ABOUT THE TRAINEE PROGRAM

The program was established in 2015 to supplement Olympic Ballet Theatre’s productions. The Trainee Program is a 1–2 year program for talented pre-professional dancers with prior ballet training, offering an opportunity for young adult dancers to cross the gap between student and professional.

This program operates as a collaborative effort between Olympic Ballet Theatre and Olympic Ballet School (the official school of Olympic Ballet Theatre), offering regular dance classes throughout the training period, morning company classes with professional company dancers, and professional performance experience.

 

TRAINEE REQUIREMENTS

The program is open to dancers ages 18+ or with a high school degree. Trainees must be a United States citizen and have training in classical ballet.

Schedule involves partaking in rehearsals, classes, and performances with company dancers. During the performance off-season, trainees take classes with the pre-professional level Olympic Ballet School students throughout the school year. Tuition is $4,320 per year, partial and full scholarships are available.

Interested applicants must attend Olympic Ballet School Summer Intensive to be considered for Trainee position.

OBT can assist with housing throughout the program. 

Former OBT Trainee Paulina Christian
Into Dust Photography

AUDITION

Live auditions for the 2024/25 season have passed, but interested applicants may send their materials to hadley@olympicballet.org for consideration from the directors.

Materials:

    • Headshot
    • Arabesque photo
    • Resume
    • Video of classwork and a classical variation

Training period: September 2024 – June 2025

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