Professional Training Certificate with Charlotte Ballet

In conjunction with Charlotte’s professional dance company, Charlotte Ballet, UNC Charlotte offers a Professional Training Certificate in Dance for degree seeking students specializing in ballet performance. The unique partnership provides the student professional dance training while earning a college degree.

Open by audition, the two-year, 16 credit-hour, Professional Training Certificate provides classes with expert teachers at the Charlotte Ballet Academy. Training in a professional dance environment puts students in contact with internationally acclaimed teachers such as Patricia McBride and gives them the opportunity to get an exclusive glimpse into the professional world of dance.

The Certificate is awarded upon completion of the baccalaureate degree.  Pre-college credit is also available to high school students through this program.



Fall -  October 12 and November 16, 2019 (Open House)

pring - January 18, February 15, March 7, and April 4, 2020 

**Auditions will take place at Charlotte Ballet**


Please contact Delia Neil for information and registration. If you are unable to attend the auditions listed, alternatative dates can be arranged. Video submissions accepted. 

Delia Neil
Undergraduate Coordinator
UNC Charlotte Department of Dance


Charlotte Ballet logoThe Professional Training Certificate is offered in partnership with Charlotte Ballet, a world-class repertory dance ensemble. Charlotte Ballet has received critical recognition for excellence in programming, education and outreach, and dance training.