Students of the School of Pennsylvania Ballet | Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Pre-Professional Division

Pre-Professional Division, (age range approximately 14-17) Audition required.
 
This division provides a necessary base to ease the transition from student to professional dancer in a focused, nurturing environment.  Students participate in daily class, Monday-Saturday.  The audition-only program is geared toward developing the whole artist offering classes beyond dance technique to create well-rounded dancers ready for the professional ballet world. Pre-professional Division must meet the minimum standards regarding pointe work (for girls) and the physicality generally considered necessary for professional success in classical ballet.  Level 8 have classes in the morning and have opportunities to take classes with the Pennsylvania Ballet’s second company, and be taught by Artistic Director, Angel Corella.  The Pre-Professional Division continues to receive performance opportunities with the company in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as well as Pennsylvania Ballet’s Second Company’s (PB2’s) Family Series. 
 
Levels 5-8
 
To recieve more information about our August 5th or September 6th, 2017 auditions, please email jsmith@paballet.org.