The annual Program enables a small group
of young dancers from around the world to join Queensland Ballet to
refine their technique, access performance opportunities and enjoy elite
mentoring. The dancers have opportunities to perform alongside
Principals, as part of the Company ensemble, and with guest artists from
around the world.
The Jette Parker Young Artist Program is named in honour of Jette
Parker of Oak Foundation, whose visionary support has enabled this
initiative. Oak Foundation comprises a group of philanthropic
organisations based in various countries around the world and, since its
establishment in 1983, has made over 2,700 grants to not-for-profit
organisations across the globe. Queensland Ballet is also grateful to
the Patricia Macdonald Memorial Foundation, Frazer Family Foundation,
Simon and Catriona Mordant, Stack Family Foundation and Liz and Graeme
Wikman for their generous contributions towards the Program.
Annual auditions will be held late 2019, for 2020 enrolments.