This year-round, full-day training program is designed to meet the needs of those dedicated students 12-19 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.
Ellison Ballet's exceptional Vaganova-based training includes:
Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, the year-round Professional Training Program will run on a three-semester schedule:
Fall Semester: September through December
Winter Semester: January through April
Spring Semester: April through July*
*The Spring Semester includes the summer intensive programs, which are required for year-round students for program completion and are open to additional students on an audition-only basis.
Professional Training Program classes run Monday-Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm. The Spring Semester may include additional hours.
Tuition 2022-2023: $14,100 with several payment options available.
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.
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