The Nancy EinhornMilwaukee Ballet II
Milwaukee Ballet II Program

Rolando Yanes
Director of Milwaukee Ballet II

Mireille Favarel
Associate Director of Milwaukee Ballet II

Karl von Rabenau
Principal Faculty

Alyson Chavez
Director of Community Outreach

Lori Flanigan
Community Outreach Coordinator

Our Mission

The Milwaukee Ballet II program, established in 1978, nurtures and develops dancers’ technical skills and artistry required for a professional career in dance. The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II curriculum is based on the artistic vision of Milwaukee Ballet and gives dancers the training needed to bridge the gap between student and professional through performing opportunities with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, as well as performances created specifically for Milwaukee Ballet II. These dancers are a vital part of the Department of Education’s mission to reach and educate the community. Their participation in outreach programs through teaching and performing fully enhances their education.

"A favorite part of my experience in Milwaukee Ballet II was performing with the company and having the thrill of watching the principals of my time from the wings.  They were truly inspiring and I would try to emulate all that I had seen." 
~Amy Fote, Houston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet II Graduate



Entrance into the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program is determined during participation in Milwaukee Ballet's Summer Intensive Program.  All dancers interested in MBII for the 2015-16 season should audition for Milwaukee Ballet' Summer Intensive Program in January-February 2015.  Milwaukee Ballet II Artistic Staff reserve the right to audition and accept students into the program independently of the Summer Intensive Program.



Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Dance.  Under this accreditation, Milwaukee Ballet II exceeds the post-secondary, professional oriented requirement of a minimum of 30 credit hours per semester.  This credit is only transferable when recognized by other institutions.