Victorian State Ballet full timeCourse

Emerging Artist Programs

Pre-Professional Program/Finishing Year

Victoria State Ballet Full TimeSenior Program

Course Details

The pre-professional program is an initiative to provide emerging artists with the highest level of classical ballet training in technical and artistic skill for today's dance industry standards.


Victoria State Ballet Full TimeOur internationally recognised faculty offers daily training and coaching in classical ballet, contemporary dance, pas de deux, pointe work, male technique, production, artistic coaching, repertoire & body conditioning/pilates for potential employment with the Victorian State Ballet and other major Australian & International ballet companies. The company course offers a unique platform of opportunities to graduate students to open up their professional dance career. These include exposure to the daily life of working in a professional company in rehearsal and performance with VSB's Company productions and events. 


The one year intensive program provides an apprentice style course in which dancers will be exposed to some of Australia’s best choreographers to help improve their level of technique & artistry by performing on a regular basis a vast variety of challenging and diverse neo-classical and contemporary choreographies and full length classical repertoire ballets.


The course encompasses seven different seasons throughout the year, with approx 30 -40 performances, plus workshops and interstate performances. The programs are extremely intense, focusing on developing strength and stamina and mastering our unique contemporary ballet style and classical ballet repertoire through training, rehearsal and performance.


The Senior Program provides a well-grounded, nurturing program catered to support students 15years to 18years embarking on a professional career in dance whilst completing their academic studies. The students have access to tailored coaching and regular performance opportunities. The Senior Program students receive wonderful mentoring by VSB’s Principal Artists.


Main Subjects

Classical ballet, pointe training, male technique, contemporary dance, conditioning/stretching/pilates, pas de deux, male & female artistic coaching, classical ballet repertoire, jazz technique, choreography, production, mentoring, touring.


Main Teachers

Michelle Sierra, Martin Sierra, Geraldine Griesheimer-Lett, Joanne Canning, Louise Dowling, Adrian Dimitrievitch, Jason Law.




Pre-Professional Program/Finishing Year

When: Saturday 9th September 2017 – Studio 1

Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Senior Program

When: Saturday 9th September 2017 – Studio 2

Tines: 9:30am – 12:30pm 


When: Sunday 10th September 2017

Venue: 29/10 Mirra Court, Bundoora

Times: 9:30pm - 12:30pm

Closing date for applications:

Friday 1st September 2017 

Audition class: will consist of a classical ballet class. Pointe work for ladies and coda work for the males will be required in centre practice and allegro. Prepared classical ballet repertoire variations of own choice will be required for both male & female auditionees.

Call backs & interviews will take place directly after the audition.

Audition attire: neat ballet attire.

Requirements prior to auditioning:

-Completed application form

-CV, head & full body shots

-$50 application fee

Auditioning via DVD
DVD auditions are accepted for regional/interstate students. Footage must include at least 20 minutes of barre and 30 minutes of centre work (pirouettes and allegro must be included), and male codas and pointe work for females. Both full front-on and side-on views must be included. A recognised classical repertoire variation must be shown.



1300 236 324

Head Office: 32 Lorraine Parade, Viewbank VIC 3084



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