Pre-Trainee Program

The 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.

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

This program will take place In-Person at Princeton location and it will be available Online as well (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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 AM – 11:30AM Ballet
11:45 AM -12:30PM Pointe, Variation, or Turning Clinic

Wednesday the program will be following ARB class and rehearsals
9:00-10:30 Ballet with ARB

9:30-11:00 AM Ballet
11:15-12:00 PM Pointe

Electives (extra fee)
Monday | Character | 6:30-7:30 PM
Contemporary | Wednesday or Friday| 6:30 -7:30 PM OR Saturday | 9:00-10:30 AM
Flamenco | Friday | 7:00-8:00 PM

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 (in person)
Full year tuition plus Winter Intensive (included in fee):  $5450.00 + $80 registration fee
If pay on the payment plan:

  • $500 due at registration
  • $1150 due 9/15
  • $1070 due 10/15, 11/15, 1/5, 2/15

Optional Contemporary Class:   $375

Pre- Trainee (virtual)
Full year tuition plus Winter Intensive (included in fee): $4450.00  + $80 registration
If paying on the payment plan:

  • $500 due at registration
  • $935 due 9/15
  • $855 due 10/15, 11/15, 1/5, 2/15

Optional Contemporary Class:   $375


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