Academy VI

Academy Level VI gives young dancers the opportunity to develop in a nurturing atmosphere that will groom them to become professional dancers.

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Academy Level VI dancers are select individuals who are at a crucial point in their development. This progressive level of training allows a young female or male artist the opportunity to mature before entering the demanding work of a professional company. The dancers for the Academy Level V will be chosen from the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, Summer Advanced and Professional Programs, and interested international candidates.

Academy Level VI dancers will be involved in daily semi-private classes taught by the artistic staff, principal faculty members, and guest master teachers. They will have a total of 30 hours of instruction during the week Monday to Saturday. These classes are designed to enhance their level of technique and artistry. The classes will include a daily technique class, pointe, men’s, variations, pas de deux, modern, jazz, contemporary, and repertoire. The dancers will follow the Company’s daily schedule from 9:30-6:10 with a common lunch break. This will allow for rehearsal with the Company from 3:10–6:10pm as needed along with learning separate repertory. This schedule is designed to allow the dancers to work with the professional Company and also have outside means of employment.

There will be several opportunities to perform with the Atlanta Ballet Company in many of their larger productions. Academy Level VI dancers will be a large part of our educational commitment to the community with involvement in outreach initiatives. These young adults are on the verge of becoming professional dancers and this is their first step to realizing Atlanta Ballet’s mission and place in the community.

All enrolled students are required to participate in Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin in January 2023.

*Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education does not accept transfer credits/hours.

Enrollment Information

All Academy students must register in person with the Centre Administrative Director at the Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre in West Midtown. Please call or email for available appointment times.

Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
Kelly Tonina Cooper, Centre Administrative Director
404.873.5811 x1225

Registration Fee

Early (Current CDE families that register by May 1): $35
Regular (All families, May 2 - Aug 7):
Late (All families, Aug 8 onward): $75

Annual Tuition

$6,420 (Includes performance fees.)

Payment Options

1 Installment: $6,135.75 (5% tuition discount applied; valid thru Aug 7)
2 Installments: $3,210 per installment (1st due at registration, 2nd due by January 1st)
10 Installments: $642 per installment (1st and last installments due at registration)

Dress Code

Ladies: Black, and red Atlanta Ballet logo pinch-front or princess seam leotard, pink tights, pink ballet/pointe shoes, hair in bun (all hair décor secured)

White Atlanta Ballet t-shirt, black shorts or tights, white socks, black ballet shoes

Uniform leotards are exclusively available at the Atlanta Ballet Boutique. Boutiques are located at each CDE location. Shoes, tights, and other dance supplies are also available in the Boutique. Questions
regarding the Boutique can be directed to

Credit Requirements

29.75 hours per semester

Optional: add 1.75 hours

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