Atlanta Ballet 2
The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education is proud to announce Atlanta Ballet 2 as its highest level of training that provides new performance opportunities for the next generation of professional dancers. The program represents Atlanta Ballet’s continued commitment to training dancers for professional careers. Atlanta Ballet 2 is the pathway to becoming an Atlanta Ballet Company member.
The Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers are selected by audition from all over the world and represent the artistic vision of Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. These young individuals are dancers who have arrived at a defining point in their transitions to becoming professional dancers. They receive individual classes and coaching from esteemed faculty mentors. The intense level of training, opportunities to rehearse with the Atlanta Ballet company, and the experiences of their own performances help mold the young artists’ awareness of the high expectations demanded of professional company members.
The position involves taking Atlanta Ballet 2 classes in addition to select Company classes and rehearsing with the Company on a daily basis. There will be several opportunities to perform with the Atlanta Ballet company in larger productions such as Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker and full- length ballets. This also includes the one-hour family ballet each season that feature Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers in leading roles. Atlanta Ballet 2 will also have its own performances of selected repertoire around the metro Atlanta area.
Candidates for Atlanta Ballet 2 are selected from the Conservatory Division, the Summer Professional Intensive, and by audition. The Atlanta Ballet 2 dancers receive a weekly stipend and shoes during the Company’s season. They also receive free tuition for all classes and activities at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education.
During the 2016 | 2017 Season, 14 of the 28 professional Atlanta Ballet company dancers passed through the former Fellowship Division during their careers. For the 2017|2018 Season, two Fellowship dancers were promoted to Company and apprentice positions.
Credit Hour Requirements: 13 hours per semester. (Transfer credits not accepted.)
*Audition is required for an Atlanta Ballet 2 dancer position. Audition dates and cities to be announced. Please continue to visit centre.atlantaballet.com/pre-professional/AB2 for updates.