CBC CHEVALIER BALLET CONSERVATORY
Chevalier Ballet is committed to giving you the experience, education, and opportunity to equip you for your career — as a professional dancer.
In 2021 Chevalier Ballet started a brand new trainee program called CBC Chevalier Ballet Conservatory. Our mission is to give young graduate dancers the opportunity to be part of a professional touring company, while working with the professional dancers within Chevalier Ballet company. CBC Chevalier Ballet Conservatory is a trainee program with a 1-2 year commitment for dancers who are preparing for a professional career in the dance field. The goal of this program is to create professional artists while still perfecting their ballet training. The dancers will train alongside and perform with professional dancers within Chevalier Ballet Company. In addition, classes are available for trainees at our SLK Ballet School.
The CBC Chevalier Ballet Conservatory trainee program is the perfect bridge from conservatory life into full company life. It is structured to give you the best possible post-graduate education and career start.
Daily Conservatory Activities
The daily trainee activities include classes and rehearsals in the early part of the day with the Chevalier Ballet company, as well as advanced ballet technique, pointe and repertoire classes with the full-time students of the SLK Ballet School.
CBC trainee program dancers are given mentoring and coaching. Together we’ll address any technical issues that will help you transition to company standards. You will also be working with some highly esteemed ‘guest’ teachers and receive additional coaching from company dancers.
CBC trainees are evaluated each year by Chevalier Ballet Artistic staff to receive detailed feedback on their progress. Trainees who successfully graduate from the program receive individual career advice, assistance, and mentoring towards a career in dance and professional performance. Graduating trainees are seriously considered for apprenticeship positions in Chevalier Ballet as they become available, though such positions are not guaranteed.
How to Apply
To audition for the CBC Chevalier Ballet Conservatory trainee program, you must be between the ages of 18 to 25 years old by 1 October 2021, and have completed an advanced level of ballet training. Stage experience is required. Auditions are accepted year-round. Audition Videos should include barre, center work, pirouettes, petite and grande allegro. Ladies should include pointe work and gentlemen should include jumps, including tours en l’air and petit allegro with beats and at least one turning combination. Audition videos should be formatted on a DVD and no more than 15-minutes in length. Please label the video with the applicant's Name, Age, Mailing Address, Email Address, Phone Number, and Years of Training.
Please include a $35.00 processing fee and send your application to:
CBC Chevalier Ballet Conservatory
Attn: Sara Knight, Artistic Director
200 East 89 Street, #26H
NY, NY 10128
Audition Inquiries. Please address all audition inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, and use the subject line 'CBC Chevalier Ballet Conservatory Trainee Program Audition.'
Application Deadline — Applications accepted throughout the year.
Our 2021/2022 season begins in September and runs through June.
CBC trainee program’s tuition is 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. 2021/2022 Trainees pay $500 per month from September — June inclusive, for a total of $5,000 per year.
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