The Conservatory at NSB

The Conservatory at NSB is designed for career oriented dancers ages 12 to 20 who are at a crucial point in their development. This advanced level of training allows young artists the opportunity to mature before entering the inevitable challenges of professional careers and higher education in dance.

Students are involved in daily classes taught by NSB’s artistic staff, principal faculty members, and guest master teachers. They have a total of 27 hours of instruction during the week Monday through Saturday. The dancers follow a daily schedule from 8:30am-5:00pm. The curriculum provides a comprehensive dance education focusing primarily on classical ballet. Classes are taught in ballet technique, pointe, pas de deux, classical variations, men’s virtuoso technique, repertoire, modern, contemporary, jazz, ballroom, improvisational skills, and Pilates. It is imperative to have a healthy environment for all participants. As such, the program works closely with faculty and staff to meet the educational, emotional and physical demands placed on young dancers during these formative years of study. Invited faculty will also lecture during the season on injury- prevention techniques, dance history, nutrition, kinesiology, music education and guidance counseling.

The Conservatory at NSB requires an intense concentration and dedication to daily training and rehearsals in addition to supporting the dancers academic schedules. NSB’s academic mentor, Meghan Jenkins, helps students navigate their online studies Monday-Friday in the am.

If you are interested in attending The Conservatory at NSB, we welcome you to audition at Northeast School of Ballet. 

Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Ages 12-13: 11:00am-12:30pm
Ages 14-19 1:00pm-3:00pm
Northeast School of Ballet
32 Lowell Street
Reading MA

If you are unable to audition on March 1st, 2020,  please submit a video audition for consideration.

Video Audition Requirements:

• Open video with name, age, current ballet school, city, state and country
• A copy of the candidate’s passport OR birth certificate
• A headshot *professional photographs are not necessary
• Two photo’s in ballet clothing: first arabesque and tendu (À la seconde)
• A short description of the student’s training
• An audition video recorded during class :
◦ At the barre: pliés, tendus, ronds de jambe, fondus, ronds de jambe en l’air and grande battements.
◦ In center: adagio, tendus, pirouettes, petite allégro, and grande allégro, and 3 exercises en pointe for candidates who have had previous pointe work.

Send Video to:

Northeast School of Ballet

32 Lowell Street

Reading, MA 01867