Scholarship Awards

*** Scholarship Awards 2020 information and online enrolments will be available in February ***

The Australian Ballet School offers students from around Australia and internationally the opportunity to take part in The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards. These Scholarship Awards provide a pathway for students to display their artistic and technical abilities, through masterclasses and performance. In addition to the support provided by the prizes, this initiative is about coming together and participating with other like-minded students to advance skills, increase understanding and enthuse passion for ballet.

Prizes will include three supreme awards of a 12-month tuition scholarship, six runner-up prizes of a two-week training opportunity and further training sponsored opportunities at the School in the year following the Scholarship Awards. These scholarships will provide access to The Australian Ballet School’s training pathway that has led to the successful careers of dancers such as Amber Scott, Ty King-Wall, Dimity Azoury, Brett Chynoweth and Benedicte Bemet of The Australian Ballet, to name just a few.

“Informed by meaningful history and motivated by the exciting possibilities of the future of dance in Australia and abroad, The Australian Ballet School is committed to achieving exceptional student outcomes in a unique, nurturing culture that embraces creativity, artistic expression and passion. The Australian Ballet School’s philosophy is one that embraces maximising ability and producing thinking artists who are healthy in body and mind. Upon graduation students emerge fully prepared to fulfil their potential as members of The Australian Ballet and other dance companies around the world; as individuals capable of making valuable contributions to society. We are committed to creating an environment where students will be inspired and take that next big leap in their ballet dreams.”
- Lisa Pavane, Director of The Australian Ballet School

“The Australian Ballet School is one of the great vocational Ballet schools of world. It is very exciting that dancers from across the country will be able to come together to compete for opportunities to train at this prestigious school. For more than 50 years the majority of The Australian Ballet's dancers have trained through The Australian Ballet School and this Scholarship could be the beginning for the next generation of young dancers to also become members of our national company. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful initiative of The Australian Ballet School.”
- David McAllister AM, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards are an opportunity open to promising young dancers aged 10-17, who aspire to train in the School’s elite, vocational training programme. Our aims are:

  • To provide access to world class training and facilities at the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, through an opportunity to participate in masterclasses with staff of the School and perform before a panel of Australia’s highly respected dance professionals;
  • To provide financial scholarships to attend various training opportunities at the School; and
  • To support and encourage young dancers to pursue their training at the school of Australia’s national company, The Australian Ballet.

Scholarship Awards 2020

The next Scholarship Awards will be held in 2020.

Supreme Prizes: 3 x Full One-Year Scholarships to train at the School in 2021
Runner-Up Prizes: 6x Two-Week Training Opportunities to train at the School in 2021

Special Events

2020 Special Events TBC.

2018 Special Events were:

  • A performance of a pas de deux by Principal artists of The Australian Ballet.
  • A performance by senior students of The Australian Ballet School.

Applicant Information & Registration

Available early in 2020.


Stay tuned for special offers.


Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for further information, particularly section 18.