Through the Company Life Program, we provide students the opportunity to experience the intensity and rigours of life in a dance company while still within the supportive environment of an educational program.
Today’s professional ballet dancers are expected to be more versatile and adept at managing their own professional development than at any other point in ballet’s history. Our Company Life Program concentrates on the refinement of skills and the professional development of a dancer after their completion of academic high school. We provide a supportive and flexible transition from completion of training to full-time professional practice.
The primary difference between the life of a dance student and the life of a professional dancer in a company is the intensity of the rehearsal and performance schedules. Not only do dancers in a company spend many more hours a day rehearsing and performing, they are also expected to pick up new choreography quickly and are often called upon to rehearse several works at once. In addition to physical endurance, this requires significant mental stamina. Dancers must learn to manage their time and energy while taking full responsibility for their professionalism. By mirroring the demands of professional company life, students can explore who they are as artists while receiving educational support.