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Vision Statement

Honour the past, achieve in the present, create the future.

Beliefs and Values

Informed by meaningful history and motivated by the exciting possibilities of the future of dance in Australia and abroad, the School is committed to achieving exceptional student outcomes in a unique, nurturing culture that embraces creativity, artistic expression and passion.


As Australia's national centre for elite vocational classical dance and the school of The Australian Ballet, we aspire to be at the forefront, internationally, as providers of a unique, professional dance training programme that:

  • produces dancers with a distinctive Australian style
  • balances technique and artistry with educational needs and holistic care
  • trains teachers and develops the artistic leaders of the future
  • advances the art of ballet

    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.

    "producing artistic, educated and outstanding
    dancers of the highest international standard."

    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.