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Professional Program Ages 13 - 18

The International Ballet Academy recognizes an obligation to provide talented students from all walks of life professional training that will enable them to achieve artistic excellence in the field of classical ballet. Students are encouraged to develop strong intellectual and valuable social skills, a sense of dignity and respect for all people and things. IBA students graduate well-educated in the art of and as capable classical ballet artists.

Students are offered travel opportunities and performance opportunities on stage at the Meydenbauer Theatre in Bellevue.

Professional Division
Pre-Professional Division

Length: 3-4 years; approximate age: 14-18

The Professional Division program is open to high school students who wish to pursue a career in the field of Classical Ballet and who demonstrate artistic promise, technical ability and meet the physical criteria: supple, long-limbed, well proportioned body, arched instep, turn out and a light, strong jump. 


This division offers a systematic and consecutive method of professional ballet training. The curriculum includes classes in Classical Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, and Pas de Deux, Technique for Men, Character/Flamenco, Jazz/Theatre Dance, Modern, Choreography, Teaching Course, Dance/Nutrition Seminars, Pedagogy, and Music Theory. The curriculum also includes performing with the International Ballet Theatre, which is an integral part of the Professional Division program.


Training hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 - 6:30 and Saturday 10:00-4:00

Length: 1-2 years; approximate age: 13-14

The Pre-Professional Division is open to students in the academic grades 7 and 8, who are interested in developing their skills in preparation for professional studies. 


Pre-Professional Division students complete the technique and performing portions of the Professional Division curriculum, and participate in selected performances in some capacity with the International Ballet Theatre.

Training hours: Monday-Friday 3:30-6:30 and Saturday 11:00-12:30

Class Schedule | Pre-Professional Division
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Professional Division
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Second Semester Calendar  | PD & Pre-PD -
Registration & Tuition

Admission to the Professional Division and Pre-Professional Division is by audition and consultation with the artistic director.

Students must have a minimum of 3 years of formal ballet training.

Audition for the 2020|2021 Season

Our Academy offers three different ways to audition for the new semester. We hope this will allow our students the flexility necessary to thrive during these difficult times. 

  1. Dancers may audition in-person throughout our August Master Classes, during Ballet & Pointe Level VI or VII classes. 

  2. Auditions may also be done online throughout our August Master Classes, during Ballet & Pointe Level VI or VII classes. 

  3. Video Auditions are accepted.


Videos must be emailed directly to the IBA email address:
Video must include barre (plies, tendu, and adagio) and center (adagio, petite allegro, grand allegro, and pirouettes.) 

Required attire for video audition

Girls: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet and Pointe Shoes 

Boys: White T-Shirt, Black Tights, Socks and Ballet Shoes 

Audition Fee: $50 

Audition Form:

Registration forms and payment must be submitted to the IBA Front Desk at least 48 hours prior to the dancer’s audition class to allow time for processing and coordination with evaluating instructors. All audition forms must be hand written/completed. Documents may be scanned to clearly legible digital copies and emailed. For your convenience, IBA will accept phone screenshots of the completed forms as acceptable if they are complete, clear and legible copies. 

If you have missed the opportunity to audition, please contact our administrative office for more information about a possible individual audition.  Exceptions may be made for mid-season entry for experienced dancers moving out of another structured program who are in need of a new place of training due to relocation or unexpected circumstances. 

PD Handbook (2019 - 2020 Publication) - 
Audition Attire

Girls: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet and Pointe Shoes

Boys: White T-Shirt, Black Tights, Socks and Ballet Shoes.

Tuition (2020-2021)

Annual Registration Fee: $75

Tuition for the PD Program is based on the total number of hours taken per week during a 19-week (5 month) semester.

Annual tuition is divided into 8 equal monthly payments for the 10 month dance season:  SEPTEMBER - JUNE.

Tuition Payment months:  Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, Apr, & May - no tuition payment Jan & June

Full semester and full-year payment options are available.

Monthly payment options are available for a small service fee.

Tuition is due on the 1st of each month.

Professional Division

Pre-Professional Division

PD and Pre-PD Tuition paid in full for the semester is discounted.

Dress Code

Regulation attire is enforced.

Please do not bring valuables to the studio. All dance gear should be labeled with the student's name or initials. 

