THE PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION PREPARE STUDENTS FOR A
PROFESSIONAL FUTURE IN BALLET OR CONTEMPORARY
The Pre-Professional Ballet Division prepares students for a professional future in ballet. Acceptance to this program is by audition only. Students must be at least age 9 with 2 years of experience and show a readiness with an open mind for the division's intense training. The program accepts students possessing physical attributes that are generally considered requisite for professional accomplishments in classical ballet. The students are accepted on a trial basis throughout the year and are evaluated by technical development, talent, and artistic merit. Students have the opportunity but are not required to compete as soloists in prestigious ballet competitions in the world. Students training in the Professional Ballet Division automatically become members of the Performance Program.
The Pre-Professional Contemporary Division will prepare dancers interested in pursuing contemporary dance
professionally. To invest in their next steps through education and research within the field. To diversify
their skill sets in all genres of contemporary dance.