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Ballet Palm Beach Trainee Program

Those unable to attend the audition
may send a CV, head shot, photo
in first arabesque, and brief video link of classwork to:*

For more information and to register, (561) 630-8235

Aspiring dance professionals from 16 to 22 years can begin their professional experience by training with Ballet Palm Beach. This intensive training is considered the bridge between student and professional. 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. Dancers 16 and up may be considered for positions during our Summer Intensive.


  • 14 to 16 classes per week
  • Daily rehearsals with Ballet Palm Beach for four main stage productions and various outreach performances
  • Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, Variations, Pilates, Modern, Tap, Character, Nutrition, Revolutionary Principles of Movement

Example Daily Schedule, Monday – Saturday

9:30 a.m. – Period 1: Ballet
11:30 a.m. – Period 2: Pointe, Variations or Partnering
12:30 p.m. – Period 3: Rehearsals for Ballet Palm Beach production
4:00 p.m. – Period 4: Tap, Character, Pilates, Modern, Nutrition or Principles of Movement


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


$4,750 per year/$750 deposit with ten payments of $400


Housing must be arranged by Trainee. Ballet Palm Beach will assist in matching roommates.


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