Classical Ballet Education for ages 13-19
This year-round, full-day training program is designed to meet the needs of those dedicated students 13-19 years of age who seek the highest standard of classical ballet education to prepare for a professional career.
Working daily under Edward Ellison's artistic direction, and his faculty's careful guidance, students develop the essential skills to fully explore and realize their greatest individual potential. This program is based on the Vaganova method, a system of training that is logical, thought-provoking, inspiring and highly effective. There is great emphasis on our men's program, focusing on the development of the power, stamina, and masculinity associated with strong male technique.
Along with daily lessons in classical technique, students are immersed in learning the classical repertoire and are exposed to a variety of workshops to develop fluency in various styles of dance.
About the Junior, Senior, & Men's Levels
Open to male and female students ages 13-19.
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Class Location and Hours:
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023
Ellison Ballet's exceptional Vaganova-based training includes:
Full-day students ages 13-19 are placed in one of three classes:
*Younger students ages 10-13 who are seeking a serious training program but are not yet ready for full-day training should consider auditioning for Ellison Ballet's new year-round Preparatory Level.
September 2023 - July 2024
Note: The full-day, year-round Professional Training Program runs on a three-semester schedule:
Fall Semester 2023: September through December
Winter Semester 2024: January through April
Spring Semester 2024: April through July
*The Spring Semester 2024 includes the summer intensive programs, which are required for full-day, year-round students for program completion and are open to additional students on an audition-only basis. Some Spring Semester weeks may include additional hours beyond Monday-Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm.
Tuition 2023-2024: $14,350*
*Several payment options available. This rate covers September 2023-May 2024 and does not include tuition for the 2024 summer intensive programs.
Ellison Ballet recognizes that a complete and rigorous academic education is crucial to the development of each student and in accordance with the regulations of the Chancellor of the City District of New York and all other regulations of the City and State of New York, requires that all enrolled students have a plan in place to complete their high school education.
Students and families are expected to make their own individual arrangements for independent academic schooling so as to accommodate each student’s unique needs. Ellison Ballet recommends the following qualified online educational institutions that fulfill City and State educational requirements toward the completion of the high school diploma:
- Dwight Global Online School
- Laurel Springs School
- Stanford Online High School - Stanford University
- The George Washington University Online High School
- The Keystone School
Additional program recommendations available upon request.
Ellison Ballet is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. International students who are invited to enroll in the Ellison Ballet - Professional Training Program will be required to obtain an M-1 Student Visa. Ellison Ballet will provide the student with the necessary forms and instructions on how to apply for the visa.
For more information, please contact Diane di Stasio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes of the Junior, Senior, and Men's levels of the Ellison Ballet - Professional Training Program take place at the beautiful Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, located two blocks from Lincoln Center in New York City.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Covid-19
Will precautions be taken regarding COVID-19?
Covid protocols will be implemented accordingly if mandated by local, state, or federal authorities OR if the Ellison Ballet administration deems it necessary at the time of the program.
Do students have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend the Ellison Ballet - Professional Training Program?
At this time we are not requiring students to be vaccinated. During the registration process, students will be asked whether or not they are vaccinated in case this information should become relevant before or during the program. Students who are vaccinated will be asked to submit their vaccine records.
What is the protocol if a student tests positive during the school year?
If a student tests positive for Covid-19 during the school year, then in accordance with CDC and NYC guidelines, the student should quarantine for at least five days, with the day of the positive test considered Day 0. The student can return to school on Day 6 if they have no symptoms or the symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free without medication for 24 hours. They must continue to wear a mask indoors until Day 10 following the start of the symptoms or when they tested positive.