2021-22 Pre-Professional Program Guide





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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: Training Program

San Francisco, CA

linesballet.org/education/training-program

Company affiliation:
Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Size:
36 students, 16–20 per class

Age range:
18–24

Technique:
Ballet, GYROTONIC®, modern, contemporary, improvisation, composition, choreography, LINES repertoire, pointe, partnering, Alexander technique, yoga, anatomy, Critical Perspectives of Dance

Performance opportunities:
Winter and spring showcases, student choreography showcases, LINES BFA senior showcase, among others

Tuition:
$10,050 per year, scholarships available

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Ballet BC, BODYTRAFFIC, Cirque du Soleil, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Gallim Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company, Idan Sharabi and Dancers, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Loni Landon Dance Projects, San Francisco Opera, Sidra Bell Dance New York, Stephen Petronio Company, Tanz Luzerner Theater, Tanz Mainz

Auditions:
Required, open January–May

Daily schedule:
Monday–Friday, 3–5 classes per day; each day starts at 9 am with ballet class or GYROTONIC®, followed by a variety of other classes

Additional opportunities:
Training Ground, a parallel program that enables advanced/professional dancers ages 18+ to submerge themselves in the rigorous curriculum for a 3-month season. No audition required.

 

 

​Ballet Academy Eas​t ​​​​​​

New York, NY

balletacademyeast.com

Size:
220 students

Age range:
7–19

Technique:
The school’s syllabus, coordinated by Artistic Director Darla Hoover and based on the teaching of Marcia Dale Weary, creates technically strong, artistically expressive dancers who adapt easily to the broad range of styles required of today’s professionals.

Performance opportunities:
Winter performance, spring performance, choreographic workshops

Tuition:
$3,900–$10,600

Room/board:
BAE apartment for upper-level male students, dorm housing one block from BAE at 92Y Residence for male and female students, and St. Mary’s Residence for female students

Alumni:
New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet and others

Auditions:
Required

Daily schedule:
Curriculum includes technique, pointe, partnering, variations, men’s class, modern, character, stretch and strengthening

 

Ballet des Amériques Conservatory Pre-Professional Program​

New York City and Port Chester, NY

balletdesameriques.com

Company affiliation:
Ballet des Amériques/Carole Alexis Company

Size:
15 students per class

Age range:
7–22

Technique:
Classical technique, neoclassical, modern, Afro-Caribbean, modern, jazz, anatomy related to dance, dance history, barre au sol

Performance opportunities:
Winter and spring showcases; students are invited after audition to perform with the company in the annual Nutcracker Dream and annual gala, among many other opportunities

Tuition:
Conservatory: $2,060–$7,650; trainee program: $4,500

Room/board:
Not offered

Auditions:
Required year long

Daily schedule:
4 pm–8 pm

Additional opportunities:
Students of Ballet des Amériques and Carole Alexis have been accepted regularly to the prestigious summer programs at Paris Opéra Ballet, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet NYC, Bolshoi Ballet Moscow, San Francisco Ballet, Netherlands Dans Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet NYC and Juilliard.

 

Ballet Royale Minnesota: Professional Division Day Program

Lakeville, MN

balletroyalemn.org

Company affiliation:
Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

Size:
20 students

Age range:
13–22

Technique:
Classical ballet and pointe technique based on a custom curriculum; other classes include pas de deux, variations, modern, jazz, Haitian dance and Progressing Ballet Technique® cross-training classes

Performance opportunities:
Ballet Royale’s winter and spring showcase performances, Twin Cities Ballet’s opening reception, mini and educational performances, and season performances at the Ames Center, including TCB’s A Minnesota Nutcracker
Tuition: $3,800 (tuition reflects 30 percent partial scholarship)

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Ballet West, Sarasota Ballet, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Butler Ballet

Auditions:
Required, year-round

Daily schedule:
Classes run Monday–Friday, 12 pm–4 pm, with some Sunday rehearsals 12 pm–6 pm

