Training for professional careers in ballet
For aspiring dancers ages 7 to 19
Ballet Academy East’s Pre-Professional Division combines comprehensive ballet training with professional-caliber performance opportunities to prepare students for success in the dance world. BAE’s proven syllabus creates technically strong, artistically expressive dancers who adapt easily to the broad range of styles required of today’s professionals. Applications are now being accepted.
2021-2022 School Year Audition Dates
Saturday, May 15th
Saturday, June 12th
All auditions will be held virtually via Zoom.
To be considered for an audition, please submit the below Audition Request Form. Once you have heard back with your invitation to audition there will be a $25 fee to attend.
Video auditions are also being accepted for the 2021-2022 School Year. Please follow the video audition instructions included on the application. If you are filming the video at home and need to omit anything for safety reasons, the faculty will understand. If we should need to see additional exercises, we will let you know.
If you are interested in auditioning for a 2021 Summer Program, please click on the program name below to learn more.
To keep our BAE community safe, we have partnered with HealthCheck for our daily check-in process at BAE. Everyone will be required to show that they completed their HealthCheck upon entering BAE.
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Ballet Academy East’s comprehensive ballet training combined with professional-caliber performance opportunities prepare students for success in the dance world. BAE is celebrated for producing technically strong and artistically expressive dancers who are sought after for their professionalism and ability to easily adapt to the broad range of styles demanded of today’s dance professionals. BAE alumni are dancing on stages all over the world. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Darla Hoover and Principal Jenna Lavin, the school’s acclaimed faculty teach students using BAE’s proven syllabus. The year-round curriculum includes technique, pointe, stretch and strengthening, men’s classes, modern, hip hop and character. BAE has a commitment to supporting each student holistically and addressing their individual needs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
2020-2021 School Year
September 22, 2020 – June 20, 2021
School Holiday Closings
Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28
Columbus Day: Monday, October 12
Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 26-Sunday, November 29
Winter Break: Monday, December 21-Sunday, January 3
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 15
Spring Break: Monday, March 22-Sunday, April 4
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 29-Monday, May 31
For the 2020-2021 school year, we ask that students adhere to the dress code while they are in the studios. At home a relaxed dress code is permitted (no sweats or legwarmers).
Capezio Uptown Store
*Store will be closed December 17 – January 3*
New Store Hours: Monday-Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Open by appointment only.
For questions or to setup an appointment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-348-7210
Visit Capezio online for all your dance wear needs.
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Ballet Academy East’s Men’s Program fuels men’s passion for dance. The program delivers focused training and mentoring to help young men achieve success in the dance world. BAE’s proven syllabus is designed to cultivate refined, versatile and powerful dancers. Male dancers from around the world share their passion for dance and create friendships that last a lifetime.
BAE Male Scholarship Program
Ballet Academy East offers a limited number of full and partial scholarships to male dancers accepted into its Pre-Professional Division. Admission to the Male Dancer Program is based upon audition. To be considered for the BAE Male Dancer Program, sign up online for the next audition or submit a video audition.
2020-2021 School Year Tuition
2021-2022 School Year Tuition
|Full Year, One Payment||Full Year, Two Payments*|
* Half the tuition will be due upon registration and half will be put through on January 10, 2022.
BAE is fortunate to have the de Hirsch Residence located just one block from the school. The Residence is part of the 92nd Street Y and is a home to many students from colleges and arts schools in the area. It is a top choice for out of town BAE students.
St. Mary’s Residence is another excellent option (female students only), located a short distance from BAE.
Students are expected to make their own arrangements for continuing their academic studies while at BAE. Programs that we recommend are:
When taking your classes virtually from home, we strongly recommend that you create a space that allows you to mentally and physically get the most from every class while reducing the risk of injury. There are now many online resources for barres and floors. Here are links to home floors and barres that we recommend.