Performance Opportunities

Princeton Ballet School offers many performance opportunities to its students

As the official school of the American Repertory Ballet, students have the opportunity to audition to perform with the company in its annual production of The Nutcracker in theaters throughout New Jersey. There are also frequent occasions for students to appear with the professional company in other ballets. At the end of the school year, students may participate in a school production of a classical ballet. Rehearsals are held outside the regular class, allowing students to continue learning throughout the year, and also to have a better understanding of the process of putting together a ballet production.


ARB’s Nutcracker is a professional production of American Repertory Ballet in which students from Princeton Ballet School appear as guests.

Auditions for children’s roles are open to Princeton Ballet School students registered in Primary B, Primary C, Level 1-5 FLEX and Level 1-4 Conservatory.

Performances will take place between November 23 and December 23, 2018.


This year’s venues include: McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton), Union County Performing Arts Center (Rahway), South Orange Performing Arts Center, Two River Theater (Red Bank), and State Theatre New Jersey (New Brunswick). 


School Show

Each Spring, Princeton Ballet School produces a classical ballet. These performances give students in level Children’s Ballet 1 and up the opportunity to present a full-length classical ballet at Patriots Theater and the War Memorial in Trenton. Don Quixote, Coppélia, and Swan Lake, are amongst the past ballets performed.

November 16 | 5:15 | The History of Don Quixote On Pointe Lecture

     Cranbury | November 14  | 6:45 & 7:15 PM

     New Brunswick | November 15 | 6:15 & 6:45 PM

     Princeton | November 16 | 5:45 PM

In May 2019, Princeton Ballet School will perform Don Quixote at its annual end-of-year-show. This annual tradition is the result of month of work and planning by students, teachers, and many more. This discussion will provide a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to stage a school production of this magnitude.