Classes & Registration

Performance Opportunities

Princeton Ballet School offers extensive performance opportunities. PBS students in our Princeton Ballet Children’s Workshop (PBCW) and Princeton Ballet Workshop (PBW) Juniors and Seniors are eligible. This includes multiple performances of The Nutcracker with American Repertory Ballet in theaters across New Jersey (some with collaborations with live orchestras) and PBS’s Spring Performance at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.

  • PBCW: students in Primary B through Level 4 (by audition for The Nutcracker)
  • PBW Juniors: Academy and Pre-Professional students in levels 5 and 6; Academy Level 7 (by audition)
  • PBW Seniors: Pre-Professional students in levels 7 and 8 (expected to register for both seasons – roles assigned by audition)
  • Trainees: ARB/PBS encompassing both local and international, post-secondary school dancers

The Nutcracker
audition registration deadline is Saturday, September 10th at 8pm
. Register HERE to audition

You must be a PBS student to audition for American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker


Princeton Ballet Workshop (PBW) is the pre-professional program at American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School. There are two levels in the program: PBW Juniors (levels 5 and 6) and PBW Seniors (level 7 and 8). PBW Juniors comprises the youngest group of dancers aspiring to a professional career in dance, while PBW Seniors are dancers who have achieved the two most advanced levels of training at Princeton Ballet School. PBW Seniors also includes our highly respected Trainee program which encompasses both local and international, post-secondary school dancers.

Participation in American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker, will be based on an individual’s progress and performance. Casting for the Spring Performance is guaranteed.

For more information, contact Cheryl Whitney, PBW Administrator, at

PBW FAQs can be found here.


  • PBW 1 semester – $450
  • PBW full year – $800 – must register for both semesters at the same time
  • School Show (registration deadline 1/30/23)


Princeton Ballet Children’s Workshop (PBCW) includes Primary B through Level 4. PBS students dance alongside American Repertory Ballet artists in The Nutcracker (audition required), experiencing the world of professional dancers.

School Show (registration deadline 1/30/23)
Participation fee is $325.
Register by 10/1/22 and the participation fee is $275.

Primary B – Level 4

Performance Opportunities

Level 5-6

Performance Opportunities

Level 7-8

Performance Opportunities