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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 Trainee 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.

Click here for information on our 2017-18 Professional Track Trainee Showcase at the New Vic, May 12, 2018!

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: or call 805.845.1432.

How to Audition

Attend one of the open auditions in the schedule below. Download the application form (see below), 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.

Download the Application Form

Summer Intensive and Professional Track Audition Form (pdf)

See Audition Schedule

Professional Track Calendar


Professional Track Alumni

Professional Track Dancers 2017-18

Adele Hall
Alvaro Oquita
Amber Hirschfield
Ana Glass
Ariana Serrano
Arianna Hartanov
Ashley Burdick
Brooke De Soto
Brynna Gallagher
Fenella O’Neill
Helena Reading
India Olchefske
Lacey Ward
Lena Alvino
Megan Wissler
Natalie Caudel
Olivia Otcasek
Quinn Oliver
Sierra Heller
Tarryn Stewart