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TRAINEE PROGRAM

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.

DAILY ACTIVITIES

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.

COST

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.

EVALUATIONS

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.

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2024 - 2025 SEASON AUDITIONS

AUDITION DATES
ALL AUDITION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO BEING CONSIDERED FOR AN IN-PERSON AUDITION DATE

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 audition@clevelandballet.org 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

PROGRAM DATES

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.

TUITION

$600 per month, totaling $6,000 for the year (August-June)

HOUSING

Housing is available and will be provided upon request. Please email school@clevelandballet.org after acceptance to learn more. Housing is not included in the tuition price.

AUDITION FEE

School of Cleveland Ballet understands the financial burden and will not be collecting audition fees this year.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

School of Cleveland Ballet trainees must be between the ages of 18-22. 

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