Professional Trainee Program

Canterbury Ballet takes a beginning student to a professional level of dancing through the Professional Trainee Program. Students can begin at the age of seven to nine in Level One of the ABT National Training Curriculum. Emphasis in this program is placed on attitude, musicality and technique. These dancers study Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Commercial Dance. Entry is by audition or invitation only.

Sonia Woods


CB Professional Trainee


Top 50 YAGP Finals '19

The Professional Trainee Program allows students to manage their dance training hours during the day, with the option of extra hours in the evening. 

The PTP allows students to work with likeminded individuals who are focused on attaining a professional career in dance, whilst still giving students free evenings to maintain a balanced lifestyle. 

Many of our PTP students attend the ABT New York Summer Intensive yearly, while others have attended intensives in Paris and Italy.

In 2019, three of our PTP students performed in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York and can be seen in the above picture and video.

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