Trainee Program

Intermediate and Advanced Students

NSB's Trainee Program is by invitation only. Students invited to NSB’s Trainee Program beginning in Level IVA continue studying previous dance disciplines with a greater focus and intensity. Dancers must execute an intermediate technique with developing musicality and artistry. Students will be coached to transition to either the Conservatory at NSB or progress through Levels VA, VIA, and VIIA to prepare them for pre-professional, professional or collegiate programs. Great emphasis is placed on studying classical and contemporary works.


Performance opportunities include NSB’s Annual Ballet Lecture-Demonstration during the winter/spring semester and students are highly encouraged to audition for NYB’s The Nutcracker. Acceptance and casting for the production are at the sole discretion of the Artistic Staff of Northeast Youth Ballet. Occasionally students in the Trainee Program are asked to understudy or participate in performances with Northeast Youth Ballet and or The Conservatory at NSB. Students are required to attend all ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary classes offered to their level during the week and encouraged to also study tap and ballroom for versatility in their training.