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Professional Track | State Street Ballet

State Street Ballet: Training


Professional Track

State Street Ballet's Year-Round Trainee Program

Designed for the advanced dancer, the Professional Track Program is a 32 week course that meets five days a week. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, variations, pas de deux, modern, conditioning, and choreography. Dancers have the opportunity to be selected to participate in State Street Ballet productions along with the Professional Track performance schedule. The PT curriculum was created for dancers interested in fine-tuning their technique and exploring their artistic expression through classical variations and contemporary choreography. The artists currently accepted into the program range in age from 18 to 22, each bringing individual goals and expectations to the program.

Our Professional Track dancers train for five hours a day, five days a week, with optional classes on Saturdays. They are invited to take company class once a week and participate in a full company schedule if selected to perform with the company. Our faculty consists of State Street Ballet’s artistic directors, ballet masters, and a nationally respected roster of teachers. Dancers receive career and audition guidance as they work through 32 weeks of preparing for the next step in their dance career. The Professional Track schedule leaves time for dancers to enroll in college courses while continuing their training. Santa Barbara City College is one of the highest rated community colleges in America and is located a few miles from State Street Ballet. For further information please email: m.philipp@statestreetballet.com or call 805.845.1432.

How to Audition

Attend one of the open auditions in the audition schedule. Download the application form below, fill it out, and bring it to the audition along with a headshot, dance photo in first arabesque, and $30 (cash only) for audition fee.

2020/21 Professional Track Audition Form

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Professional Track Alumni


Professional Track Dancers 2019-20

Amanda Beasley
Eliana Yopp
Elida De Fazio
Eliza Leamy
Emily McKinney
Emily Ridings
Emma Lawrence
Erica Patton
Hannah Anderson
Hannah Ornelas
Hope Easter
Joey Morrow
Josie Donnelly
Julia Kamilos
Kayla Kane Vaskelis
Marcie Demangos
Callie Mick
Michael Haverty
Michelle Oakman
Roya Baker-Vahdani
Sisombath Souvannasack
Valerie Garcia