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Newcastle Ballet Theatre

Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)
CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)  -  Delivery  -  Full Time - Entry by audition only.

CUA51520 Diploma of Professional Dance (Elite Performance)
This Certificate provides excellent training for advanced level dancers who aspire to perform at a professional level. This course is for students seeking to enhance their technical proficiency, strengthen foundations and broaden their repertoire. Students will learn how to showcase their individual talents with an emphasis on choreography, improvisational, solo performance and ensemble techniques.

Diploma of Dance

Auditions for 2022 taken throughout Terms 2, 3 & 4 in 2021 by appointment or DVD
(see our Audition Application form for DVD requirements).

NBT will be taking Post HSC auditions
Call Rider on 0401 214 042 or  email:   nbt1@live.com.au  to arrange your audition date!

Please phone or email for further information.
0401 214 042      email:  nbt1@live.com.au

2021 Full Time Faculty 2022 Audition Application Form 2022 Term 2 Timetable


Students enrolling in our courses may be eligible to receive income support. For Centrelink purposes, eligibility for student payments are dependent on the course being approved.  
Please contact Centrelink to explore your eligibility for other income support payments as this is based on an individual’s personal circumstances. 
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Non Certificate Course
Dancers wishing to pursue full time training without studying toward a Certificate, are welcome at NBT.  As the course is ballet based, dancers who have already achieved a qualification at or above a Certificate IV, or who simply want to train in the studio, will benefit greatly from NBT’s well regarded faculty and training methods.
Whether pursuing a government accredited qualification, or simply wishing to improve technique, immersion in NBT’s training will strengthen and mature any dancer who commits to the work required.

Certificate IV in Dance
CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance   -     Delivery - Full Time.  Entry by audition only

CUA40120 Certificate IV in Dance
Is designed as an introduction to the demands of the professional field for the more advanced student, by deepening their knowledge, strength, and technique. Encompassing a wider range of subjects, and expanding knowledge of each, the Certificate IV in Dance is the ideal pathway for a Full Time student to increase the intensity of their training, with a focus on their future professional career.

Cert IV in Dance Course

Courses Offered: All Nationally Accredited training courses are delivered under a  Partnership Agreement  
                                                                                                                                                                            with the  ATOD RTO31624

For a copy of our Professional Programs Prospectus
contact Rider 0401 214 042
Or email nbt1@live.com.au

While NBT focuses on classical ballet, using a mix of Open classes and the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Syllabus as the basis of training, there is also an emphasis on becoming a complete and well rounded dancer. These Certificates assist in that aim by structuring the course of study over a variety of related subjects.
Students  wishing to attend our full time course, but do not wish to undertake the Certificate of Dance will do practical assessments along side the certificate studies time. As with International  students they will  be issued with an assessment report at the end of the year.


Auspice partnership with ATOD RTO #31624

Our Full Time Dancers train apporximately 30 hours a week, Tuesday-Saturday. In addition, Full Time Dancers will have access to all the after school classes.

The Full Time Program is designed for the serious student wishing to pursue a career in dance. The course aims to increase, improve, and refine technique, strength, knowledge and presentation. In addition, students in the program will have the opportunity to receive private coaching, helping to build them into not only stronger technicians and dancers, but also intelligent artists - ultimately preparing the student to enter directly into a career with a professional ballet company.

NBT annually performs classical ballet productions – such as Cinderella, Paquita, The Nutcracker &   Swan Lake Act II
All of NBT’s teachers are ex-professionals with substantial careers as professional dancers, and many years of teaching experience.  

This is a ballet based course only.  Academic studies can be continued through the Department of Distance Education or Home schooling, arranged by individual students and families. NBT will provide facilities and study time, built into the daily schedule as needed.

“Newcastle Ballet Theatre reflects the people that Rider and Kristy are: nurturing and professional. Having a successful professional career themselves, they not only understand the physical technique needed for a professional career but also the mental strength that is equally important. 
I wouldn’t be the dancer or person I am today, if it hadn’t been for their wealth of knowledge and continual guidance.
Rebecca Mottin

Bec was accepted into the Australia conservatoire of Ballet in 2014 and went on to receive a contract for Swan Lake   with the English National Ballet.  She danced in their Corps de Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall in London.   While in London Bec began training in Garudo Pilates.
In  2019 she founded the Cadence Garudo Pilates studio in Melbourne.  

