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New York State Ballet Graduate Program

Preparing Students for a Professional Career in the Field of Dance

The New York State Ballet is proud to introduceour new Graduate Program. This program is a stepping stone from student to professional dancer, with support from our highly trained faculty and guidance from our Company dancers who have gone through the process. Our goal is to challenge and develop emerging artists through intensive training and personalized attention, to help them grow and mature in their craft as they work to become professionals. 


Training for the Future

Members in the Graduate Program will dance between 20 - 25 hours per week, mirroring the New York State Ballet Company schedule with additional dance training tailored to fulfill student needs. Graduates will be frequently cast in full- length NYSB productions and performances, a process integral to dance education. The New York State Ballet believes in providing dancers with a well-rounded education, including instruction in contemporary dance training in addition to daily ballet technique and pointe classes. 

This elite program is audition only. Video auditions are accepted for the first round, in studio auditions preferred and will determine placement. The season run concurrent to the NYSB Company season, August through May. Yearly tuition is $5000.


* Audition fees, travel expenses, and competition entry fees are  not included.

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