2 Kavanagh St Southbank VIC 3006, Australia +61 3 9669 2807
http://www.australianballetschool.com.au/ ask@australianballetschool.com.au
  • Director Marilyn Rowe
  • Established 1962
  • Founder Dame Margaret Scott
  • Location 2 Kavanagh St Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
  • Status Active
  • Type Private
  • Vice principal http://www.australianballetschool.com.au/
The Australian Ballet School will continue to produce dancers of the highest calibre for our parent company, The Australian Ballet and companies around the world. Our aim is to balance the rigorous demands of professional training with a creative, caring and challenging environment where excellence can flourish. Our environment is conducive to producing artistic, educated and outstanding dancers of the highest international standard. We aim to nurture young talent so that every provision is made for the best to be the best – to guide students to develop into well-balanced human beings, with a strong ethical sense – well fed in body, mind and spirit.
The Australian Ballet School offers a well established and internationally recognised Full-Time Programme of vocational dance training.
Further information about the academic components can be found here.

Level 4:
Level 4 is currently the first year of full-time training. It is offered alongside academic year 8 or 9 at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS). Students in Level 4 are expected to achieve well in their academic studies as well as consolidate and expand their technical and artistic dance skills.

Level 5 & 6:
The Levels 5 & 6 comprise the Diploma of Dance. This is an accredited qualification studied in conjunction with year 10 and year 11 academic studies including allied subjects such as Music, Performance Psychology, Nutrition and Cultural Studies.

Level 7:
Students in Level 7 enrol in the Advanced Diploma of Dance, a qualification combining comprehensive dance training with a strong onsite academic programme. The course focus is on technical training and artistic development, preparing students for the dance professionStudents also complete their secondary schooling, gaining the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

Level 8, The Graduate Year:
The Graduate Year students enrol in the accredited Vocational Graduate Diploma in Classical Ballet. This qualification prepares students for the dance profession at a virtuoso level by refining their dance technique and developing their professional skills through career development activities and performances, including a secondment with The Australian Ballet’s Dancers Company.

The Australian Ballet School is located within The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre in Melbourne, at 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank. The School shares its premises with The Australian Ballet. The Australian Ballet School is located in the heart of the diverse arts & cultural precinct of Melbourne nearby the Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Recital Centre, the ABC, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Iwaki Auditorium, the Melbourne Theatre Company, the Victorian College of the Arts, Federation Square and various other arts and cultural organisations.