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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 or college 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 deadlines as well as performance and schedule details. 

Application Deadline
Program Dates
Summer 2023
March 1, 2023
May 1st - August 12th
Gala (Aug)
Fall 2024
July 1, 2024
September 11th - December 17th
The Nutcracker (Dec)
Fall Workshop (tentative)
Spring 2023
November 1, 2024
January 8th - June 15th
Spring Show (June)
Spring Workshop (tentative)

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
Class11:30 - 1:00 Rehearsals
10:00 - 11:30 Company
Class11:30 - 1:00 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
Fall, Spring
OR Summer
2 Trimester
Fall & Spring, Spring & Summer, OR Summer & Fall
($300 discount)
3 Trimesters
(Full Year)
Fall, Spring AND Summer 
(can begin with any season)
($600 discount)
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