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Trainee Program

The Ballet Melange Trainee Program provides a carefully structured curriculum to enable early career dancers to fulfill the ever increasing technical, physical, and artistic demands of the top national and international  professional companies. Our graduates and dancers have received contract offers and inquiries from professional companies all over the world.

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Tuition is $650 per month. All male dancers accepted into the program are eligible for a training stipend. Please contact us at for more information.


Audition Information

March 16 and April 20, 2024

Ballet Melange / Classical Ballet Academy Studios

6740 East Hampden Ave, Denver

Second floor studio


Check in 1:30 pm

Audition: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Audition fee: $20 (Waived for professional dancers auditioning for Company positions)


Please pre-register here.


Please provide the following at the time of the audition:


*Recent headshot and first arabesque photo

Audition Process

  • Acceptance to Ballet Melange full year program is by audition only.

  • Trainee positions available for male and female dancers

  • Program runs Mid-August through May

  • Candidates should have strong classical and contemporary technique

  • Advanced students and those who have completed pre-professional training but desire an environment to further develop skills and artistry 

  • We hold annual auditions in the months of March, April & August and year around by video. 

  • Mid year auditions are possible by appointment. Please call 303.500.3226 or email info@balletmelange.orgto arrange your audition day and time.

  • If auditioning in person is not possible, applicants may audition by video. For information about the content of the video, please see our Video Audition Requirements, below.  Applicants may be asked to attend an interview and an in-person audition. 

Video Audition Requirements
The video should be 15 to 20 minutes in length and include the following elements:


  • Plié 

  • Battement tendu

  • Adagio 

  • Grand Battement


  • Adagio  

  • Battement tendu

  • Pirouettes 


  • Petite allegro

  • Grand Allegro 

Pointe (females):

  • Echappe

  • Pirouettes ​

Variations: (Either stage or studio)

  • Classical variation 

  • Contemporary piece

Junior Trainee Program

The Junior Trainee Program is for advanced Academy students in their last year or two of pre-professional studies who wish to introduce themselves into the Trainee Program. Jr Trainees will take Trainee repertoire classes in addition to their full advanced Academy schedule. Junior Trainees have the opportunity to participate in Outreach and other Ballet Melange performances and projects. Junior Trainees are appointed by audition only. Tuition is an additional $200 (in addition to CBA tuition). 

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