Be part of Snow White

Ballet Theatre Queensland will hold its next auditions on April 21st, prior applications are necessary to secure a spot.


Late applications will not be accepted.


General Audition Information

Ballet Theatre Queensland

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 masterclass viewed by our Artistic Director (and guest adjudicators) in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. This year Junior and Junior Apprentice dancers will also learn a short exercise to showcase their acting abilities. Intermediate and Senior dancers will learn a contemporary phrase as well as a series of pointe work exercises.

Successful dancers are advised by email. Once accepted into the company, dancers rehearse alternate Sundays in term 3 and all Sundays in term 4. The 2024/2025 main company timetable will be available here soon.

Junior Apprentice dancers will begin with the full company Orientation Day on the 2nd of June. The 2024/2025 Junior Apprentice timetable will be available here soon.

Rehearsals are between 9 am and 5 pm at the studios at 57 Hayward Street, Stafford. They begin with company class, taken by The Artistic Director, Rehearsal Director or a professional guest artist, often accompanied by a pianist. The remainder of the day is split up into rehearsals for the upcoming production.

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) utilises all dancers in two casts, giving every dancer the opportunity to perform a variety of roles.

Video Audition Information

Ballet Theatre Queensland

In person auditions are preferable, however video auditions are available if you are unable to attend on the day. To be considered, applications, audition fees and videos must be submitted prior to the audition date. The video must include:
– No more than 10 minutes of footage.
– Barre Work: Plies, tendus, adage and grand battement.
– Center work: Adage, center practice including pirouettes or pirouette preparation, warm-up allegro, and grand allegro (Junior level and above)

Intermediate and Senior
-Pointe work: echappes and releves, center practice including a pose arabesque and pose pirouettes en diagonal (if studied prior) OR a classical variation en pointe. 
We aim to make this process as simple as possible, so students can be filmed during their regular classes, studio and teachers permitting. The video does not have to be high quality, just clearly showing the movement of the dancer not too far from the camera. No special filming techniques required. 

Videos are to be sent as an accessible Youtube or Vimeo link. Straight Mp4 or any other formats will not be accepted. Links are to be included in the application form. Any missing information or unlabeled videos will not be accepted. Please ensure you have submitted your application and state ‘video application’ in the form.

BTQ Levels

aligned with Ballet Syllabus

Please note the following alignments are a guide for BTQ auditions and Intensive Applications only.

BTQ staff and teachers take the dancer and their technical and artistic abilities into consideration when placing them in the appropriate level once company and/or intensive classes have commenced

ACB – Pre Level 1 and Level 1
AICD – Grade 2 and 3
Cecchetti – Grade 1, 2 and 3
RAD – Grade 2 and 3
QBA Foundation – Level 9 and 10

BTQ JUNIOR (Approx. Ages 10-12)
ACB – Level 2, 3 and 4
AICD – Grade 4 and 5
Cecchetti – Grade 4, 5, 6 and Intermediate Foundation
RAD – Grade 4, 5 and Intermediate Foundation
QBA – Academy Level 6, Foundation Level 7 and 8

BTQ INTERMEDIATE (Approx. Ages 12-14)
ACB – Level 5
AICD – Grade 6 and Intermediate
Cecchetti – Intermediate
RAD – Intermediate and Advanced Foundation
QBA – Academy level 5
PLEASE NOTE: Intermediate dancers are required to have a minimum of 1 year training in pointe shoes at the time of auditions

BTQ SENIOR (Approx. Ages 14+)
ACB – Senior level
AICD – Advanced 1 and Advanced 2
Cecchetti – Advanced 1 and Advanced 2
RAD – Advanced 1 and Advanced 2
QBA – Academy Level 4
PLEASE NOTE: Senior dancers are required to have a minimum of 2 years training in pointe shoes at the
time of auditions

Ballet Theatre Queensland Fees*
*Upon a successful audition and admission into the company

Main Company Fees: Junior, Intermediate and Senior

The fees for the Snow White season, including 32 rehearsal days and 5-6 days in the theatre are $1800 with an additional $300 costume levy ($2,100 total). 

Junior Apprentice Company Fees

The fees for the Snow White season, including 19 rehearsal days and 5-6 days in the theatre are $1000 with an additional $300 costume levy ($1,300 total). 

2 Bursary scholarships are available, and once selected into the company, dancers and families are able to apply to be considered. 

Payments can be made in part payments after acceptance.


Explore the year ahead

Our Main Company Dancers calendar covers Junior, Intermediate and Senior Dancers, whilst our Junior Apprentice Dancers is separate. See the correct one below: