Helping young dancers successfully transition from school to career

By the time an 18 or 19-year-old ballet dancer graduates from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB)’s advanced school, they’ve dedicated ten or more years of their lives to dance, dreaming of the day they’ll emerge as a professional artist. But they may struggle with figuring out how to navigate the path from student to professional.

The RWB Aspirant Program is a two-year, post-secondary training program that bridges the gap between school and career – helping qualified graduates become well-prepared, well-rounded individuals, capable of enjoying fulfilling careers.

Besides receiving additional training in dance, Aspirants participate in mentorship, performance experience and life-skills programs that provide excellent preparation for transitioning into a professional career. The program also provides the RWB Company and companies around the world with access to a pool of highly-trained emerging dancers who are ready and able to contribute to the artistic excellence of any professional company.

To learn more about the RWB Aspirant Program and how to support emerging young dancers, visit: https://www.rwb.org/school/professional-division/programs/aspirant-program/

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