Victorian State Ballet full timeCourse

Pre-Professional program


Victorian State Ballet full timeCourse Details

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


Our 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.


For all graduates interested in joining the program, the course encompasses five different seasons throughout the year, with between 20 – 25 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.


Main Subjects

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


Main Teachers

Michelle Sierra, Martin Sierra, Geraldine Griesheimer-Lett, Joanne Canning



When: Sunday 28th August 2016

Venue: 25 Brougham Street, Eltham

Times: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th August 2016

Audition class: will consist of a classical ballet class. Pointe work for ladies 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

-$45 application fee

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



1300 236 324

Head Office: 32 Lorraine Parade, Viewbank VIC 3084



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