CHEVALIER BALLET PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
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 the Chevalier Ballet Professional Training Program. 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. Chevalier Ballet Professional Training Program is a trainee program with a 1-3 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, extra enhancement classes are given including contemporary, pilates, and yoga.
The Chevalier Ballet Professional Training 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.
The daily trainee activities include classes and rehearsals in the early part of the day with the Chevalier Ballet company, as well as optional extra pilates, yoga, and contemporary classes in the afternoons.
Professional Training 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.
Student Trainee: Student Trainees are first-year Professional Training Program dancers. The tuition for first-year trainees is $7,000.
Trainee: Trainees are second-year Professional Training Program dancers. The tuition for Trainees is $6,000.
Trainee Artist: Trainee Artists are third-year Professional Training Program dancers. The tuition for Trainee Artitsts is $5,000.
Professional Training Program dancers 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 toward 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 October 1st, 2023, and have completed an advanced level of ballet training. Stage experience is required. Auditions are accepted year-round.
An in-person audition will be held on August 25th, 2023 from 12-1:30 pm at 380 Broadway, Fl 5, New York, NY 10013. This audition will take place during Chevalier Ballet's 2-week summer intensive. Participation in the summer intensive is not required to attend the audition, although it is suggested in order to learn excerpts of Chevalier Ballet's repertoire and to meet the company's faculty and staff. To register for the Chevalier Ballet Profesional training program audition in New York, click here.
If you are unable to make it to our NYC audition, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an in-person audition at our New York City studios or send an audition video.
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 YouTube link 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.
For videos, please include a $35.00 processing fee and send your application to:
or send a check to:
Chevalier Ballet Professional Training Program
Attn: Sara Knight, Artistic Director
200 East 89 Street, #26H
NY, NY 10128
Audition Inquiries. Please address all audition inquiries to email@example.com, and use the subject line 'Chevalier Ballet Professional Training Program Audition.'
Application Deadline — Applications accepted throughout the year.
Our 2022/2023 season begins in October and runs through May.