Please acquire necessary attire for each class you are taking. The "borrow box" is for emergencies and tryout classes only.

Hair must be pulled back in a bun and neatly secured for all ballet classes. NO jewelry may be worn during class. 


All attire may be acquired at On Pointe Dancewear in Bellevue.


No additional clothing or warm-up gear will be allowed during classes. Ballet warmers may be used at the beginning of the class. No jewelry may be worn during class.

Professional Division

Wear Moi “Delia” skirt color black

Leotard Option 1:  Motionwear 2518 princess seam leotard w/ IBA logo, color 497 (black)

Leotard Option 2:  Motionwear 2150  -  ¾ sleeve leotard w/ IBA logo, color 497 (black)



Wear Moi “Delia” skirt, color navy

Leotard Option 1:  Motionwear 2565 adjustable camisole leotard w/ IBA logo, color 417 (concord blue)

Leotard Option 2:  Motionwear 2516 pinch front leotard w/ IBA logo, color 417 (concord blue) 

PD Exams

Motionwear 2516 pinch front leotard, color 481 (white); Wear Moi “Dolly”or “Delia”skirt, color white.

Pink ballet shoes with ribbon and pointe shoes. 


White T-shirt or dance shirt, black tights, white socks and white shoes (black shoes OK)

Performance Tights

Adults: Body Wrappers A46 Classic Mesh back seam convertible tight in CBP (classic ballet pink)

Children: Bloch T0981G footed tight, color PNK (pink)


Other Dance Wear Regulations

Ballet Slippers

Ballet IV – Adult: Leather or Canvas only, must match performance tights (“peach pink vs. pink pink”)

Children – Ballet III: Bloch Giselle S0249G – Pink


Performance Tights

Ballet III - Adult: Body Wrappers A46 Classic Mesh back seam convertible tight in CBP (classic ballet pink)

Children – Ballet II: Bloch T0981G footed tight, color PNK (pink)


Contemporary, Men’s Class and Pas De Deux

     Girls: Regulation leotard, ballet skirt, pink regulation tights, pink pointe shoes.

     Boys: Black tights, white t-shirt, and socks, white ballet shoes.


Character Dance/Flamenco Dance (all levels)

Boys: Black tights, white shirt and socks, black character shoes

Girls: Regulation leotard, pink regulation tights, black character skirt and black leather character shoes

          •Character I and II: short skirt (above knees) and low heels;
          •Character III-Int/Adv: long skirt (below knees) and 1-11⁄2-inch heels]
          •Flamenco: character skirt and shoes (a flamenco skirt will be ordered after the first month)


Character I and II

     Short skirt (above knees) and low heels


Character III-Int/Adv

     Long skirt (below knees) and 1-1½-inch heels



     Girls: Character skirt and shoes (a flamenco skirt will be ordered after the first month)

     Boys: Black pants, black shirt, and socks, black character shoes/boots


Modern Dance and Conditioning (all levels)

     Girls: Regulation leotard, pink regulation tight with open foot, rolled up with bare feet

     Boys: Black tights with open foot, white shirt, bare feet


Tap Dance (all levels)

Pants: Children sizes - Bloch Coupe’ CP5453 | Adult sizes – Ecarte P3618R

     Girls: Regulation leotard or black T-shirt, black jazz pants and flat, oxford-style tap shoes

     Boys: Black T-shirt, black jazz pants, black tap shoes


Jazz/Theatre Dance (all levels)

Pants: Children sizes - Bloch Coupe’ CP5453 | Adult sizes – Ecarte P3618R

    Girls: Regulation leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes

    Boys: Black T-shirt, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes



International Ballet Academy Uniform Provider: Other dancewear stores should carry the shoes, tights and other dancewear items you will need and that meet our regulations. That being said, we encourage you to go to On Pointe Dancewear for all of your dancewear needs as they are the official dancewear store of the International Ballet Academy. On Pointe Dancewear is the business that will carry our required ballet logo wear uniforms.


On Pointe Dancewear

12001 NE 12th Street, Suite 85 - Bellevue, WA 98005

PHONE: (425) 643-2386
Store Hours:
Monday – Friday 11am to 6pm 

Saturday 10am to 4pm

Closed on Sunday
Email: Website:

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