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As the national centre for vocational classical dance since 1964, The Australian Ballet School plays a central role in the history and future of dance. The Australian Ballet School’s aim is to produce artistic, educated and outstanding dancers of international standard.

Over the years the School’s vocational ballet training program has been extended to an intensive eight-level course aimed toward producing dancers of the highest international standard, who are technically outstanding, artistic, educated and can successfully represent their art form at the highest level, both locally and internationally. The training program extends beyond classical ballet training to incorporate an academic education program up to and including VCE level. Presently, the academic program is provided by the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS).

The Australian Ballet School has developed a successful track record in producing dancers of the highest calibre and has thereby been able to meet the vocational needs of the Australian Ballet and other important state and international dance companies. Typically, 90% of the school's graduates secure contracts of employment with professional dance companies within six months of graduation.

The Australian Ballet School aims to assist as many students as possible, and at the most   optimum level achievable, through our Bursary Program

The aim of our Bursary Program is to ensure a talented young dancer is never turned away due to lack of financial means and to help our students fulfill their dream to dance professionally.

We are a talent-based organisation with a strict audition process and entry criteria. Securing a place at the School is a privilege worked very hard for, and a dream come true for our students.


Waratah Education Foundation supported the Bursary program

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