The Texas Ballet Theater School Professional Division prepares advanced dancers for a professional ballet career. Admittance to this program is by audition or invitation only. Professional Division classes are held at least three five mornings a week followed by Pointe, Variations/Repertoire and/or rehearsal. Additionally, students are advised to enroll in the TBTS Advanced Level in evenings and weekends for additional training.
Instruction by Texas Ballet Theater School faculty and Texas Ballet Theater artistic staff ensures the development of proper technique and versatile performance skills.
Professional Division dancers participate in a variety of performances and community outreach programs. At the discretion of the Artistic Director, they may be given the valuable opportunity to attend Company rehearsals or to perform with Texas Ballet Theater.
Professional Division students also enrolled in the TBTS Advanced Level attend evening Ballet, Pointe, and Pas de Deux classes as well as Saturday Ballet, Modern and Jazz classes. Dancers have the opportunity to perform in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker and the TBTS Spring Performance, and to become members of the Performance Group for additional onstage opportunities.
Although TBTS does not provide housing or academic instruction for out of town students, we will offer recommendations. Students who have not completed high school are expected to continue their formal education at home or online.
Professional Division Schedule:
Additional rehearsals as called. Recommended enrollment in Advanced Level evening and weekend classes.
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$386/month for Professional Division
$488/month for Professional Division & Advanced Level
Discounts offered for semester and annual payments