Trainees & OBII
The Trainee Program is the top level of the Orlando Ballet School Academy. This program includes a full-day training program for dancers with professional potential. Training includes approximately six hours of technical dance training daily, plus rehearsals. There are numerous performance opportunities with Orlando Ballet, Orlando Ballet Second Company, and Orlando Ballet School.
Dancers range from ages 16-21. During the school year we do not offer housing. Many students share apartments within walking distance of the studio. Dancers are chosen by Artistic Director, Robert Hill and are on full scholarship.
Orlando Ballet Second Company (OBII)
Artistic director, Robert Hill, and School Director, Phillip Broomhead, select all OB II dancers through an audition process. They train and rehearse with the professional company on a regular basis and dance in both company and school performances.
OBII dancers also present new and classical works to underprivileged youth and senior citizens at free and affordable costs. OB II performs for over 50,000 individuals annually in local festivals, schools, nursing homes, and at Orlando’s premium theatres. It is an opportunity for young dancers to expand their resumes while still continuing intensive ballet study.
OBII is the pre-professional bridge between the Trainee Program and the professional company. Currently two-thirds of the professional company were promoted from OBII. OBII dancers receive all their training as well as a weekly stipend and a shoe allotment. In addition to a rigorous training schedule they have numerous performances with the professional company.
Please contact Jenny Logus, School Business Manager, at [email protected] for more information.