Pre-Trainee Program

The New Pre-Trainee program is designed for advanced dancers ages 13-17 who aspire to join programs affiliated with professional companies, such as American Repertory Ballet, and Princeton Ballet School’s Trainee Program.

Pre-Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in virtual performances such as Nutcracker and Princeton Ballet Workshop, PBW Spring Performance and the virtual Winter Intensive program.

Dancing daily will also give the Pre-Trainees the opportunity to work with our artistic team.

This program will take place Online Only (subject to change) 

The Pre-Trainee program is by Invitation/Virtual Audition ONLY.

Video Audition Information (If you have already received an invitation to the program, you do not need to send a video.)

Please submit a video demonstrating the following:

Barre exercises – Pliés, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambes, grand battements, adagio.

Center exercises – Adagio, Across the floor Pirouette, Petit Allegro, Grand Allegro. Women should show two pointe exercises (one with pirouette)

Upload the video to an online service like or and email the link as well as your audition form, headshot and first arabesque (en pointe for women) photo to Aydmara Cabrera, School Director, (

Audition fee is $35. Please open an account in our Jackrabbit  system, and go straight to Billing where you can make the $35.00 fee payment. Also you would need to add in the comments the fee is for your Pre-Trainee Video audition.


SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Classes will be:
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Ballet Monday-Friday
11:15 AM -12:00 PM Pointe or Variation

Make-up class available with Advanced Open Enrollment Class or in the afternoon following the schedule of Level 8 Conservatory

Other classes would be available to add into the Pre-Trainee schedule like Contemporary and Master classes.

Pre-Trainee Tuition
Full Year Tuition plus Winter Intensive (included in fee):  $4450.00 + $80 registration fee
If payment plan:

  • $1035 at registration
  • $995 due 1st of Oct, Nov, Feb, March

Optional Contemporary Class:   $375


Preview  our 2019-2020 TRAINEE Class performing Giselle with American Repertory Ballet (February 2020 at NBPAC)