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Professional Track | State Street Ballet

State Street Ballet: Training

Professional Track

State Street Ballet's Trainee Program

Designed for the advanced dancer, the Professional Track Program is a 32 week course that meets five days a week. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, variations, pas de deux, modern, conditioning, and choreography. Dancers have the opportunity to be selected to participate in State Street Ballet productions along with the Professional Track performance schedule. The PT curriculum was created for dancers interested in fine-tuning their technique and exploring their artistic expression through classical variations and contemporary choreography. The artists currently accepted into the program range in age from 18 to 23, each bringing individual goals and expectations to the program.

Our Professional Track dancers train for five hours a day, five days a week, with optional classes on Saturdays. They are invited to take company class once a week and participate in a full company schedule if selected to perform with the company. Our faculty consists of State Street Ballet’s artistic directors, rehearsal directors, dancers, and a nationally respected roster of teachers. Dancers receive career and audition guidance as they work through 32 weeks of preparing for the next step in their dance career. The Professional Track schedule leaves time for dancers to enroll in college courses while continuing their training. Santa Barbara City College is one of the highest rated community colleges in America and is located a few miles from State Street Ballet. For further information please email: m.philipp@statestreetballet.com or call 805.845.1432.

How to Audition

Attend one of our in-person auditions held nationwide, a virtual audition, or submit a video audition. Pre-registration is REQUIRED for all auditions, and closes 2 days before the date of audition. Limited availability. Please register below. Visit our Auditions Page for the audition schedule. 

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Professional Track Dancers 2021-22

Adriana Castellanet
Alexie Montoya
Alexis Robards
Allie Mikalatos
Anna Nader
Annie Howeth
Anya Hess
Caleb Knight
Camilla Robertson
Emma Maples
Genevieve Noonan
Grace Hopper
Isabella Furrillo
Jillian Sadler
Katie Mendelsberg
Kennedy Curtis
Liz King
Madeline Gosnell
Makena Malonso
Marcie Demangos
Molly Kayden
Tirza Panunto