Performance Opportunities

Princeton Ballet School offers extensive performance opportunities to its students in our Children's Division (Primary B through Level 4). Students in the Academy and Pre-Professional Divisions (Level 5 through Level 8) have the opportunity to audition for Princeton Ballet Workshop (PBW). In the fall, PBW dancers may audition for the opportunity to perform in The Nutcracker alongside our professional company in venues throughout the state. In the spring, all PBW dancers have the opportunity to performance in PBS's Spring Performance.


Princeton Ballet Workshop (PBW) is the pre-professional program at American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School. There are two levels in the program: PBW Juniors and PBW Seniors. PBW Juniors comprises the youngest group of dancers aspiring to a professional career in dance, while PBW Seniors are dancers who have achieved the two most advanced levels of training at Princeton Ballet School. PBW Seniors also includes our highly respected Trainee program which encompasses both local and international, post-secondary school dancers.

In the fall, PBW dancers may audition to perform in American Repertory Ballet’s NUTCRACKER. In the spring, all PBW dancers may participate in the Princeton Ballet School’s annual  Spring Performance.

For more information, contact Cheryl Whitney, PBW Administrator, at

PBW FAQs can be found here.



Princeton Ballet School’s Children’s Division includes ages 6 through 12 (Primary B through Level 4). PBS students dance alongside American Repertory Ballet artists, experiencing the world of professional dancers. Auditions are required for performance opportunities.



Excerpts of Sleeping Beauty and Giselle Act II

The curtain rises on excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty a classical fairy tale with music by Tchaikovsky.  The second half of the performance features the romantic Act II of Giselle, with large corps de ballet, emotional depth, and technical brilliance.