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With 27 young, athletic and technically accomplished dancers, we are a vibrant and creative company that connects people across Queensland with dance through a varied program of exciting and challenging works throughout the year. One of only three full-time professional ballet companies in Australia, we are proud to be the centre of dance in Queensland and part of our State's thriving arts culture.
Under the artistic direction of French-born François Klaus since 1998, we present around 100 performances every year. Our repertoire ranges from popular classics and full-length story ballets to new works in a variety of dance styles by reputed Australian and international choreographers, as well as emerging local talents. Works that appeal to children and families are also a much-loved feature of our annual program.
As well as performing in Brisbane, we tour annually to large and small theatres throughout Queensland. With our audiences growing each year, we have a reputation for passionate and innovative performance nationally and internationally.
Our Company‚Äôs home is the historic Thomas Dixon Centre for Dance in Brisbane's creative West End. The building was first built as a shoe factory in 1908. It now hosts four large dance studios, one of which, the Charles Lisner Studio, is used as a comfortable and intimate studio theatre. These excellent facilities allow us to offer a full range of training and community access programs, including evening dance classes for anyone aged over 16 years.
We are firmly committed to providing a pathway for young talent and offer dance students from as young as 11 years the opportunity to access the skills and experience of our artistic staff. This ensures a very high standard of training in our Junior Extension and Professional Year Programs, as well as in the Queensland Dance School of Excellence (a program offered in partnership with Education Queensland).