Perform for BTQ
To audition for Ballet Theatre, you need to be studying Grade 4 RAD (or equivalent syllabus level) or above. For our new Junior Apprentice cohort, you need to be studying Grade 2 to 3 RAD (or equivalent) and be 8 to 10 years old.
Talented students from all dance schools are welcome to audition, with all dancers given an equal opportunity to shine on the day. Auditions include a master class taken by our Artistic Director (and guest adjudicators) in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.
Successful dancers are advised by email. Once accepted into the company, dancers rehearse alternate Sundays in term 3 and most Sundays in term 4. The 2023-2024 main company timetable is available here.
Junior Apprentices will commence rehearsals on the first day of the compulsory September week, including a photo shoot on October 22, three Sundays at the end of Term 4, and the compulsory January rehearsal and performance weeks as needed. The 2023-24 Junior Apprentice timetable is available here.
Rehearsals are usually held between 9 am and 5 pm at the studios of the Kelvin Grove Excellence Program in Kelvin Grove. They begin with company class, often taken by a guest artist from within the dance profession. Most classes are accompanied by a pianist.
Two weeks of intensive rehearsals are scheduled: the first week of the September school holidays and the week before the performance in January. These rehearsals are compulsory.
Ballet Theatre’s season of five to six performances at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) utilizes all dancers in two casts, giving every dancer the opportunity to perform a variety of roles.