INDIANAPOLIS BALLET / INDIANAPOLIS SCHOOL OF BALLET – Professional Level Program (PLP)
- 1-2 Year program nurturing and developing the next generation of artists
- Performing opportunities with lecture demonstrations and community outreach programming
- Opportunities for selected dancers to perform with the company
- Reduced tuition opportunities available, dependent upon financial need
Acceptance to the Professional Level Program (PLP) is by audition only. This two-year program is designed to guide dancers through the transition from student life to professional dancer or higher collegiate education. Dancers invited to the Professional Level 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.
PLP dancers are considered for Apprentice positions with the Company. Selected PLP 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.
In addition to the audition dates listed below, video auditions are accepted; click here to download the PLP Video Audition form (PDF), which contains full details on the necessary materials to include with the application and requirements for the video submission. A registration fee of $30 will be due either as part of the online registration process or during in-person registration prior to the event.
Click here to pre-register for one of these upcoming auditions, and email email@example.com or call 317-955-7525 with inquiries.
Click here for full Professional Level Program details (PDF)
Click here to download the Professional Level Program registration form
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 Program candidates who have not completed high school must have a plan to continue academic studies while attending ISB. Students will be notified verbally of their acceptance to the Professional Level Program within seven days of audition.
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.