For serious students ages 15 and older. Acceptance to the Academy is by invitation or audition.
The Academy Program focuses on preparing dancers for entry into professional careers and is structured to provide supportive transition from completion of training to full-time professional practice. Graduates Arc’s Student program and other students who have reached an appropriately advanced level of training may apply for this program.
Our graduates have performed with companies such as: Mark Morris Dance Group, Nashville Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, City Ballet of San Diego, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Alberta Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Cirque du Soleil and ARC Dance Company.
Our full-Time program runs from September to August. Attendance at our Summer School is mandatory in this program. Students take a variety of classes including Ballet, Pointe as well as Contemporary Repertoire, Job field preparation, Nutrition, Anatomy, Choreography, and Music Theory throughout the program.
Students in our Academy program (both auditioning and returning) are responsible for their own accommodation and meals during the school year, with the exception of the option for Summer program housing and meals.
The Pre-professional Academy program is competitive to only 10 women and 8 men into the program annually. Acceptance to the program is by invitation or audition.