Professional Training Certificate with Charlotte Ballet

The Charlotte Ballet Professional Training Certificate allows elite ballet students rigorous training experience at Charlotte Ballet while also earning a dance degree. Certificate students take advanced levels of ballet technique, pas de deux, and pointe/ variations classes with Charlotte Ballet faculty and become a part of the Charlotte ballet scene.

Certificate students are selected by audition. They must apply to and be admitted to UNC Charlotte and be enrolled full-time in any academic program. The program is equivalent to 16 hours over 4 semesters. Certificate students pay no additional fees to be part of the program, beyond UNC Charlotte tuition. The Certificate is awarded upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. Pre-college credit is also available to high school students through this program.

dance in the center of our vibrant city

Charlotte Ballet is located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, allowing students to experience the professional world of dance and our culturally vibrant city first-hand.

Students make professional connections, perform works in University concerts, and observe the work of Charlotte Ballet, a world-class ballet company with an ambitious repertory of contemporary ballets, Balanchine works, and classical ballets.

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Submission Deadlines: Auditions are currently closed. Info for the upcoming year coming soon.

Video Audition Requirements: Video auditions should be no longer than 10 minutes in length and must include a live introduction with your name, age, years of study, and current place of study. Center work including adagio, petit allegro, grand allegro, pirouettes (en dehors/ en dedans). Pointe work for women including pirouettes. Men should show tour en l’air and allegro that includes beats and pirouettes. The audition fee is $40.

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About Charlotte Ballet

The Professional Training Certificate is offered in partnership with Charlotte Ballet, a world-class repertory dance ensemble. Charlotte Ballet has received critical recognition for excellence in programming, education and outreach, and dance training.

Questions about the certificate program?

For more information, contact the director of the Charlotte Ballet Professional Training Certificate Program and Associate Professor of Dance Delia Neil at or 704-687-0216.