Ballet Fantastique

Professional Dancer Development Program


Giving area dancers local, professionally modeled training and performance programs and outlets for their talent is imperative to keeping the arts vibrantly alive in our community. As part of our non-profit mission, Ballet Fantastique offers Professional Master Classes three times weekly on a sliding fee scale.

Professional-level community dancers participate in both our Master Classes and our Performance Ensemble, which gives them the opportunity to work with various guest artists and the artistic directors of Ballet Fantastique, to choreograph and produce their own work, and to build their professional resumes through a wide range of performance opportunities.

dancer receiving instructions

Photo By: Tony Lee

Master Classes

Master Classes are taught by Ballet Fantastique’s Artistic Director Donna Marisa Bontrager » or by visiting guest artists, and meet three times weekly. Click here for a printable Ballet Fantastique Schedule of Classes ». Summer Choreography Workshops are also offered in preparation for the
Chamber Company’s touring season.

Community dancers must audition for Master Class placement. Company Dancer Audition Form ». The Company Dancer Application Supplement » makes it possible for dancers to pay for classes on a sliding fee scale according to their financial resources.

Chamber Company

Community dancers and Academy participants complete an extensive auditioning process for one of six Company-dancer places in our Chamber Company. Though our repertoire is primarily classical and comes out of the Academy’s basis in the Kirov (Vaganova) training syllabus, Ensemble dancers have the opportunity to perform in and choreograph original works, working closely with other dancers, guest artists and coaches, and the Artistic Director of Ballet Fantastique, Donna Marisa Bontrager. More information on the Chamber Company. »