Elite pathway auditions

The National Theatre Ballet School offers two dynamic and exciting programs that enable students to attend classes after school or experience training in a full-time environment. 

You will find all information on this page with links on how to apply,

please email auditions@nationaltheatre.org.au for any further information.

audition dates for 2023 entry
AUS Melbourne – held at the National Theatre Ballet School Studios
Elite Transitional
4:30 pm Thursday 1 September 2022 and 1 pm Saturday 3rd September 2022
1pm Saturday 3rd September 2022
Junior Elite
12pm Saturday 3rd September 2022

Digital video submission – AUS/NZ and International
Private audition with the Artistic Director – by arrangement

For further information please contact auditions@nationaltheatre.org.au 

Elite Program 11yrs+

The Elite Program is designed to prepare younger students for the physical demands of a full-time dance training program, and we ensure our programs are holistic and healthy to avoid injury. All pathways into full-time training are carefully prepared for each dancer because their progression is a journey unique to them. 

The students have an opportunity to undertake more hours (up to 12 hours) of study under the Elite Program to ensure that their training continues to grow and become more refined in technique and artistry. Entry to the Elite Program is by audition and interview.

Elite Transitional Program 14yrs+

At the National Theatre Ballet School, we encourage a well-rounded education because we know that this approach is highly valued in Dance. Students who undertake the Certificate IV in Dance train for 24 hours per week while studying their VCE  alongside the program. The Elite Transitional Program is developed and designed for students who are not quite ready for the full-time commitment and want to continue their education at their regular educational facility or with a distance education provider. 

The Elite Transitional Program provides students with the opportunity to attend two to three dance classes during the day in our full-time school environment. The program is tailored to suit the individual student and is flexible in delivery. Ensuring that their training grows and becomes more refined in technique and artistry.

Entry to the Elite Transition Program is by audition and interview.

Both programs enable the students to prepare physically and mentally for the rigors of Full-Time Ballet training.