School of Cleveland Ballet's Trainee Program is a 2-year commitment for dancers who are preparing for a professional dance career. The goal of this program is to create working professionals and perfect their ballet training.
Trainees will participate in company class and company rehearsal during the early part of the day as well as advanced professional ballet technique, pointe and variation classes with the Pre-Professional Division.
The Trainee Program's tuition is purposely kept reasonable with the intent of facilitating accessibility for a broad range of dancers. We are fully aware of the necessity for trainees to work to cover their expenses while attending the program and that paying tuition on top of their expenses can be tough.
Trainees are evaluated twice each year by School of Cleveland Ballet artistic staff to receive detailed feedback on their progress. Those who successfully graduate from the program receive individual career advice, assistance, and counseling towards a career in dance and professional performance. Graduating trainees are seriously considered for apprenticeship positions in Cleveland Ballet as they become available, though such positions are not guaranteed.
ALL AUDITION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO BEING CONSIDERED FOR AN IN-PERSON AUDITION DATE
New York City, NY: January 28, 2024
Deadline to Submit Materials: December 26, 2023
School of American Ballet Studios
70 Lincoln Center Plaza | New York, NY 10023
Jupiter, FL: March 3, 2024
Deadline to Submit Materials: February 5, 2024
Performing Arts Academy of Jupiter
6743 W. Indiantown Rd. Ste. 34 | Jupiter, FL 33485
Cleveland, OH: March 10, 2024
Deadline to Submit Materials: February 12, 2024
Cleveland Ballet Studios
23020 Miles Rd. | Cleveland, OH 44128
AUDITION & VIDEO REQUIREMENTS:
Submit all materials to email@example.com before the deadline to be considered for an in-person audition.
You will receive notice within two weeks (14 days) of the submission deadline of a decision.
Audition Cost: FREE
Due to the competitive nature of School of Cleveland Ballet's Trainee Program, space in the program is limited. We suggest sending your audition materials as soon as possible to secure your spot in the program pending acceptance.
2024-2025 TRAINEE PROGRAM AUDITIONS
The Trainee Program runs for 40 weeks. In addition, if accepted to the program, trainees are required to attend the summer intensive. Partial scholarships will be given for the summer intensive.
$600 per month, totaling $6,000 for the year (August-June)
Housing is available and will be provided upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org after acceptance to learn more. Housing is not included in the tuition price.
School of Cleveland Ballet understands the financial burden and will not be collecting audition fees this year.
School of Cleveland Ballet trainees must be between the ages of 18-22.