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Professional Division

Preparing young dancers for a professional career in ballet.

World-Class Training

Our audition-only division is intended for advanced dancers. The Texas Ballet Theater School Professional Division programs educate, train and prepare students for a career in professional dance.

Students concentrate on advancing technique and developing artistry through intensive full-day instruction. These comprehensive programs provide the experience necessary to transition from student to professional dancer, all while offering personal attention in an intimate, nurturing environment.

Professional Division Programs

Studio Training Company

Intended for elite dancers ages 16-21. Dancers train 6 days per week at TBTS Fort Worth with a focus in classical technique, pointe, variations and modern dance. Classes and rehearsals are led by TBT School Faculty and Artistic Staff, along with guest artists, giving dancers the unique opportunity to work with Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, 0.B.E., and his esteemed Artistic Staff.

Professional Training Division

Intended for advanced dancers ages 14- 18. Dancers train 6 days per week at TBTS Dallas with a focus in classical technique, pointe, variations, and modern dance. They will have the opportunity to audition for the Dallas School Ensemble, which performs throughout the Metroplex.

Audition & Enrollment

Auditions take place during TBT’s National Audition Tour. Dancers may be asked to attend the Summer Intensive or schedule a follow up audition at Texas Ballet Theater for further consideration.

Remember to bring a resume and letter of recommendation from a current ballet instructor to attach to your audition form. For more about the Professional Division Programs, including audition instructions, email professionaldivision@texasballet.org.

July 6 - August 1

Summer Intensive 2020

Over the course of 3 and 5-week programs, students ages I2-21 will take part in a concentrated, comprehensive program with TBT Artistic Staff, Faculty and renowned guest instructors. The Texas Ballet Theater Summer Intensive is designed to refine technique, artistic expression and musicality to prepare well-rounded, classically trained dancers for a professional career.

Participation in the TBT Summer Intensive is recommended for accepted Studio Training Company and Professional Training Division dancers.

For more about the Professional Division Program, including audition instructions, email professionaldivision@texasballet.org.