The Professional Program is designed for students interested in a professional ballet career who meet the artistic expectations set forth by the Artistic Director and show a high level of maturity, initiative, motivation, discipline, and commitment.

This does not exclude students who wish to enter college, however, students must be prepared to focus on training as a priority. Students are either required to audition or are invited to the program by the Artistic Director and/or Academy Director.

Professional I/II (Pro I/II)

Year-round programs for students age 14-18.

Houston Ballet II (HBII)

Year-round program for students age 16-22.



Upcoming events for professional level students, including auditions and workshops. Enrollment in Houston Ballet Academy year-round programs not required.


Houston Ballet Academy aims to create well-rounded dancers. Students learn a variety of different dance styles.

Performance Opportunities

Professional Program students have several opportunities to perform a diverse range of repertoire by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM and other acclaimed choreographers.


Students are required to earn a high school diploma. Learn more about our non-traditional academic classes.


There are many places to live in the area near Houston Ballet. Both chaperoned and non-chaperoned housing options are available.

Student Life

Get a glimpse of what life is like outside the studio for Houston Ballet Academy Professional Program Students.

For more information regarding class attire, handbooks, tuition and financial aid, please visit our Resources Page or contact the Academy.