ABS About Us

About Us

The Australian Ballet School is Australia’s national centre for elite vocational classical  dance training.

Over 55 years The Australian Ballet School has transformed hundreds of young and aspiring dancers and produced artists of the highest calibre for The Australian Ballet and other significant dance companies around Australia and the world.

The Australian Ballet School aims to balance the rigorous demands of professional training with a unique and nurturing environment where creativity and excellence can flourish. We are informed by history, and motivated by the exciting possibilities of the future of dance in Australia and abroad.

The Australian Ballet School develops artistic leaders of the future. Our graduates include the Artistic Director and most of the Principal Artists of The Australian Ballet, world famous choreographers such as Graeme Murphy AM and Meryl Tankard, and dancers who have succeeded in the very best international companies; such as Hannah O'Neill of Paris Opera Ballet.

The Australian Ballet School offers world-class facilities, located in the heart of Melbourne and resided in the renowned arts precinct. The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, home of The Australian Ballet School and The Australian Ballet, offers an inspiring environment for our young dancers to flourish.
In 2019, 107 students were enrolled in our highly sought-after Training Programme. Our eight-level accredited programme combines studio dance training and academic classroom studies, led by expert teachers and supported by health and wellbeing professionals. For more information on our Training Programme, please visit Students.

The Public Programme is available to students who wish to learn ballet in a recreational capacity.