Structured and Organized
Kinesthetic Play (Ages 3-6)
Ballet I Through Ballet III
(Ages 7+, By Placement Only)
Ballet IV, V, VI, and Pre-Professional Program (By Placement Only)
Adult Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level Classes Just because you didn’t study ballet as a child – or dropped out before you realized your full potential – doesn't mean it's too late to enjoy the exquisite joy of dance.
Open classes allow teens and adults to achieve the grace and discipline they covet within a positive and encouraging environment — and at times, allow an escape from the demands of our busy lives.
Often, due to school work and more academic responsibilities, young dancers are not able to maintain the full Academy course load of required ballet classes necessary for our Upper Division. Academy dancers placed in Ballet VI can still continue to train in the Upper Division classes with adjusted schedules. Dancers will still have required weekly classes- but our faculty is willing to be flexible to accommodate our students committed to both advanced ballet & academic training!
"First you learn your technique,
your vocabulary, your repertoire.
Then you are ready to become
- Karen Gibbons-Brown
Fort Wayne Ballet’s Trainee Program takes the Conservatory Program to the next level and grooms students to become professional dancers. Trainees have achieved an advanced level of classical ballet but seek additional training before auditioning for a professional company.
Trainees follow the Pre Professional 2 class schedule which includes ballet class 6 days a week, pointe 5 days a week, men's class once a week, partnering, jazz, modern, musical theatre, character, and a weekly seminar. They are also invited to take class with the company Tuesday through Friday 9am to 10:30 am when their schedules allow. Trainees will also rehearse with the company when called for.
The Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory at the University of Saint Francis is an exciting partnership between the Fort Wayne Ballet and the University which offers both a 4-year & 2-year undergraduate academic program in dance. These programs will prepare students for a professional career in dance.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts & Associate of Arts in Dance feature a sound liberal arts core curriculum with a full range of dance styles that complement the essential basics of classical ballet. For more information on the different programs and how to apply.
Inquiries: Contact Jessica Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (260) 399-7700, ext. 8011