Professional Training Program
Ballet Chelsea’s Professional Training Program (PTP) is designed for dedicated dancers with a strong drive to take their training to a pre-professional level. PTP artists are involved in all major productions put on by Ballet Chelsea, as well as outreach performances throughout the community. PTP artists have access to a wide range of classes, masterclasses, and seminars to round out their ballet training.
Dancers interested in PTP must audition for the program in during Ballet Chelsea’s annual auditions for The Nutcracker. See our Auditions page for details.
Dancers in PTP are required to take 8 dance classes per week. This includes the 4-5 suggested weekly ballet classes. See our Ballet Training Program classes for information about our current semester.
Other classes that PTP’s are strongly encouraged to take include:
- Pointe Variations (2 weekly pointe classes required)
- Contemporary 7 & 8 and/or Jazz 7 & 8
- Strength & Conditioning
- Mime and Physical Acting (14 & up)