Trainee Program and ARB2

International Students

Princeton Ballet School is the nation’s second largest nonprofit dance school. It was founded in 1954. The School has a highly qualified faculty, dedicated to providing the training necessary to allow gifted students to achieve their goal of a professional dance career.

American Repertory Ballet is a nationally recognized professional ballet company under the Artistic Direction of Ethan Stiefel and Artistic Associate Gillian Murphy. ARB has a rich history of classical, neo-classical and contemporary work.

The Trainee Program is a two-year program, and is the bridge between the student phase of training and that of a professional career. ARB Trainees start each day with intensive classes designed to polish technique and build strength. The program includes pointe class, variations, contemporary, bio-mechanics/conditioning, choreography and repertoire to further develop classical, contemporary technique and performance skills in a professional environment. Based on an individual’s progress and performance, trainees will have the opportunity to dance in American Repertory Ballet productions.  Additionally, trainees will receive the valuable experience of having classes and coaching from ARB artistic staff throughout the year.

International Students: Princeton Ballet School is authorized and accredited by the federal government to enroll non-immigrant students.

Trainee’s participation in classes and performance with ARB are by invitation ONLY

ARB2, American Repertory Ballet’s second company, is a development company for talented young dancers. Dancers in ARB2 will work directly with the main company on a daily basis, rehearsing and understudying the professional company in order to develop their performance skills.  ARB2 will also have a repertory of dance designed expressly for ARB2 dancer development, which they will perform at local schools, assisted-care facilities, festivals and outreach events.

The mission of ARB2 is to develop the next generation of artists and insure that our talented young dancers are ready for the next step in their careers.

See this year’s ARB2 dancers HERE.

How to Apply

We feel strongly that the best time to join the Trainee program or ARB2 is during our Summer Intensive.

To learn more: please contact Carol Bellis, Summer Intensive Programs Coordinator, at or call 609. 921.7758, ext. 30.

Princeton Ballet School is authorized and accredited by the federal government to accept foreign students.


Pay in Full:

$6650 + $80 registration fee due at registration

Payment Plan:
$500 due at registration
$1320 + $80 registration fee due 9/15/22
$1320 due 10/15/22, 11/15/22, 1/15/23, 2/15/23