Pre-Professional Program

Hours per Level/Group

Level 12 hrs
Level 24 hrs+
Level 35 hrs +
Level 46 hrs+
Level 5/610 hrs+
Collective8 hrs
Vaganova12 hrs+
Petipa14 hrs+



All prospective students interested in joining our family should contact us to schedule a placement evaluation: . 

Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Program offers a comprehensive dance education for those seeking Russian Vaganova ballet training. For those in our higher levels, classes in pas de deux, character, gymnastic, conditioning, contemporary and modern are also an important part of the training. Annual Exams and Conferences provide the upper students with the opportunity to reinforce their goals and to receive counsel regarding competitions, auditions, and successful placement at some of the top colleges, ballet academies, and companies in the world. Performance opportunities are offered through two main stage productions each year (Nutcracker and Spring Show), along with several community outreach events. We honor each student and celebrate individualized growth. 

Prospective students, please contact us for placement.


CONGRATULATIONS to Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy Pre-Professional students who have recently received acceptance letters and scholarships…

  • Bolshoi Ballet Academy (US and Moscow, Russia)
  • Vaganova Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Royal Ballet School
  • Dutch National Ballet
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • School of American Ballet
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • Joffrey Ballet School
  • Houston Ballet Academy
  • Ballet West Academy
  • Ellison Ballet School
  • Washington Ballet School
  • Harid Conservatory
  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Nashville Ballet
  • Colorado Ballet
  • The Juilliard School

Congratulations Seniors class of 2023

We are so proud of our pre-professional and conservatory program students! 

Sophie Green

From RMBA to full-time student at the Skidmore College. 

Katie Kaprielian

From RMBA to the UBC Legacy Award and the many scholarships and Trainee offers . 

Sarah Van Breemen

From RMBA to joining Nashville Ballet’s NB2 artist as a Trainee for the 2023-2024 Season.