Photo above: Senior Apprentice Della Griffin performs the soloist role of "White Owl" in Ballet Fantastique's ZORRO: The Ballet with the LA-based band Incendio at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 2018 // Bob Williams


The elite, official training corps of Ballet Fantastique's professional company, these dancers will dedicate a year of their lives to intensive training and professional performance. 

Our 2020 national audition tour will be announced soon.

About the Program

Ballet Fantastique's 37-week Apprentice Program offers an inimitable immersive professional training and rehearsal program for advanced, exceptionally gifted professional-track dancers ages 18-25 (dancers ages 15-17 may request an invitation to audition).

This rigorous program is designed to develop our industry's next generation of professional dancers, providing talented aspirants with a unique training and performance curriculum. Ballet Fantastique's Apprentice Program equips talented dancers with the knowledge, technical training, and performance experience needed to pursue a viable professional career and/or higher education.  The Program also represents the a formal track towards being selected for professional positions with the Ballet Fantastique Company upon graduation.

The Apprentice Program includes both studio and theater components, with intensive daily training, as well as a full rehearsal and performance season with the professional Ballet Fantastique company. 

Ballet Fantastique Apprentices are the elite pre-professionals within Ballet Fantastique's professional company. Apprentices are mentored by and work alongside the international professional Company artists of Ballet Fantastique on a daily basis.

Tuition based, scholarship based, and stipend based positions available. The best way to audition is to attend the Summer Professional Dancer Development Program. Contact Jessica Jaye Mackinson at for audition details.

Barbara Becraft Apprenticeship Fellowship

Provides a full season training scholarship to select Barbara Becraft Apprenticeship Fellows. Contact Jessica Jaye Mackinson at to inquire about audition details.

Sponsored by Henry Jones in honor of Barbara Becraft, lover of dance and champion of young artists.