Queensland Ballet has unveiled plans to establish a strong presence on the Gold Coast through a partnership with Home of the Arts (HOTA), which will involve exclusive performances, and a new production centre to be built at Yatala.

QB Production Centre render

“To truly be Queensland’s ballet company, we strive to engage meaningfully with the wonderful communities that make up our state,” said Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin.

“We feel so connected to Brisbane, but we also want to make Queenslanders proud of their state ballet company, no matter where they are from. I am thrilled to announce that we are officially calling another part of Queensland home, and will be establishing our roots on the Gold Coast from 2022.”

It won’t be the first time that Queensland Ballet has performed at HOTA. In November 2020, the company performed a short run of Giselle on HOTA’s outdoor stage – the first full-length ballet QB was able to perform in 2020 after it was forced to...