Additional opportunities:
Trainee and adult apprentice opportunities with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

 

 

Ballet Theatre of Maryland Conservatory Pre-Professional Program

Annapolis, MD

balletmaryland.org

Company affiliation:
Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Size:
8–15 students

Age range:
13–18

Technique:
Varied

Performance opportunities:
Up to 3 company productions per year, classical and contemporary work for BTM’s annual school show

Tuition:
Approximately $7,500 per year, which the includes summer intensive

Room/board:
Host families, approximately $200 per week

Alumni:
Nashville Ballet, Texas Ballet Theatre, Ballet West

Auditions:
January–March by appointment, open auditions in March

Daily schedule:
Classes 5–6 days per week include technique, variations, partnering, modern and jazz; additional 8–9 hours of rehearsal per week

Additional opportunities:
Traineeship

 

Ballet West Academy Professional Training Division

Salt Lake City, UT

balletwestacademy.org

Company affiliation:
Ballet West

Size:
Professional training division: 55 students; trainee division: 30 students

Age range:
Professional training division: 15–20; trainee division: 17–22

Technique:
A strong diverse classical and contemporary curriculum

Performance opportunities:
Trainees participate in Ballet West and Ballet West II rehearsals and tour with Ballet West for Children. Senior trainees perform in Ballet West’s The Nutcracker and the Ballet West Family Classics series. Many performance opportunities with the Ballet West Academy.

Tuition:
$6,300 per year

Room/board:
None

Alumni:
Vinicius Lima, Emily Neale, Joshua Whitehead

Auditions:
Required and offered year-round by 1 of 4 options: in-class audition, group audition, short stay or video audition

Daily schedule:
Ranges from 1:30 pm–6 pm on weekdays and 10:30 am–3:30 pm on Saturdays

 

BalletMet Trainee Program

Columbus, OH

balletmet.org

Company affiliation: 
BalletMet

Size:
50 students

Age range:
14–21

Performance opportunities:
Yes

Tuition:
$7,900

 

 

Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy

Cincinnati, OH

cballet.org

Company affiliation:
Cincinnati Ballet

Size:
200 students

Age range:
7–18

Technique:
Classical ballet technique supporting versatility in a multitude of technical styles (Vaganova and Balanchine, among others), coupled with training in diverse genres including contemporary, modern, choreography, character and more

Performance opportunities:
Cincinnati Ballet productions, academy spring production, studio showcases, community performances

Tuition:
$1,300–$5,100

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Cincinnati Ballet, Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, among others

Auditions:
Placement class required (offered year-round)

Daily schedule:
Varies by level. Classes conducted Monday–Friday, 4 pm–8:30 pm and Saturday 9 am–2 pm. Ballet technique classes are coupled with classes in pointe, variations, conditioning, contemporary, modern, jazz and more.

Additional opportunities:
Cincinnati Ballet’s Professional Training Division and Second Company

City Ballet- San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

cityballet-sf.org

Company affiliation
: No

Age range:
6–19

Technique
:
Vaganova

Performance opportunities:
Yes

Tuition:
$2,060-$7,350 per academic year

Room/board:
No

Alumni:
San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballett, among others

Auditions:
Video submission or in-person

Daily schedule:
2:30 pm–7:30 pm

Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program

New York, NY

ellisonballet.org

Size:
38 students, 12–15 per class

Age range:
12–19

Technique:
Ellison Ballet’s exceptional Vaganova-based training includes classical technique, separate men’s class, pointe, variations, male variations, pas de deux, contemporary, conditioning, character, music and workshops.

