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Trainee Program



The School of New England Ballet Theatre's Trainee Program offers supplemental classical ballet training and performance opportunities to promising young dancers. Students will be provided the experience necessary to dive deeper into their technical and artistic selves, while receiving personal attention in a supportive and nurturing environment.

The Trainee Program runs on Sundays* during the school year from 10:00am-3:00pm. Those chosen for the Trainee Program can expect a demanding curriculum and several performance opportunities throughout the year.


*Dancers in the Trainee Program may also enroll in additional classes through the Open Program.





Dancers must audition for the opportunity to be considered for this program.

Dancers may audition for the Trainee Program through the attendance of any NEBT summer intensive or class.

Interested dancers should email for more information.



Committed students that are enrolled in dance classes outside of the Trainee program who want to develop their technique and artistry and have more performance opportunities. This program is fantastic for any dancer interested in pursuing a career in dance. 

(Students who are not yet en pointe will be assessed for strength and ability and will begin pointe training when recommended by our faculty). 


Trainees participate in ballet technique, pointe, variations, and contemporary classes taught by NEBT faculty and guest artists. In addition, Trainees rehearse and perform works set on them from the repertory of New England Ballet Theatre. Trainees also participate in workshops on pedagogy, choreography, and health & wellness and have access to world renown pointe shoe fitters and exclusive fitting events.


Trainees perform during the school year in outreach performances throughout the community. They also understudy and perform in NEBT full-length productions including The Fantastic Toyshop, the student choreography production, and the spring ballet.


Tuition for the Trainee Program is $2,835 for the year.

Learn more about our tuition policies here.

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