The Washington Ballet Trainee Program is designed to prepare advanced students ages 17 and older for the transition to a professional career. Trainees receive vigorous training, coaching, and mentoring as they maintain a challenging performance schedule often dancing alongside the artists of The Washington Ballet.
Trainees work closely with Program Ballet Master, Luis R. Torres and also have the opportunity to work with Artistic Director Julie Kent, Head of The Washington School of Ballet Xiomara Reyes, Ballet Masters Elaine Kudo and Michele Jimenez, and distinguished faculty of The Washington School of Ballet. Resources and seminars such as resume building/career counseling, nutrition, injury prevention, and body conditioning will be included to help transition from student to professional dancer.
Trainees are also given consideration for higher positions within the organization.
For more information, please contact Director of School Operations, Donna Glover.