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Professional Program

Ages 13 to 18 years old

As Washington’s premier dance training Academy, the International Ballet Academy offers intensive dance training and personalized coaching to gifted dancers. The specialized curriculum of the Professional Program is based on the Vaganova method and is designed for dedicated students who have a strong desire to pursue a professional career in dance.


The International Ballet Academy strives to achieve a high level of education for our dancers. Our curriculum is not only designed to elevate our students' talent, technique, and artistry but to provide them a strong foundation for their next steps. IBA graduates go on to earn scholarships and apprenticeships to prestigious ballet companies and universities all around the world, such as The Juilliard School, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, along

with Stuttgart Ballet in Germany, The Dutch National Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York.

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.


Approximate Training Hours

Monday - Friday 12:30 - 6:00 and Saturday 10:30 - 12:00 pm

Pre-Professional Division

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.

Approximate Training Hours

Monday-Friday 3:30 - 6:00 and Saturday 10:30 - 12:00 pm

Professional Program lessons may be used for high school credit

in Art and Physical Education.

Professional Division
Schedules & Documents | 2023 - 2024
First Semester Calendar
Safe Start Policies & Health Guildelines
Second Semester Calendar
Professional Division
Level A
Level B
IBT Performance Schedule
Parent Portal Instructions
Tuition AUTO PAY Form
Registration & Tuition
Pro Auditoins

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.

Professional Program Audition for the 2024|2025 Season

Our Academy offers two different ways to audition for the new semester.

Audition Fee: $75

1. IN-PERSON AUDITION - May 18th, 2024

  • In-person auditions will be held at the IBA studio on May 18th, 2024, from 11:00 to 12:30 PM.

    • Professional Division | Ages​ 14 and up

    • Pre-Professional Division | Ages 13 and up



  • Students may send in a Video Audition. All video auditions must be submitted by August 26th, 2024. 

  • Audition tapes must include barre (plies, tendu, and adagio) and center (adagio, petite allegro, grand allegro, and pirouettes.)

  • Videos must be emailed directly to the IBA email address:

(upon acceptance, audition fee will be credited to registration fee)

updated 4/15/24


Audition Attire (in-person and video)

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

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

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. 

Tuition (2024-2025)

Annual Registration Fee: $100


Average Hours per Month


Full Semester

Monthly (w/ Auto Pay)




Average Hours per Month

Full Semester

Monthly (w/ Auto Pay)




Registration with the IBA signifies your commitment to an entire 19-week semester. 

Tuition for the PD Program is based on the total number of hours per week during the semester.

Annual tuition is divided into two equal semester payments, but flexible monthly options are available for a fee.

  • Payments are accepted in cash, check, bank check, money order, and credit card (excluding American Express.)

  • A late fee of $30 will be assessed on all unpaid accounts on the 8th day of the current month.

  • Addition fees will be incurred if the full amount of the past due fees has not been resolved.

  • Accounts left past due for longer than 60 days will be required to be paid via autopay.

  • A $60 fee will be assessed for all returned checks.

  • All tuition and fee payments are non-refundable.

Dress Code

Regulation attire is enforced.

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

  • All dance gear should be labeled with the student's name or initials. 

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

  • Hair must be pulled back in a bun and neatly secured for all ballet classes. 

  • NO jewelry may be worn during class. 

  • Please do not bring valuables to the studio. 


Nikolay Academy DAD1930MPN, Color Coffee

Nikolay Academy “Celine” mesh skirt (Coffee)

Tights: Euroskin 210-NR convertible tights
Ballet Slippers: Canvas, must match regulation tights


Please use Ballet class placement for skirt and leotard dress code

Tights: Euroskin 210-NR convertible tights with back seam
Ballet Slippers: Canvas, must match regulation tights


Women: Regulation leotard and skirt, pink regulation tights, and pointe shoes.

Men: Black tights, White Shirt and Socks, and White Ballet shoes



Women: Wear Moi pinch-front “Abbie” camisole leotard (Black), regulation tights, black character skirt with black leather character shoes.

•Flamenco: character skirt and shoes (a flamenco skirt will be ordered after the first month)

Men: Black/White t-shirt, black jazz pants, black socks, and men’s black character shoes.



Women: Wear Moi pinch-front “Abbie” camisole leotard (Black), pink regulation tights rolled up above the ankles with bare feet.

Men: White/Black t-shirt with black tights rolled up above the ankles with bare feet.


Women: Wear Moi pinch-front “Abbie” camisole leotard (Black), black jazz pants, and black jazz shoes with no laces.

Men: Black t-shirt, black jazz pants, and black jazz shoes with no laces.

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 from 11 am to 6 pm 

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Closed on Sunday

Store hours may be affected by Covid

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