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


Standard Schedule

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:15-9:15am | Pilates
9:30-11:00am | Ballet
11:15am-12:15pm | Pointe or Men’s Class
12:15-1:15pm | Style, Varies (Partnering, Variations, non-ballet)
1:15-2:15pm | Lunch Break
2:15-3:45pm | Rehearsals

Tuesday & Thursday
9:30-11:00am | Ballet
11:15am-12:15pm | Pointe or Men’s Class
12:15-1:15pm | Style, Varies (Partnering, Variations, non-ballet)
1:15-2:15pm | Lunch Break
2:15-3:45pm | Rehearsals

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


September – May | 9 monthly payments of $775
Includes all classes, rehearsals, all costumes and performance participation.
Financial assistance applications will be available starting June, 2019.
Students must secure their own housing, food, transportation, dance attire and shoes.


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.

Current MBSA students must be recommended by MBSA Faculty.  Students from outside MBSA will selected through the Summer Intensive Program Audition Tour and/or the Summer Intensive Program.

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

Registration will officially begin in June but if you have been offered early registration following your summer intensive audition, register early here.

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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School & Academy

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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Our Story

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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Find a Class

Find the right class for you. Classes for ages 3 and up. Enroll by February and dance in our school showcase.

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