Professional Ballet Program

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Professional Ballet Program

National Ballet School

Take a leap in your ballet training journey!

Are you ready to take the next step in your training journey and pursue your passion for ballet and dance? Whether you are a young dancer looking to challenge yourself and commit to more training hours, a dancer looking to pursue a career in professional dance and be part of a full-time training program, or an aspiring teacher wanting to inspire the next generation of dancers, the National Ballet School (NBS) has a program to help you reach your fullest potential!

Audition for Canada’s National Ballet School’s Professional Ballet Program

Prepare for a career on the world stage! The NBS Professional Ballet-Academic Program offers Olympic-calibre training that prepares dancers for a dynamic career in dance companies around the world. Our annual auditions are offered in-person and online for students entering Grades 6 to 12 in September 2024, welcoming students from across Canada and worldwide. During their audition, all dancers will experience a class with a live musician and NBS renowned teachers. Prior dance training is not essential for children under 12 years of age.

 The audition process takes place in two stages: 

  • Stage 1: Audition in-person or online. Students who have successfully auditioned may be invited to join Summer School, in July 2024, as Stage 2 of the audition process.
  • Stage 2: Attend Summer School. Students who have successfully auditioned will be invited to join the full-time Professional Ballet Program for the 2024/25 school year.

In-person auditions: October 19 & 20, 2023 – Calgary

Online auditions: November 2023 to February 2024

Please note, dancers may only participate in one NBS audition per school year.

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