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In eighteen years of operation, Project Ballet has developed an impressive list of student and alumni accomplishments. 


Our former students are currently dancing with, or have received professional contract offers from::

  • New York City Ballet

  • Joffrey Ballet

  • Ballet Austin

  • Charlotte Ballet

  • Nevada Ballet Theatre

  • Louisville Ballet

  • San Diego City Ballet

  • Ballet 5:8

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem

  • Ballet Next

  • Dance Kaleidoscope

  • Grand Rapids Ballet

  • United Ballet Theatre

  • Aspen San Jose Ballet

  • Joffrey Ballet

  • Texas Ballet Theatre

  • State Street Ballet

  • Ballet Vero Beach

  • Konverdjans

  • Arizona Ballet


Our students regularly receive scholarship offers to study at prestigious year-round and collegiate-level dance programs


  • School of American Ballet Winter Term

  • Pacific Northwest Ballet Professional Division

  • IU Jacob's School of Music

  • Joffrey Ballet Studio Company

  • The Ailey School Professional Division

  • Ballet Chicago Studio Company

  • Butler University

  • University of Utah

  • University of Arizona

  • and many more


Our students are regularly accepted, with scholarships, into the finest summer intensive programs in the nation including:

  • School of American Ballet

  • Pacific Northwest Ballet

  • San Francisco Ballet

  • Houston Ballet

  • Boston Ballet

  • Ellison Ballet

  • Chautauqua Institution

  • and many more


Our school has also enjoyed the following additional accomplishments:


  • Permission from the New York City Ballet, the Balanchine Trust and Arpino Foundation to perform

    • Peter Martin's Eight Easy Pieces in 2008

    • George Balanchine's Serenade (first movement) in 2010

    • George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie in 2014

    • Gerald Arpino's Birthday Variations (excerpt) in 2016

    • Paul Taylor's Airs (excerpt) in 2021


  • Member of Regional Dance America and the Mid-States Regional Ballet Association from 2010-2015

    • Four performances in the prestigious Gala performance

    • National Choreographic Recognition Award

    • Four cash scholarship award recipients

    • Three program scholarship award recipients


  • Participated in the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) from 2005-2010 and again in 2021.

    • Outstanding Teacher Award

    • Two Regional First Place Winners

    • One Regional Third Place Winner

    • Eighteen "Top Twelve" Finalists

The Academic Conservatory at Project Ballet is an on-site academic school that serves our elite level dancers, as well as non-dancers with exceptional scheduling needs. Graduates of the Academic Conservatory at Project Ballet have received significant academic scholarships to many universities, including:

  • Ball State University

  • Butler University

  • College of William and Mary

  • Dominican University

  • Grace College

  • Indiana University - Bloomington

  • Manchester University

  • Mercyhurst University

  • Michigan State University

  • Point Park University

  • Purdue University - Fort Wayne

  • Purdue University - West Lafayette

  • Southern Methodist University

  • State University of New York

  • Texas Christian University

  • University of Arizona

  • University of Cincinnati

  • University of South Carolina

  • University of Utah

  • and many more

Alum Chelsea Dumas prepares to premiere as the Sugar Plum Fairy with the Charlotte Ballet 

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