Ballet Vero Beach’s Fellowship Initiative For Dancers is changing the way young people become professional dancers. Working with Indian River State College and The Learning Alliance, Ballet Vero Beach has established a unique program that combines professional performance experience with the company, quality higher education with Indian River State College, and unmatched training in arts integration, arts literacy, and the science of teaching with The Learning Alliance.

At the end of the two-year program, fellows emerge with an Associate or Bachelor Degree from Indian River State College, résumé building professional experience with Ballet Vero Beach, ancillary education from The Learning Alliance, and hands-on teaching experience provided through Ballet Vero Beach’s education and engagement initiatives. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to thrive in both the college and company environments offered by this unique program.

The Fellowship Initiative For Dancers is free for both Florida residents and International Students. Ballet Vero Beach reimburses non Florida resident domestic students at the Indian River State College in state tuition rate. Books/materials are covered for all students. Candidates may choose from nearly any major at IRSC, however applicants seeking to major in Education (Early Childhood/Elementary/Special/Exceptional Tracks) will be prioritized for admission

A typical weekly schedule for fellows includes daily class and rehearsals with Ballet Vero Beach, in-person and online courses at Indian River State College, and delivery of Ballet Vero Beach’s innovative education and community engagement initiatives. Fellows are provided free chiropractic care, wellness screenings, and reduced cost physical therapy appointments. Additionally Ballet Vero Beach provides all rehearsal and performance shoes.

Application Information For Fall of 2025

NOVEMBER 15, 2024: Early Admission Applications Due
JANUARY 15, 2025: Early Admission Decisions Announced
JANUARY 15 – JUNE 1, 2025: Rolling Admission General Application Period

Early Admission is a non-binding process offered for the convenience of students and their families. The General Application period will be used to fill any places not offered through Early Admission and to develop a waitlist for the program.

International Students are strongly encouraged to apply during the Early Admission period or as early as possible. VISA procurement takes time and may delay International Student start dates if applications are not received early in the admissions process.

For questions about the initiative or the application process, please email!

Fellowship Initiative Application

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