Professional Trainee Program


Welcome to the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet’s 2017/2018 Professional Ballet Trainee Program, a specialized intensive year-round training program for serious male and female ballet students who strive for the highest standard in classical ballet education with the goal of a professional ballet career. For the 2017/2018 season, under the expert guidance of famed Russian ballet instructors, Madame Olga Korotaeva and Madame Marianna Lobanova (Women’s Trainee Program) and Mr. Nikolai Morschakov (Men’s Trainee Program), students will receive world-class trainingMaddie in the Vaganova method, studying both technique and artistry required for a career as a professional dancer. Classes include Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Character, Contemporary, Conditioning, female Variations, and separate Men’s Technique and Men’s Variations. Students also have the opportunity to participate in full-length ballet productions, and private coaching for the Youth America Grand Prix. The artistic faculty members of our Trainee program have all taught for year-round programs at the top ballet institutions in Russia. In addition to the artistic program, Trainee students have access to a full academic program through Oxford Virtual Academy. Trainee students enrolled at OVA will receive academic transcript credits, and tuition assistance for their artistic classes.

The Professional Ballet Trainee Program runs September – June, and includes over 20 hours per week of training for each level. To guarantee individual and personalized training, class size is limited. We invite you to join us and take your training to the next level.

Auditions & Enrollment

Acceptance is by audition only. To audition students may attend an open audition, contact the studio to make arrangements to attend a class during the year, or send a video. The Professional Trainee Program offers two levels for female students, and one level for male students, and is open to middle school and high school aged students. Scholarships are available for advanced level male students.

2017/2018 Trainee Audition Information

Sunday, June 4th 1:00-3:00pm Male and Female students

$30.00, please contact the studio at to register. Download audition form: 2017 Trainee Audition Form

Mr. Morschakov instructing advanced level boys class at the Kirov Academy of Ballet.

New for 2017/2018 season, we will offer two divisions for our female students, and a full-time men’s program. Scholarships are available for male Trainee students. The Women’s Program will be conducted by Madame Korotaeva and Madame Lobanova. Mr. Morschakov will conduct the Men’s Program.  Please contact the studio for more information.

Sample Training Schedule for 2017/2018 Season

Trainee Fall Schedule