Performance opportunities:
Two performances per year; selected students chosen for international competitions

Tuition:
$14,500

Room/board:
$1,400–$2,700 per month

Alumni:
American Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet

Auditions:
Required

Daily schedule:
Monday–Friday, 10:30 am–4:30 pm

 

 

Festival Ballet Providence Leap Year

Providence, RI

festivalballetprovidence.org

Company affiliation: Festival Ballet Providence

Size:
Limited enrollment for individualized attention and coaching

Age range:
17 & up

Technique:
Classical ballet foundation with contemporary and neoclassical emphasis, led by Artistic Curator Yury Yanowsky

Performance opportunities:
Opportunities for casting in most company performances, plus individual projects and engagements throughout the season

Tuition:
$6,400

Auditions:
E-mail auditions@festivalballetprovidence.org with audition materials.

Daily schedule:
9:45 am class Monday–Friday; additional classes and rehearsals are integrated with the company schedule.

Additional opportunities:
Work with the outreach program, potential teaching opportunities with the FBP School, administrative experience and skill building within the production, marketing and development departments

 

Forrest Academy of Ballet New York, Professional Training Program

New York, NY

fabny.weebly.com

Company affiliation:
Empire Ballet

Size:
No more than 15 students per class

Age range:
15–20

Technique:
Vaganova-based classical ballet, pointe, variations/repertoire, contemporary, choreography, character repertoire

Performance opportunities:
Winter and spring performances, various additional performances throughout the year

Room/board:
Housing one block away and local host family

Alumni:
Dutch National Ballet, Universal Ballet (South Korea), St. Petersburg Festival Ballet (Russia), Ballet Manila, The Joffrey Ballet and various U.S. companies

Auditions:
Live auditions listed on website and Instagram, video auditions year-round via website

Daily schedule:
Day program

Additional opportunities:
Performances with Empire Ballet for children’s hospitals and assisted living residences

 

Houston Ballet Academy Professional Program

Houston, TX

houstonballet.org/academy

Company affiliation:
Houston Ballet

Size:
72 students, 12–15 per class

Age range:
14 & up

Technique:
Classical ballet technique based on Vaganova, but emphasizing RAD and Cecchetti methods as well; modern and contemporary classes weekly that are a mix of Limón, Cunningham and Graham styles of movement

Performance opportunities:
Houston Ballet productions, annual academy spring showcase, University of Houston Moores School of Music collaboration, studio series, among other opportunities

Tuition:
$6,600–$8,200

Room/board:
Subject to availability, by artistic invitation only

Alumni:
Houston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet II, Royal New Zealand Ballet, ABT Studio Company and Estonian National Ballet

Auditions:
Required, year-round

Daily schedule:
Ranges from 9 am–4:45 pm Monday–Friday; classes include ballet technique, pointe, men’s technique, variations, contemporary, modern, jazz, partnering, music, body conditioning, Yamuna Body Rolling and career planning

Additional opportunities:
HBII (Houston Ballet second company)

 

 

Interlochen Center for the Arts: An Unparalleled Dance Education

Interlochen, MI

interlochen.org

Size:
550–2,500 students, 20 per class

Age range:
8–18

Technique:
Classical, contemporary

Performance opportunities:
Ballet, summer performance

Tuition:
$1,625–$6,250

Room/board:
Yes

Alumni:
Janet Eilber, Liz Lerman

Auditions:
Required

Daily schedule:
Ranges between 9 am and 5 pm

 

Kansas City Ballet School Pre-Professional Division

Kansas City, MO

kcballet.org

Company affiliation:
Kansas City Ballet

Size:
600 students, 12–15 per class

Age range:
3–19

Technique:
Varied blend of Cecchetti, Vaganova, Balanchine and French

Performance opportunities:
Academy performances, KCB company performances, Kansas City Youth Ballet, YAGP, community engagement

Tuition:
$600–$5,000 per year

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Louisville Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Sarasota Ballet

Auditions:
Placement or audition class required

Daily schedule:
Classes include technique, pointe, variations, men’s partnering, character, modern, jazz, contemporary, conditioning and seminars.

