Ages 16 to 21. Audition scheduled for April 22 has been canceled due to COVID-19.
E-mail to apply.

Send a CV, head shot, photo in first arabesque, and brief video link of classwork to:

Additionally, Trainees may be chosen from the Senior Summer Program. Learn more here.

Aspiring dance professionals from 16 to 21 years (may turn 22 during the 20/21 season) can begin their professional experience by training with Ballet Palm Beach. This intensive training is considered a bridge between student and professional and is tuition-based.
Trainees will have classes with Ballet Palm Beach faculty, rehearse alongside company dancers, and have numerous opportunities to perform in main stage productions and outreach performances. The Ballet Palm Beach Trainee program is limited to 12 dancers.


  • 14 to 16 classes per week
  • Daily rehearsals with Ballet Palm Beach faculty for main stage productions and various outreach performances.
  • Classes include: Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, Variations, Pilates, Modern, Musical Theatre and Revolutionary Principles of Movement.


Total yearly tuition is $5,000. A $750 deposit will be due upon enrollment. Remaining tuition is broken down into two payments of $2,125 or ten monthly installments of $425.


Housing must be arranged by the Trainee.


Colleen Smith, Artistic Director
Ruth C. Petrinovic, Consultant
Claudia Cravey, Ballet, Pointe, Variations
Marshall Levin, Ballet, Repertoire, Partnering
Donna Morgan, Tap
Lily Ojea Loveland, Pointe, Variations, Revolutionary Principles of Movement (RPM)
Danielle Armstrong, Pilates

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