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ORLANDO BALLET ENTERTAINS, EDUCATES, AND ENRICHES THROUGH THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF DANCE.

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TRAINEES & OBII

TRAINEES

The Trainee Program is the top level of Orlando Ballet School’s Academy program. 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 the Artistic Director and are on full tuition scholarship.

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ORLANDO BALLET SECOND COMPANY

All OBII dancers are selected by the Orlando Ballet School Director and the Artistic Director 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. OBII 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 top level of Orlando Ballet School and serves as the pre-professional bridge between the Trainee Program and the professional company. Currently, two-thirds of the professional company are graduates of the OBII program. Participants in the OBII program receive a full tuition scholarship which includes all of their training as well as a scholarship to support other training-related expenses. In addition to a rigorous training schedule, they have numerous performance opportunities in OBS productions as well as with the professional company.

 

DOWNLOAD THE OBII HANDBOOK

OBII & TRAINEE AUDITION INFORMATION

A student can officially audition during the Summer Intensive Audition Tour, Company Audition (age permitting), or by submitting a video audition online to the Summer Intensive program.

Please visit our Summer Intensive audition tour dates and video audition site HERE to view locations, video audition requirements and to submit.

Notification of your audition results will be emailed within two weeks of your audition. Please do not call the office within this period to ask about your results.

Potential candidates are required to attend our summer intensive to be reviewed by artistic and school directors for acceptance into the Trainee or OBII program. Potential candidates are not guaranteed to receive a position and the decision to attend our Summer intensive programming is at the responsibility of the student and their family.

Final decisions are notified in Mid to late July prior to the fall season start date.

If you have any questions about the OBII/Trainee audition process please contact [email protected]

A Season to Celebrate the Power of Dance

Artistic Director Jorden Morris has crafted his first full season to celebrate the power of dance. He brings his unique sense of drama to the process of selecting each production for audiences to experience the full scope of today’s live ballet with masterful choreography, lush musical scores, stunning sets and costumes, and talented dancers.

 

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