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Hudson Ballet Theatre’s Trainee Program provides artists ages 18+ the opportunity to build a solid foundation for company life in a professional dance company. As an intermediary between student training and a professional career, dancers will take company class, join in company rehearsals, and perform in our annual productions.


An ideal candidate for the Trainee Program is someone who is looking to continue their training in New York City after high school, college, or other apprentice/trainee program with the flexibility to explore other part time opportunities in the evening. With the exception of our productions, our weekly schedule ends before 2:00 pm, allowing our Trainees to have their evenings to work, freelance, and/or study in the Tri-State area. 

Enrollment & Program Schedule

Enrollment for the HBT’s Training Program is rolling. All applicants should submit a resume, head shot, and video reel along with a $20 application fee. Only one application needs to be submitted per dancer, regardless of the number of semesters they are applying for. Please see below for performance and schedule details. 

Program Dates
Company Performance
Summer/Fall 2024
August 5th - October 12th
Gala (Oct)
Fall/Winter 2024
October 14th - December 8th
The Nutcracker (Dec)
Spring 2025
April 7th - June 15th
Spring Show (June)

The weekly schedule during each Trimester will be as below, excluding holidays. Additional rehearsals may be required nearer to production dates. Schedule is subject to change. 

10:00 - 11:30 Company Class
11:30 - 1:00 Rehearsals
10:00 - 11:30 Company Class
11:30 - 1:30 Rehearsals
10:00 - 11:30 Company Class
11:30 - 1:30 Rehearsals

Program Fees

A $200 deposit will be required upon acceptance into the Trainee program, which will count towards the total program fee. Monthly payments can be made during the duration of the Trainee’s program. 

Program Length
Program Fee
1 Trimester
2 Trimester
($300 discount)
3 Trimesters
($600 discount)
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