We seek to sustain, elevate, and define the future of ballet through our unique and exceptional partnership.

The Boston Ballet/Walnut Hill partnership centers the future of dance, and the dancer of the future. We provide an environment where the professional dancer of the future will flourish. Our aim is to develop a truly exceptional dancer with tremendous intellect who will see ballet as a reflection of and a tool to advance our society. We are the only program in the world that combines a professional ballet company with a college preparatory academic experience within a premier high school for the arts.

We aim to develop a complete dance artist, both as a dancer (interpretive artist) and choreographer (creative artist). We are dedicated to developing a complete person, with strong emotional intelligence and cultural competencies. This synergistic approach will give each of our dancers a next-generation professional toolkit to enter the dance world. Our program makes it unnecessary for our dancers to pursue any college or conservatory training in order to enter a professional company.

From Studio to Stage

Dance students in Boston Ballet School's Professional Division at Walnut Hill have progressed to some of the world’s leading companies, conservatories, and colleges.

The Program

Watch Professional Division Dancers

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Meet the Faculty

Course Catalog

Steps to Apply