PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION (AGES 7-18)
Training for professional careers in ballet
The faculty is led by Associate Artistic Director Darla Hoover and includes Charles Askegard, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Cynthia Birdwell, Olga Dvorovenko, Peter Frame, Jenna Lavin, Joseph Malbrough, Tara Mora, Francis Patrelle, Elizabeth Walker and Cheryl Yeager. The permanent guest faculty include Nicholas Ade, Stacy Caddell and Jennifer Davidson.
SYLLABUS & CURRICULUM
The comprehensive BAE syllabus was created by Darla Hoover and is based on the teachings of Marcia Dale Weary. The syllabus is designed to develop technically strong, expressive ballet dancers, who ultimately can adapt to any style.
The Pre-Professional Ballet Division consists of nine levels. Each student is evaluated by the BAE faculty and placed into the level where she/he will benefit most from their classes.
The curriculum includes technique, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men’s weight training, modern and character.
Performing opportunities give students the chance to further develop their artistic and technical skills. BAE presents two annual student productions; the Studio Showing in February, and the Spring Performance in May. Click here to learn more about BAE performances.
Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. Upon acceptance, you may request a financial aid scholarship form from Nancy Sebhouian, Head of registration (email@example.com).
Entrance into the BAE Pre-Professional Division is by audition. Upcoming audition dates are May 10th and August 27th.
For information regarding auditions please contact Nancy Sebouhian, Head of Registration at 212.410.9140 x17 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video auditions are accepted for out-of-town students.
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We accept registration online, by mail, phone at 212.410.9140, or fax at 212.369.2723. Registration office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
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Male Scholarship Program
Eight full-year tuition scholarships will be awarded to male students between the ages of 7 and 18.
To apply for the scholarship program contact Nancy Sebouian by email or 212-410-9140 ext. 17.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISA PROGRAM
For pre-professional students who have been accepted into the program and need student visas in order to attend. Download the Foreign Student Application.
SUMMER INTENSIVE: August 18-29
The BAE Summer Intensive is a two-week program for ages 9-18, designed to challenge professionally focused students. Admission is by audition only. Students are placed in levels according to their ability and study with world-renowned dancers and teachers. The program is limited to 100 students.
The students' daily schedule will include ballet technique, pointe, varations, pas de deux, men's class, Pilates mat, modern and character.
Summer Intensive Audition: May 10, 2014. Click on the Auditon Sign-Up button to the left to reserve a spot.
Learn more about the Summer Intensive, including program and audition information.
Current BAE Students click on the button below to regsiter for the Summer Intensive.
The summer curriculum includes technique class for Levels 1 - 4 and pointe for Level 4. Student should enroll in the level they were in during the most recent school year. New students must audition.
Click on the link below to view a pdf. of the Summer 2014 class schedule.
Summer 2014 Schedule