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NTBS Junior School

The National Theatre Ballet School is housed within the historic walls of the National Theatre.

Four beautiful studios embrace today’s young enthusiastic ballerinas of tomorrow with their atmospheric history and their modern essentials (Sprung Floors – Air Con – Heating – Tarquet and mirrors).

Walking down the National Theatre Ballet Schools corridors:


  • One hears… Pianos playing – passionate voices – laughter
  • One sees… rows and rows of photographs of former students adorning the walls
  • One senses – enthusiasm – joy – determination
  • One feels – artistry – passion – dedication

The National Theatre Ballet School is your local ballet school and it is abounding with activity and excitement for all students – from the gorgeous totally delightful 2 year old learning how to skip to the serious full timer wanting perfection – be it preparing for your first exam or the next production or simply doing class to learn a new step or perfect one – whatever the reason whatever the age the National Theatre Ballet School is alive and bursting with optimism for everyone.

The NTBS prides itself in offering first class training to each and every student delivered by Australia’s best dance educators with sensitivity and care. The majority of the NTBS artistic staff are former principal dancers with ballet companies that include:-

The Australian Ballet – English National Ballet – The Royal Ballet- London City Ballet  Queensland Ballet – WA Ballet – Tokyo Ballet to name but a few:

To achieve success as an International Ballerina the individual requires determination – commitment – passion – strength – fight – love and the ability to laugh rather than cry.

The same strengths fulfil the criteria of a great teacher.  The NTBS students are surrounded by artistic people who love what they do – to impart their knowledge and wisdom to excite future generations to aspire to becoming the best dancer they can be – whether it’s to enjoy the love they have for dance to show Dad when he gets home from work or striving for that magical dream a career – whatever the reason it’s essential to deliver the very best – No more no less.

The education of dance must be delivered with clarity – passion and soul otherwise it is no longer an ‘Art’. Every student is beautiful – every student shines – every student is a diamond worthy of special care.

We invite you to explore our new website and see the genuine happy smiles of our dancers in all our beautiful pictures. The essence and vitality of our school is right before your eyes.

The National Theatre Ballet School may be the oldest ballet school in Melbourne but it is most certainly the leader in forward thinking and passionate teaching.