Alumna Rebecca Mottin


Rebecca Mottin  - NBT Graduate 2013
Australian Conservatoire of Ballet -  English National Ballet

Callyn Farrell  -  NBT Graduate 2013
Regional Academy of Performing Arts - Queensland Ballet Professional Year
Queensland Ballet Faculty

Chantelle Meyers  -  NBT Graduate 2014
Paris Opera Ballet School Summer  Program, Mariinsky Ballet

Adrian de Leeuw  -  NBT Graduate 2014
San Francisco Summer School Program - Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Ballet Edmonton in Canada.

Benjamin Anderson  -  NBT Graduate 2015
Australian Ballet School Level 4 intake - 2022 West Australian Ballet

Jasmine Bard  -  NBT Graduate 2016  
Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year,
2018 received A contract with  Moulin Rouge Paris; now soloist

Lewis Formby  -  NBT Graduate 2016
Victorian State Ballet Secondment - Australian Ballet School Level 7 intake  
2019 Australian Ballet -  Queensland Ballet Jette Parker Young Artist Program 2020
Queensland Ballet 2022

Gemma Sattler  -  NBT Graduate  2017
2 year Diploma Program at Transit Dance in Melbourne

Amanda Mei Christy  -  NBT Graduate 2017
Victorian State Ballet's Pre-Professional Program for 2018

Amelia Hayne  -  NBT Graduate 2018
Elephant in the Blace Box, Spain Training Program.

Jackson Bell  -  NBT Diploma Graduate 2018
Alberta Ballet Pre Professional School

Lillia Grubb  -  NBT Diploma Graduate 2018
Ballet Theatre of Australia pre professional program

Sasha Dubrovski -  NBT Diploma Graduate 2018
Apprentiship dancer with Austinmer Dance Theatre

Isabella Horsnell -  NBT Diploma Student 2019
Full Time placement the Bolshoi Ballet Academy -  White Eagle Academy France  

Sophie Lumb  -  NBT Diploma Student 2019
Accepted into the Queensland Ballet Senior Training Program .

Emma Pickard -  NBT Diploma Student 2019
NZ School Dance 2020  -  Academy of Northern Ballet Professional Graduate Program!

Ruby Duggan - NBT Cert IV graduate 2021
Trainee Program at Avant Chamber Ballet in Dallas, Texas

Jasmin Dodd - NBT graduate 2021
Transit Dance

Caitlin Gray  -  NBT Diploma 2022
Welsh Ballet Pre-Professional Program

Now taking Auditions for 2023

 2019 Diploma Graduate  Emma Pickard  
 Photo by Mel Young Photography


A 2½ days per week intensive training program offering CUA30120  Certificate III in dance.  
This Nationally Accredited training course is delivered under a  Partnership Agreement with the ATOD RTO 31624

The Part Time Program is open to Intermediate and Advanced dancers regardless of academic year, school, or studio affiliation. 
This program operates in conjunction with local schools; If your academic school requires more information regarding the structure of the Part Time  Program, we will be happy to speak with them.

Each Monday, Part Time Program dancers will have a half day of classes. Part Time Program dancers also completely integrate into Full Time Program classes one day during the week, as well as Saturdays. This integration is a wonderful opportunity for Part Time Program Dancers to experience and understand the demands of joining a Full Time Program.
Completion of a CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance is a useful introduction to Vocational training, allowing the dancer to continue academic studies while increasing the intensity of their dance training. 

Please email nbt1@live.com.au or phone Rider on 0401 214 045 for further information.  

CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance  
An introduction to more intensive vocational dance training. Structured with classical ballet as the focus, dancers strengthen and improve their overall classical technique, pointe work, partnering skills, and contemporary training, as well as learn repertoire, & rehearse for and participate in two performances annually.
The theory work associated with CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance begins to challenge younger dancers to look critically at their own artistry and the needs of their bodies to perform at the highest level possible.   

CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance  -  2022

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