Queensland Ballet's hallmarks are the youthful energy of its 24 dancers, its commitment to technical excellence, and the highly varied repertoire it presents.
Founded Charles Lisner OBE in 1960 and led by Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer, François Klaus, the Company presents approximately 100 performances each year as the State ballet company of Queensland. In addition to performances in Brisbane, the Company tours to regional Queensland, as well as making interstate and overseas visits.
Queensland Ballet's varied repertoire ranges from popular classics and full-length story ballets to new works in a variety of dance styles by reputed international dancer-makers as well as emerging local talents.
The Company's suite of training programs provides opportunities for dance students from as young as 11 to work with the Company and its artistic staff. The skill and experience of these artists ensures the high standard of training offered in the Junior Extension Program and Professional Year, as well as through the Queensland Dance School of Excellence, a program offered in partnership with Education Queensland.