The National Theatre
Ballet School

The National Theatre Ballet School: Training world-class dancers for more than 80 years

One of Australia’s preeminent dance training institutions, the National Theatre Ballet School is devoted to providing exceptional dance training to students of all ages.

Led by Artistic Director Damian Smith, a renowned former Principal Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, our diverse and highly accomplished teaching faculty deliver a comprehensive dance education. The School aims to inspire a life long passion for dance.

The Ballet School is located in Melbourne’s iconic National Theatre. Students will enjoy training in our heritage-listed building and performing in the 800-seat professional theatre.

We welcome enquiries from young people, their parents or caregivers looking to pursue their love of dance.
Contact the Ballet School on (03) 9534 0224 or email enquiries@nationaltheatre.org.au.

The National Theatre Ballet School offers a wide variety of dance training including full-time accredited courses, full-time emerging artist program, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus, contemporary, jazz and tap from junior to senior levels. The school also provides Extension & Elite programs, by audition.

Full-time Accredited Dance Course:

Learn more about our ballet and dance classes for children, teens and adults.