Additional opportunities:
Trainee program, KCB II, daytime program

 

 

Koltun Ballet Boston (YAGP Outstanding School 2018/19/20)

Boston, MA

koltunballetboston.com

Size:
100 students (10–15 per class)

Age range:
3–20

Technique:
ABT National Training Curriculum (ballet, classical variations, repertoire, pas de deux, modern, stretching)

Performance opportunities:
3 annual performances per school year, as well as various ballet competitions, including YAGP

Tuition:
Ranging from $1,200–$11,000

Room/board:
School assists in finding housing

Alumni:
Atlanta Ballet, Finnish National Opera Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet, Croatian National Ballet, English National Ballet Trainee, Dutch National Ballet School, Washington Ballet School Trainee

Auditions:
In-person or by YouTube video

Daily schedule:
Classical ballet, stretching, pointe, classical variations, repertoire, pas de deux, modern

Additional opportunities:
KBB assists in finding professional career opportunities, as well as higher education

 

La Academia: Pre-Professional Program

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance

New York, NY

ballethispanico.org/school/school-year-programs/la-academia

Company affiliation:
Ballet Hispánico of New York

Size:
150 students, 15 per class

Age range:
7–23

Technique:
La Academia: Pre-professionals train in classical ballet traditions, contemporary techniques, Spanish dance and performance skills. This program is designed to support students interested in attending performing arts schools, conservatory/university programs, and/or pursue a career in dance. Other core coursework includes Afro-Caribbean, Graham, Dunham, Limón-based techniques and flamenco.

Performance opportunities:
Ballet Hispánico’s New York season, A La Calle Block Party, annual spring gala, winter showcase, end-of-year recital, among others

Tuition:
$2,500–$7,000

Room/board:
N/A

Alumni:
Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor, ABT II, San Francisco Ballet, Flamenco Vivo and María Pagés Compañía

Auditions:
Required (year-round)

Daily schedule:
Accredited through the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). Level requirements, required clock hours per academic year, and curriculum are curated with the overall well-being of the pre-professional student in mind. The artistic goals of the program and its desired outcomes are considered alongside health professionals’ recommendations for elite training hours per age group and the students’ social-emotional developmental needs. Visit ballethispanico.org/school or contact the School of Dance (school@ballethispanico.org) for additional detailed program information and descriptions.

Additional opportunities:
N/A

 

 

Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company

Jenkintown, PA

metropolitanballetacademy.com

Company affiliation:
Metropolitan Ballet Company

Size:
350 students, 10–16 per class

Age range:
3–18

Technique:
Classical

Performance opportunities:
3 fully staged productions annually

Tuition:
$895–$4,175 per year

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
San Francisco Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet

Auditions:
Placement auditions required (call 215.663.1665 to schedule)

Daily schedule:
Technique 6 days a week for advanced students; other classes include men’s, pointe, repertoire, pas de deux, modern, and conditioning

Additional opportunities:
Boys’ scholarship program for ages 7 & up

 

Neglia Ballet

 

Buffalo, NY

negliaballet.org

Company affiliation:
Neglia Ballet

Size:
125 students, 10–15 per class

Age range:
12–23

Technique:
Ballet, pointe, contemporary

Performance opportunities:
Nutcracker with the Buffalo Philharmonic, spring gala, end-of-year student performance, among others

Tuition:
$2,500–$5,000

Room/board:
Available through an academic partner in the Buffalo area

Alumni:
The Washington Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Colorado Ballet, American Repertory Company, Charlotte Ballet, BalletMet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Auditions:
Placement class required for pre-professional division

Daily schedule:
Weekdays 4 pm–8 pm, Saturdays 9 am–3 pm

Additional opportunities:
Competition preparation, career and college guidance and preparation, financial aid available based on need and merit

 

The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory

Torrington, CT

nutmegconservatory.org

Size:
50 students, 15–25 per class

Age range:
13–21

Technique:
Vaganova, with contemporary influence

Performance opportunities:
The Nutcracker, spring and summer series

Tuition:
TBD (see website for details)

Room/board:
TBD (see website for details)

