Pre-Professional Training Program

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy offers a robust Pre-Professional Training Program led by senior faculty member and Head of Training for Academy and Pre-Professional Divisions Tatiana Malinkine.

Intended for recent high school grads and high school students with alternative academic study options, the Pre-Professional Training Program offers daily intensive training to prepare young dancers for a second-company experience. The Pre-Professional Training Program educates, trains and prepares students for a career in professional dance.

Audition & Enrollment

Students must be advanced level dancers in high school or post-high school.  Ladies must have at least 4 years of intensive pointe training.

Auditions for the 2020-21 Pre-Professional Training Program will take place during the 2020 Summer Intensive Program.

Program Highlights
  • Daily classes in ballet, pointe or men’s work
  • Weekly classes in variations
  • Guest teachers in various other dance styles
  • Outstanding international faculty
  • Inspiring live musical accompaniment
  • Small class size provides focused individual attention
  • Audition opportunities for Milwaukee Ballet Company productions
  • New, state-of-the-art studios at Baumgartner Center for Dance


Standard Schedule

8:15-9:15am | Pilates (Select days)
9:30-11:00am | Ballet
11:15-12:15pm | Pointe/Virtuosity
12:15-1:15pm | Lunch Break
1:15-2:15pm | Repertoire
2:30-3:30 | Style Class (Hip Hop, African, Contemporary, etc)

Subject to change.  Students must check schedule screens daily for most current information.

2020-21 Tuition

September – May | 9 monthly payments of $805 | September tuition is due at the time of registration.
Includes all classes, rehearsals, all costumes and performance participation.
Online applications for financial assistance are available here for this program.
Students must secure their own housing, food, transportation, dance attire and shoes.


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Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy provides an encouraging environment where all ages are invited to find and refine their artistry.

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Season 2019-20

This season we celebrate 50 years of presenting classical and modern ballet in Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee Ballet was founded in 1970 by Roberta Boorse, we are an international company of dancers, a thriving school and academy and a force for change in the community.

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