Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division is a comprehensive program focused on preparing promising young students for life in a dance company. Over 350 students have participated in the program to date, with nearly 70 of those students joining PNB’s professional company.

Students invited to the Professional Division concentrate on perfecting technique and developing artistry through an intensive full-day, 40-week, comprehensive program. Professional Division curriculum includes technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, adagio, modern, choreography, Pilates apparatus classes, essential barre, strength training, and seminars on such topics as nutrition, personal safety, and life skills. This 1 to 2-year program is designed to help students transition from student to professional dancer. PNB School assists students with career planning by offering workshops and resources on resume writing and the audition/job search process, providing contacts for audition photos, and through individual counseling/conferences. Selected Professional Division students may also have frequent opportunities to perform in Pacific Northwest Ballet productions throughout the year.

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