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"As we begin our trainee program, I look forward to aiding in the development of these young budding artists.  I recall from my early days as a student the difficulty transitioning from dancing a few hours a day to a full company schedule.  My hope is to offer support and guidance to these aspiring artists during this phase in their lives." 

~ Maria Kowroski

New Jersey Ballet is excited to offer a trainee program bridging the gap between student and professional. As New Jersey Ballet develops the program, dancers will be selected to join this pre-professional level entitling them to the opportunity to partake in a company member’s daily schedule. This program will provide exclusive strengthening and ballet classes to ensure each dancer is prepared to enter the demands of company life. 

New Jersey Ballet’s Trainee Program selects students on an annual basis. Participants are provided the experience necessary to better prepare for the transition from student to professional dancer. Trainees are selected by the Artistic Director to join the program by audition only (online/in-person).

Training: Trainees participate in daily ballet technique class taught by New Jersey Ballet faculty members. During the Company season, trainees will have the ability to take class with the Company and learn repertory. During the Company’s season and off season, trainees will have access to classes at the School. When the Company is not in season, coaching and classes for the trainees will be scheduled. Performance opportunities with the Company are at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Fee for 2023-2024 Season: $4,500

Payment Plan:
$500 Due upon signing
$1,000 10/1

$1,000 12/1
$1,000 2/1

$1,000 4/1

Class schedule will begin the week of September 18, 2023. Information to follow.

• Trainee must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident •

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