian Tátchev. Students from age 10 upwards can enjoy the benefits of training at the home of this world-class ballet company through the Jette Parker Young Artist, Pre-Professional Program, Senior and Associate Programs.


The developing talents of our young dancers are showcased in standalone performances and other events, as well as within Company productions when possible.


The Pre-Professional Program is a full-time, final training year that  gives students the preparation they require before joining a professional company. Students undertake intensive daily training to develop their skills to the highest artistic and technical standards. Students graduating from the Pre-Professional Program will be encouraged to audition for professional ballet and contemporary dance companies.


Queensland Ballet Academy’s Senior Program is a world class training program, in partnership with Kelvin Grove State College, which provides talented students the opportunity to pursue intensive ballet training while completing face-to-face senior academic studies in Years 10 to 12. Students who successfully complete the Senior Program graduate with a Queensland Certificate of Education and an OP or tertiary entrance ranking.

Main Subjects

Pre-Professional Program classes include classical ballet, male technique, pointe, pas de deux, repertoire, contemporary dance, male fitness, body conditioning and Pilates.


Senior Program classes for Year 11 and 12 students include classical ballet, male technique, pointe, pas de deux, repertoire, classical character dance, contemporary dance, male fitness, body conditioning and Pilates. Classes for students in Year 10 include ballet, male technique, pointe, repertoire, contemporary dance and body conditioning.


Main Teachers

Queensland Ballet Academy teaching staff across the various programs include Christian TátchevPaul BoydElena KozhemyachenkoZenia Tátcheva, Veronika Sheremetieva, Louise Deleur and Anthony Lewis.



Brisbane – Sat 9 September: Senior Program.

Brisbane – Sun 10 September: Jette Parker Young Artists and Pre-Professional Program.

Sydney – Sat 23 September: Jette Parker Young Artists, Pre-Professional and Senior Programs.

Melbourne – Sun 24 September: Jette Parker Young Artists, Pre-Professional and Senior Programs.

Brisbane – Sun 5 November: Associate Program.



Queensland Ballet Academy

07 3013 6666

Thomas Dixon Centre

406 Montague Rd

West End QLD 4101





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