Alumni:
Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Richmond Ballet

Auditions:
Virtual and video

Daily schedule:
Academics for high-school–age students in the morning; pre-class stretching, technique, men’s, pointe and partnering in the afternoon; repertoire in the evening; weekly modern/Pilates classes

 

 

Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School

Oklahoma City, OK

okcballet.org/school

Company affiliation:
Oklahoma City Ballet

Size:
Pre-Professional Evening: 40; Pre-Professional Day: 30; Professional Division: 40

Age range:
11 & up

Technique:
Our ballet instructors embrace sound movement principles and incorporate the best of the French, Italian and Russian training methods. Our ballet classes are accompanied by professional pianists and conducted in a supportive environment that fosters the development of proper technique as well as confidence, poise, coordination and personal well-being.

Performance opportunities:
Annual winter and spring school performances, outreach programs, and opportunities to perform in OKC Ballet productions

Tuition:
$3,000–$5,200 (need-based scholarships available)

Room/board:
Suggested furnished houses for rent close to the ballet studios

Alumni:
Oklahoma City Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

Auditions:
Video auditions are accepted for the day program. Trainees and OKCB II are selected through participation in the summer intensive.

Daily schedule:
5–6 days a week: ballet technique, pointe, variations, pas, character, modern technique, conditioning, wellness seminars

Additional opportunities:
Performing in OKC Ballet productions, dancer wellness program, career and audition mentoring

 

Oregon Ballet Theatre School: Pre-Professional Program & OBT2

Portland, OR

school.obt.org

Company affiliation:
Oregon Ballet Theatre

Size:
200 students, 15 per class

Age range:
Pre-professional program: 12–18; OBT: 18–22

Technique:
Classical course of study

Performance opportunities:
Oregon Ballet Theatre main-stage performances, onstage annual school performance, OBT2 spring tour and local performances

Tuition:
$4,000–$6,000; scholarships available

Room/board:
Summer intensive only; limited stipends for OBT2 company members

Alumni:
Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

Auditions:
Auditions for OBT School’s annual session are held in August; OBT2 members are selected from OBT School’s summer intensive

Daily schedule:
Classical technique, men’s class, pointe class, pas de deux, variations, contemporary, character classes, wellness and conditioning; rehearsals with OBT School and Oregon Ballet Theatre

Additional opportunities:
Pointe-readiness testing, supported adage, and injury prevention and physical therapy workshops

 

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet: Pre-Professional Program

Narberth, PA

paacademyofballet.com

Size:
3–10 students

Age range:
14–19

Technique:
Classical technique based on the Vaganova syllabus

Performance opportunities:
Public performances, community performances, school-assembly lecture demonstrations

Tuition:
$5,000–$6,000

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Milwaukee Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Auditions:
Required

Daily schedule:
Monday, Wednesday: 11:30 am–3:30 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am–11 am; plus additional evening hours each weekday; Saturday: Up to 2 hours of class; possible weekend rehearsals depending on the time of year; includes technique, repertoire, rehearsal and individual coaching

 

 

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society: Apprentice Program

Narberth, PA

paacademyofballet.com

Size:
2–3 apprentices

Age range:
18–22

Technique:
Classical technique based on the Vaganova syllabus

Performance opportunities:
Public performances, community performances, lecture demonstrations

Tuition:
Full scholarship

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Arizona Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Pennsylvania Ballet

Auditions:
Required

Daily schedule:
Monday, Wednesday: 11:30 am–3:30 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am–11 am; plus additional evening hours each weekday; Saturday: Up to 2 hours of class; possible weekend rehearsals depending on the time of year; includes technique, repertoire, rehearsal and individual coaching

Additional opportunities:
Weekly stipend, shoe allowance and audition guidance included

 

The Portland Ballet Career Track Program

Portland, OR

theportlandballet.org

Company affiliation:
n/a

Size:
10–15 students per class

Age range:
14–22

Technique:
Centered in classical Russian technique; dancers train in ballet, pointe, variations, modern, contemporary and cross-training

Performance opportunities:
Annual holiday performance including live music from Portland State University’s orchestra, spring mixed-rep show, an academy showcase at Portland State University Lincoln Hall, tours to local venues, and an in-house mixed-rep performance in TPB’s Studio Theatre. TPB has a long-standing relationship with the Balanchine Trust, and performance rep often includes Balanchine ballets in addition to both classical and modern works. TPB regularly brings in guest choreographers from around the country to create world premieres on Career Track dancers.

