Pre-Professional Training Program

starting September 2019 [9 Month Program]

For the first time ever, Milwaukee Ballet is offering a robust Pre-Professional Training Program led and created by Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy and Milwaukee Ballet II Director Rolando Yanes.

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.

Program Highlights
  • Daily classes in ballet, pointe or men’s work
  • Weekly classes in variations and partnering
  • Guest teachers in various other dance styles
  • Outstanding international faculty
  • Inspiring live musical accompaniment
  • Small class size provides focused individual attention
  • In-studio and main stage performance opportunities as a group and with Milwaukee Ballet II and Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy
  • Audition opportunities for Milwaukee Ballet Company productions
  • New, state-of-the-art studios at Baumgartner Center for Dance

 

Sample Schedule | Monday-Friday

9:00-10:00 | Pilates
10:15-12:00 | Ballet Technique
12:00-12:30 | Lunch Break
12:30-1:30 | Pointe or Men’s Class
1:30-2:30 | Partnering or Style Class
2:30-4:00 | Rehearsal

 

Tuition (estimated)

September – May | 9 monthly payments of $775
Includes all classes, rehearsals, all costumes and performance participation.  Students must secure their own housing, food, transportation, dance attire and shoes.

 

Audition & Enrollment

Students must be advanced level dancers, ages 15+.   Ladies must have at least 4 years of intensive pointe training.

Students must be previously enrolled Academy I or II in Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy and recommended by MBSA Faculty or be selected through the Summer Intensive Program.

Please email or call 414-649-4077 for more information.

Registration will begin in June.

New Baumgartner Center for Dance Facility

Milwaukee Ballet’s new headquarters, Baumgartner Center for Dance, will be a new two-story, 52,000-square-foot-facility located in the heart of Milwaukee’s Third Ward featuring seven state-of-the-art studios, lounges, and changing rooms for the company’s school students. There will also be larger, furnished waiting lounges and dressing rooms.

 

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