Mid-Year 2019 Intake

17 current TPA students will be graduating mid-year to take up places and scholarships at leading Schools and Trainee companies throughout the world. 2019 Graduating students are joining:

  • The Paris Opera Ballet School
  • The Royal Ballet School, UK
  • John Cranko School Stuttgart, Germany
  • Vaganova Academy, Russia
  • English National Ballet School, UK
  • European School of Ballet, Netherlands
  • Australian Ballet School
  • Rambert Academy, UK
  • Joffrey Chicago, USA
  • Melbourne City Ballet
  • Iwansen School, Munich.

Due to the success of its graduating students, the Tanya Pearson Academy is currently auditioning for a limited Mid-Year 2019 intake. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about auditions.

Audition Dates for 2020 Full Time Courses

Auditions for the 2020 Full Time Courses will take place on the following dates:

Sydney Monday 7 to Friday 11 October 2019, October Workshop (Audition Day on Friday 11 October)
Deadline for registration: Friday 20 September 2019
Perth Sunday 13 October 2019
Deadline for registration: Friday 20 September 2019
Melbourne Sunday 20 October 2019
Deadline for registration: Friday 20 September 2019

Students who are unable to attend the above audition dates may request a private audition or audition by DVD. Students auditioning by DVD may still be required to attend the Academy to be assessed in person before final selection. Please email auditions@tanyapearsonacademy.com.au if you are unable to attend the above audition dates.

Students are assessed by at least two TPA Full Time Faculty members, including Lucinda Dunn, Artistic 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, 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 you wish to audition for the 2019 Mid Year intake please email auditions@tanyapearsonacademy.com.au.

If interested in registering for our 2020 Full Time Auditions please click here.

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 auditions@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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