Tuition:
$6,650

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, the Juilliard School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet Idaho, Ballet Memphis, Sacramento Ballet, Alberta Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Auditions:
Required, year-round

Daily schedule:
Classes and rehearsals run approximately 23 hours per week, Monday–Saturday.

Additional opportunities:
Audition video assistance and career path guidance

 

Princeton Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Trainee Program

Princeton, NJ

arballet.org

Company affiliation:
American Repertory Ballet

Size:
20–30 students

Age range:
18–24

Technique:
Princeton Ballet School methodology based on a combination of all major schools, including Russian, French, Cuban and American

Performance opportunities:
ARB’s Nutcracker, spring full-length ballet, ARB’s gala

Tuition:
Varies

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
ARB, New York City Ballet, Broadway, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company

Auditions:
By appointment

Daily schedule:
Ballet technique, pointe, variations, men’s class; Monday–Saturday

Additional opportunities: ARB2

 

 

Saint Louis Ballet Professional Division

St. Louis, MO

stlouisballet.org/professionaldivision

Company affiliation:
Saint Louis Ballet

Size:
20 students

Age range:
18–22

Technique:
Classical ballet technique, pas de deux, contemporary and variations

Performance opportunities:
SLB’s The Nutcracker, Cinderella, public performances, among others

Tuition:
$327.60 per month for nine months

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
BalletMet 2, Indiana University, Oklahoma University, University of Utah, Texas Christian University

Auditions:
Required

Daily schedule:
Monday: 12:30 pm–2 pm, ballet; 2:30 pm–3:30 pm, pas de deux. Tuesday: 12:30 pm–2 pm, ballet; 2:30 pm–3:30 pm, pointe/men’s technique. Wednesday: 12:30 pm–2 pm, ballet; 2:30 pm–3:30 pm, contemporary or rehearsals with company. Thursday: 1 pm–2:30 pm, ballet; 2:40 pm–3:30 pm, pointe/men’s technique or rehearsals with company. Friday: 10:30 am–12 pm, ballet; 2:30 pm–3:30 pm, variations or rehearsals with company. Saturday: 12:45 pm–2 pm, ballet; 3:30 pm–5:30 pm, rehearsals with company

Additional opportunities:
Career planning, student conferences, Pilates training

 

San Jose Dance Theatre’s Pre-Professional Program

 

San Jose, CA

sjdt.org

Company affiliation:
San Jose Dance Theatre Company

Size:
15 students

Age range:
16–21

Technique:
Classical technique, contemporary dance and modern dance

Performance opportunities:
Dancers perform in all company performances, which include; The Nutcracker, annual contemporary program, digital dance shorts, spring performance and fall performance

Tuition:
$5,900

Room/board:
Not offered

Auditions:
Year-round

Daily schedule:
Pre-professional students generally train from 9:30 am–3:30 pm, Monday–Friday, and from 10 am–3 pm on Saturday. Classes include classical ballet, contemporary, repertoire, pas de deux and fitness/stretch/strengthening.

