Pre-Professional Year Program
The pre-professional program is an initiative to provide students with the highest level of classical ballet training in technical and artistic skill for todays dance industry standards.
Our internationally recognised faculty offers daily training and coaching in classical ballet, contemporary dance, pas de deux, pointe work, male technique, production, artisitc coaching, repertoire & body conditioning/pilates for potential employment with the Victorian State Ballet and other major Australian & International ballet companies. The company course offers a unique platform of opportunities to graduate students to open up their professional dance career. These include exposure to the daily life of working in a professional company in rehearsal and performance with VSB's Company productions and events.
The one year intensive program provides an apprentice style course in which dancers will be exposed to some of Australia’s best choreographers to help improve their level of technicque & artistry by performing on a regular basis a vast variety of challenging and diverse neo-classical and contemporary choreographies and full length classical repertoire ballets.
For all graduates interested in joining the program, the course encompasses five different seasons throughout the year, with between 40 – 55 performances, plus workshops and interstate performances. The programs are extremely intense, focusing on developing strength and stamina and mastering our unique contemporary ballet style and classical ballet repertoire through training, rehearsal and performance.
Auditioning via DVD
DVD auditions are accepted for regional/interstate students. Videos must include at least 20 minutes of barre and 30 minutes of centre work (pirouettes and allegro must be included), and pointe work for females. Both full front-on and side-on views must be included. A recognised classical repertorie variation must be shown.
Botton left photo is of 2017 Pre-Professional Program Graduate Jayden White now working with the Victorian State Ballet. Photo by Kelsey Gee
Botton right photo is of Principal Artist Rebekah Conry - photo by Sasha Kane