Chevalier Ballet Company is committed to giving you the experience, education, and OPPORTUNITY to equip you for YOUR career — as a professional dancer. 

In 2021 Chevalier Ballet is starting a brand new one-year trainee program. Our mission is to give young graduate dancers the opportunity to be part of a professional touring company, working WITH the professional dancers within Chevalier Ballet Company. 

How to Apply

To audition for the Chevalier Ballet Company, you must be between the ages of 18 and 29 years old by 1 October 2021, and have completed an advanced level of ballet training. Stage experience is required. Video 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 video fee and send your application to:


Chevalier Ballet

Attn: Sara Knight

200 East 89th Street, #26H

NY, NY  10128

Audition Inquiries. Please address all audition inquiries to, and use the subject line “Trainee Program Audition.”


Application Deadline — 1 June 2021

Program Commitment Deadline — 1 August 2021

Our season begins in September 2021 and runs through May 2022.

About the Chevalier Ballet Trainee Program

The Chevalier Ballet 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. 

As a member of the Trainee Program, you’ll be in Chevalier’s ‘Company Class’ and of course, the company’s rehearsals. AND with regular opportunities to perform, on tour, in Chevalier Ballet’s productions - as a member of the company.

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.

We want to support and showcase the work of today's up-and-coming dancers. Chevalier Ballet Company is committed to giving you the EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, and OPPORTUNITY to equip you for YOUR career — as a professional dancer.