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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- 19. 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.

Men's Scholarship Program

Our Men’s Scholarship Program offers aspiring male dancers ages 14-22 the extraordinary opportunity to receive uninterrupted ballet training, year-round, with renowned instructors and mentors.

As a Men’s Scholarship Program student, you will be part of Texas Ballet Theater’s Men’s and Professional Divisions. Placement into our Professional Training Division (ages 14-19) and Studio Training Company (ages 16-22) is determined by TBT’s esteemed artistic staff upon audition. You will take men’s partnering and technique classes and receive mentorship from Texas Ballet Theater’s world-renowned faculty.

There are a limited number of competitive scholarships available. For more information, please contact us at professionaldivision@texasballet.org.

*At this time, TBT cannot accept international students for our year-round programs as we do not currently have the ability to issue student visas.*

Audition & Enrollment

This year, Texas Ballet Theater will hold live auditions as well as consider video auditions. Dancers may be asked to attend the Summer Intensive for further consideration.

For program-specific audition information, please select the appropriate program above.

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.

June 20-July 22, 2022

Summer Intensive

Over the course of five weeks, students ages 12-22 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.