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Professional Track | State Street Ballet

State Street Ballet: Training

Professional Track

State Street Ballet's 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: or call 805.845.1432.

How to Audition

Video audition submissions are still being accepted. The deadline to register is May 25. 



Professional Track Alumni

Professional Track Dancers 2020-21

Adriana Castellanet
Alexie Montoya
Alexis Robards
Allie Mikalatos
Annie Howeth
Anya Hess
Ava McLarand
Caleb Knight
Callie Mick
Chloe Koutroulis
Elly Yopp
Eliana Montalvo
Elsa Goldwasser
Genevieve Basu
Hannah Ornelas
Isabella Furrillo
Joey Morrow
Makena Malonso
Marty St.Pierre
Megan Hanson
Melina Hudak
Melissa Dahms
Molly Kayden
Moorea Christensen
Nathaniel Tyson
Ryan Stroble
Samantha Zamora
Sydney Leong
Taylor Stagnaro
Valerie Garcia