The Queensland Government, through its Building Future Schools Fund, is investing in a state-of-the-art Queensland Ballet Academy at Kelvin Grove State College.
Upon completion in 2020, the new facility will enable students to complete their dance and academic studies on a single college campus, reducing travel time to off-site dance facilities.
The Queensland Ballet Academy at Kelvin Grove State College will be a one-of-a-kind Queensland state school facility, supporting student development to the highest artistic and technical standards and providing a secondary school pathway for talented young dancers to a professional career in ballet or dance.
Construction of the academy includes the delivery of six large dance studios and a range of support facilities including multi-purpose rooms, staff rooms and a physiotherapy room.
The academy epitomises Kelvin Grove State College's 30-year strong partnership with Queensland Ballet and will attract elite dance students from across Australia and overseas to train at the exceptional facility under the vibrant, creative direction of Queensland Ballet.
The construction contract was awarded to Paynters Pty Ltd and construction began earlier this year.