17 current TPA students will be graduating mid-year to take up places and scholarships at leading Schools and Trainee companies throughout the world. 2020 Graduating students are joining:

  • The Royal Ballet School, UK
  • John Cranko School Stuttgart, Germany
  • English National Ballet School, UK
  • European School of Ballet, Netherlands
  • Australian Ballet School
  • Arts Umbrella, Vancouver
  • Victorian State Ballet
  • Hamburg Ballet School
  • Scottish Conservatoir 
  • San Francisco Ballet School 
  • Houston Ballet Academy
  • Dutch National Ballet Academy
  • Antwerpen Royal Ballet School


Audition Dates for 2021 Full Time Courses

Auditions for the 2021 Full Time Courses will take place on the following dates:

Sydney Monday 5 to Friday 8 October 2012, October Workshop (Audition Day on Friday 9 October)
DVD Video Audition Applications extended until November 30th 

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, 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 2021 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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