Performances & Events - Overview


The Australian Ballet School presents two major productions each year. Showcase is offered in Melbourne and one other city, and usually takes place in September. Our end of year production happens at Arts Centre Melbourne in December.

Students also perform a morning programme at various venues across Melbourne in May; usually Arts Centre Melbourne, Clocktower in Moonee Ponds and Frankston Arts Centre. Our Level 8 students may also have the opportunity to perform with The Dancers Company, on The Australian Ballet’s regional tour.

Every two years students from Australia and overseas have the opportunity to take part in The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards. This event provides a pathway for students to display their artistic and technical abilities, through masterclasses and performance; with the best students earning scholarships and training opportunities with the School. Members of the public are invited to enjoy the onstage performances.

Every year the School holds a Health and Well-being Workshop which is beneficial for the education of dance industry professionals and is often also of interest to dance students and their parents. Past events have been on the topics of Inner Strength, The Young Dancer’s Mind and Pointe Matters.

Our annual Public Access Day is always a special event on the School’s calendar and provides everyone with a chance to see the students training in the state of the art facilities of The Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre in Melbourne. Public Access Day is hosted by The Australian Ballet Society.

2018 Calendar

15 May

Morning Melodies at Arts Centre Melbourne


18 May  

Daytime Music and Theatre at Frankston Arts Centre


22 May  

Morning Music at Clocktower Moonee Ponds


8 - 10 June                       

Scholarship Awards

14 - 23 June

Le Sacré
A circus and ballet ensemble collaboration

July / August                    

The Dancers Company Regional Tour

9 September  

Showcase Melbourne                     


10 September

Health and Well-being Workshop


22 September 

Showcase Canberra

21 October

Music Behind the Dance


Saturday 17 November                        

Public Access Day

December                        

End of Year Performance