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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 21, 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 director, 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 schedule below. Download the application form (available in January 2019), fill it out, and bring it to the audition along with a headshot, dance photo in first arabesque, and $20 (cash only) for audition fee.

See Audition Schedule


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Professional Track Alumni


Professional Track Dancers 2018-19

Amber Hirschfield
Ashley Burdick
Brooklyn Ratliff
Danielle Milstead
Eliza Leamy
Emily McKinney
Emma Lawrence
Erica Patton
Eryn DiZerega
Faith Slater
Hannah Anderson
Helena Reading
Jenna Brandt
Josephine Morrow
Katie Carothers
Kelsey Boyle
Michelle Oakman
Nathalie Bradford
Nina Schotland
Quinn Oliver
Roya Baker-Vahdani
Samadhi Russek
Sierra Heller
Sisombath Souvannasack
Tarryn Stewart
Valerie Garcia
Waka Takahashi
Zarina Dhillon