 

State Street Ballet Professional Track

Santa Barbara, CA

statestreetballet.com

Company affiliation:
State Street Ballet

Size:
20–25 students

Age range:
18–22

Technique:
Classical and contemporary/modern

Performance opportunities:
State Street Ballet

Tuition:
$6,000 for 32 weeks

Room/board:
n/a

Alumni:
State Street Ballet, Disney Cruise Line, Oklahoma City Ballet

Auditions:
Details on State Street Ballet website

Daily schedule:
9 am–3 pm

Additional opportunities:
Touring, teaching

 

 

Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education: Trainee Program

Tulsa, OK

tulsaballet.org/trainee-program

Company affiliation:
Tulsa Ballet

Size:
15–20 students

Age range:
17–22

Technique:
Based on the Russian system

Performance opportunities:
Winter presentation, spring showcase, community events and performances with Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Ballet II

Tuition:
$5,040 per year

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Tulsa Ballet, Houston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater

Auditions:
To schedule, call school at 918.712.5327, or see website for audition locations

Daily schedule:
30+ hours per week in ballet, pointe, variations, repertoire and contemporary

Additional opportunities:
Tulsa Ballet II (the Tulsa Ballet second company)

Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet Training Program

North Miami Beach, FL

artsballettheatre.org

Company Affiliation:
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Size:
16 students per class

Age Range:
12 – 18

Technique:
Vaganova Method

Performance opportunities:
Trainees participate in Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida rehearsals and performances throughout the season in resident South Florida venues and international festivals.

Tuition:
$500-$4,500

Room/board:
Not offered

Alumni:
Solange Villacorta: Principal Ballet Municipal de Lima; Leslie Flesner: Broadway; Ian Paget: Broadway; Daniel Panameño: Cincinnati Ballet

Auditions:
Required, year-round

Daily Schedule:
Classes 6 days a week including technique, variations, pas de deux, contemporary, character classes and additional rehearsal time for school and company

Additional Opportunities:
Trainees participate at the annual student showcase and guest perform with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s full season.

 

 

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Alberta Ballet School, Professional Division

Calgary, AB, Canada

albertaballetschool.com

Company affiliation:
Alberta Ballet Company

Size:
100–140 students

Age range:
7th grade–postgraduate

Technique:
Our ballet curriculum is specifically developed for Alberta Ballet School and incorporates prominent influences from Cecchetti, Vaganova and French systems of training.

Performance opportunities:
Alberta Ballet Company, Alberta Ballet School performances

Tuition:
$15,000–$25,000

Room/board:
Yes

Alumni:
Alberta Ballet Company, Japan National Ballet, Ballet de Barcelona, San Francisco Ballet, Hong Kong National Ballet

Auditions:
Twice a year

Daily schedule:
8 am–5 pm

 

Goh Ballet Academy Canada

Vancouver, BC, Canada

gohballet.com

Size:
100+ students (10–15 per class)

Age range:
13–19 & up

Technique:
Classical instruction based on the Vaganova method. Students are encouraged to become versatile dancers through exposure to a variety of disciplines.

Performance opportunities:
Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Annual Spring Showcase Performance, educational outreach programs, performance tours, local and international dance festivals and competitions

Tuition:
Information provided upon request

Room/board:
Homestay program available

Alumni:
San Francisco Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada

Auditions:
Private or group (see website for dates); video auditions accepted

Daily schedule:
5–10 hours of classes and rehearsals per day in technique, pointe, men’s work, repertoire, variations, pas de deux, contemporary and stylistic dance, as well as stretch and strengthening, mental skills training and health/well-being

Additional opportunities:
Goh Ballet Youth Company

 

L’ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DE BALLET DU QUÉBEC

Montreal, QC, Canada

esbq.ca/en/performance

Company affiliation:
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

Size:
200 students, 12 per class

Age range:
8–23

Technique:
Classical, contemporary and character dance

Performance opportunities:
School annual shows, special projects with major partners, among others

Tuition:
$1,620–$5,675

Room/board:
Boarding offered five days a week by our school partner, the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

Alumni:
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Ballett Zürich

Auditions:
Required, year-round

Daily schedule:
Full-time program given in partnership with the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie and the Cégep du Vieux Montréal for students from grade 7 to third year of college; after-school program for students from grades 3 to 6

Additional opportunities:
Choreography workshops, The Nutcracker with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens or Ballet Ouest

 

 

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