Houston Ballet Academy's Pre-Professional Program consists of Level 1 – Level 10. Students ages 7 and up are required to audition for acceptance. For information regarding the Professional Program and Houston Ballet II (HBII) please click here.

Elementary Ballet is part of Houston Ballet Academy's Preschool Program. Students who are 6 years of age may register for Elementary Ballet and are not required to audition.

Academy Calendar

2019-20 Pre-Professional Schedule

ADvanced LEVEL

Houston Ballet Academy is excited to offer students the opportunity to audition for our new 'Full Day' level. 

Students accepted into Houston Ballet Academy’s Advanced Level will attend classes Monday through Friday. A typical day runs from 9 AM to 4:45 PM. during which they will receive technique, pointe classes, variations, pas de deux, repertoire, contemporary, modern, jazz, Pilates, and body conditioning.

Students will have access to onsite health and wellness counseling as well as career planning.

Advanced students will have many performing opportunities throughout the year.

Students interested in auditioning for the Advanced Level should be at least 14 years old, and enrolled in online academics.

For more information, please contact: HBAcademy@houstonballet.org

Elementary Ballet

Elementary Ballet is part of Houston Ballet Academy's Preschool Program.


Students are required to audition for Levels 1 - 10. Learn everything you need to know about auditioning for Houston Ballet Academy's Pre-Professional Program.

Performance Opportunities

Numerous performance opportunities are available for Pre-Professional students, including the annual Spring Showcase production at the Wortham Theater Center.

Wellness & Body Conditioning

Houston Ballet Academy staff, wellness team and Houston Methodist athletic trainers help students stay happy and healthy. 


Levels Elementary Ballet – Intermediate will receive evaluations once per year at the close of the first semester. Students in Levels 5-10 will have an evaluation class in the Spring Semester and consultations with their teachers. Evaluations will be e-mailed to parents after student consultations.

Children's Workshops

Girls & Boys ages 4 - 8: Week-long summer workshops are themed based on popular story ballets in Houston Ballet's repertoire.
Boys ages 7 - 12: Week-long workshop exposes boys to the necessary skills to become a strong male dancer.

Contact The Academy: hbacademy@houstonballet.org

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