Acceptance to the Professional Level 9 Program is by audition only.
Dancers invited to the Apprentice and PL9 Program concentrate on refining technique and developing artistry through an intensive full day, 36-40 hour per week comprehensive program. Curriculum includes technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, adagio, modern, choreography, Pilates, strength training, and seminars on such topics as nutrition, personal safety, and injury prevention.
Professional Level 9 Program students are notified verbally of their acceptance to the PL9 Program within seven days of audition. This two-year program is designed to guide our dancers to transition from student life to professional dancer or higher collegiate education. PL9 dancers are considered for Apprentice positions with the Company. Selected PL 9 students may also have opportunities to perform in Indianapolis Ballet productions throughout the year. Indianapolis School of Ballet assists students with career planning by offering workshops on résumé writing for the audition/job search process, resources for audition photos, and through individual counseling or conferences.
Tuition cost for the Professional Level 9 Program is $3,300 for the full tenure; tuition will be prorated depending on when the student joins the program.
The application process requires information from the prospective student, his/her parents, a recommendation from the student’s current ballet instructor, and financial assistance paperwork (if financial aid is needed).
Prospective students and their parents must consider living arrangements (ISB does not offer year-round housing) as well as academics. Professional Level 9 candidates who have not completed high school must have a plan to continue academic studies while attending ISB.
Indianapolis Ballet is a non-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.