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Professional Training Division

An intensive training program designed to prepare dancers for a professional career in ballet.

Professional Dance Development

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.

Classes and rehearsals are led by TBT School Faculty and Artistic Staff, along with guest artists, giving dancers the unique opportunity to work with TBT’s esteemed Artistic Staff — including Artistic Director Tim O’Keefe and Artistic Director Laureate Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.

Ballet Teaches Balance

The program curriculum includes dedicated time for schoolwork to help students balance their academic and dance studies. TBTS does not provide housing for out of town students but will offer recommendations for local apartment complexes and roommates. Students who have not completed high school are expected to complete their formal academic education.

Audition & Enrollment

Those interested in the Professional Training Division can audition at any Summer Intensive Audition. Our Summer Intensive page contains locations, dates, and other details.

Video auditions are also accepted, and can be submitted here. There is a $40 audition fee to submit a video audition. When completing the application and registration, you will need to provide a headshot, photo in first arabesque, and resume. Only applications submitted through the online form will be reviewed. No email submissions or phone calls, please.

For questions or more information about our Professional Training Division, please email us at

Remember to bring a resume and letter of recommendation from a current ballet instructor to attach to your audition form.

Summer Intensive

Incoming Studio Training Company and Professional Training Division dancers are encouraged to attend the TBT Summer Intensive.

For more about the Professional Division Program, including audition instructions, email