Recent graduates of the TPA Full Time Program have all been offered places and scholarships to the world’s leading companies and international selective Company Ballet Academies.

Recent Full-time student achievements include:

1 Prix de Lausanne Finalist and 1 Semi Finalists 2022

1 Prix de Lausanne Finalist and 1 Semi Finalists 2021

1 Prix de Lausanne Finalist and 2 Semi Finalists 2020

2 Solo Seal recipients 2017

2 Solo Seal Recipients 2018

2 Solo Seal Recipients 2019

Finalist and 3rd Place Winner at the 2018 Beijing International Ballet Competition

2018 Prix de Lausanne Semi Finalist

Winner of the BBM Youth Support Award 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016

YAGP New York 2019 Winner Overall Senior Woman’s Section

3 YAGP NY Finalists 2021

6 YAGP NY Finalists 2020

4 YAGP NY Finalists 2019

1 YAGP NY Finalists 2018

2 YAGP NY Finalists 2017

2 Solo Seal recipients 2017

5 Finalists selected for the 2017 YAGP New York Finals

Finalist and Runner Up in the 2017 AHA Awards NZ

Winner of the 2017 AICD Houston Ballet Scholarship

4 Semi Finalists and 3 Finalists in the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Classical Ballet Scholarship

Winner of the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Robert & Elizabeth Albert Ballet Scholarship

Runner up Sydney Ballet Scholarship 2018

2016 Genee GOLD Medallist

Graduates were successfully offered places with:

The Australian Ballet Company

The Australian Ballet School

West Australian Ballet Company

Sydney Dance Company

Paris Opera Ballet School

Ballett Akademie Munich

English National Ballet School

European School of Ballet

Rambert School

Hamburg Ballet Academy

Vaganova Ballet Academy

John Cranko School Stuttgart

Palucca Schule Dresden

Royal Conservatoire of The Hague

San Francisco Ballet Company

Joffrey Ballet School Chicago

The Dutch National Ballet Academy

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance

The Royal Ballet of Flanders

Houston Ballet Academy

Zurich Dance Academy

Victorian State Ballet

Royal Ballet School

Arts Umbrella

Royal Winnipeg Ballet School


TPA is proud of its strong affiliations with The Australian Ballet, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Queensland Ballet and the West Australian Ballet Companies.

In addition, the Academy maintains close relationships with international selective schools and companies, fostering opportunities for internships and placements.

We are very proud of our 30+ TPA Graduates currently performing as
professional dancers in prestigious companies all around the world:

  • The Australian Ballet
  • Queensland Ballet
  • Hamburg Ballet
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • Sydney Dance Company
  • Canadian National Ballet
  • Scottish National Ballet
  • National Ballet of Portugal
  • Introdans Netherlands
  • Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
  • Hong Kong Ballet
  • Royal Swedish Ballet
  • Stuttgart Ballet Company
  • West Australian Ballet
  • Opera de Nice
  • Victorian State Ballet
  • Atlantic Ballet Atlantique, Canada

Audition Dates for 2022/23 Full Time Courses

Auditions for the 2022/23 Full Time Courses will take place on the following dates:

Sydney Open Audition July 2022 TBC
ONLINE  Video Audition Applications deadline until November 30th

All students who wish to audition for the TPA full Time Program 2022/23 are able to submit a video application. We are holding a open audition in July 2022 (TBC)

Please email management@tanyapearsonacademy.com.au if you have any questions.

Students are assessed by Lucinda Dunn (Artistic Director), Xanthe Geeves (Creative Director) and Gregor Thieler (Executive Director).

Students are assessed on a number of criteria including physicality, artistry, musicality, turnout and use of it, coordination, dynamics, versatility and receptiveness. We are not looking for finished products and a student’s potential and suitability for our program (and schools and companies that we feed into) is a major factor in our selections.

Audition Photos Required

1x Head Shot
1x Tendu a Terre a La Seconde
1x 4th Position Croise (En Pointe for girls),
1x Arabesque En L’air (side view).

DVD / Video Link Audition Application

The following footage is required if auditioning by DVD:

  • Ballet Barre comprising of plie, tendu, jetés , fondu, adage, grand battements
  • Centre – tendu, pirouettes, adage, allegros
  • Pointe work
  • Classical solo
  • Contemporary solo or contemporary phrase

20 minutes maximum content. DVD submission accepted by Youtube/Vimeo link or DVD.

How to register for the Audition

If interested in registering for our 2022/23 Full Time Auditions please click below.

Please review our Full Time Q&A for further information about our program. If you still have questions regarding our full time programs please contact management@tanyapearsonacademy.com.au or call (02) 9439 4424.


“I feel inspired by the students and have a deep desire to pass on all I know to them so they can be their best every day and achieve their dreams.”

Lucinda Dunn OAM Artistic Director


Please feel free to contact us to facilitate a personal discussion with you directly.


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