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Main School Division

Academy Pre-professional and Professional Division


Shelly Power, Academy Director
Claudio Muñoz, Ballet Master, Houston Ballet II
Sabrina Lenzi, Ballet Mistress, Houston Ballet II
Cheryne Busch, Principal of Middle School 
Susan Bryant, Instructor
Sally Rojas, Instructor

Andrew Murphy, Principal Instructor
Beth Everitt, Instructor


Students are required to audition for admission into Intro to Level 1 – Level 8. Auditions for Houston Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive Program are posted on the Audition Tour webpage. For information regarding Houston Ballet II (HBII) please click here.

Auditions for the 2016-2017 year:

May 28, 2016

August 2016

December 2016

Please check back for further details on audition dates and times.

Audition Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for an audition?

  1. Create a new username and password here.

  2. After new users create their login, log in here and click on Registration Forms on the left side of the screen.

  3. Select desired audition.

  4. You will be required to submit a $35 credit card payment through this form.

  5. Bring a completed audition form, reciept of payment and two photos of yourself (any size): a headshot and a full body photograph in first arabesque.

Following the audition:

Audition results will be e-mailed to each student within two weeks. To secure a class place after a student has been accepted into the Academy, all registration forms must be completed by the specified deadline. Classes will be closed once they reach their maximum capacity.

2015-2016 semesters

Fall Semester:
August 24, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Spring Semester:
January 19, 2016 - May 28, 2016

Spring Semester:
May 31, 2016 - June 18, 2016 (preschool - level 4)

June 20, 2016 - July 29, 2016 (level 5 - level 8) 

Enrollment Forms can be found here:


If you are a new student select New User Registration and follow the prompts to complete the appropriate fields.



*Subject to change at any time

Tuition for the 2015-2016 Year

Tuition may be paid in full at registration or in four installments throughout the year. The prices below do not include a registration fee or the Spring Showcase fee. Prices are subject to change at any time.

2015-2016 Annual Tuition
Intro to L1: $1050
Level 1:  $1900
Level 2:  $2000
Level 3:  $2450
Level 4.1: $2600
Level 4.2:  $2700
Level 5:  $2800
Level 6:  $3500
Level 7E/8E: $3500
Level 7:  $6000
Level 8:  $7000

Tuition Payment Deadlines:
1st Payment: July 15, 2015
2nd Payment: October 15, 2015
3rd Payment: December 15, 2015
4th Payment: February 15, 2016

*Please note that students with delinquent accounts will not be admitted to class or be eligible to register for the next semester until their account is current. Tuition is non-refundable. Should a student withdraw at any time, the remaining tuition will be forfeited. Please refer to our handbook for information about withdrawing from the Academy.   

Financial Aid
To apply for Financial Aid, your child must have already been accepted into the Academy. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing. Applications are accepted prior to the Summer and the Fall sessions. We are unable to offer financial aid for students in the preschool program. You must pay a first installment to reserve a spot in class. 

The TADS financial aid application fee is not refundable under any circumstances.


A complete listing of Academy policies and procedures can be found in the Academy Handbook. By enrolling your child in Houston Ballet’s Academy, you are agreeing to abide by all policies within our handbook.

Houston Ballet Academy Class Make-up Form

Class Attire


Pre-Ballet and Main School Levels 1-4 will receive evaluations once per year, at the close of the first semester. Students in Levels 5-8 will have an evaluation class in the Spring Semester and consultations with their teachers. Evaluations will be emailed to parents after student consultations.

Body Conditioning

Students in the professional division, Level 7 – Level 8, are required to attend coaching sessions with a Pilates instructor during the school year.  Students in Level 5 – Level 6 are encouraged to attend Pilates sessions during specified times. Sessions may be scheduled by inquiring in the Academy office. All appointments and extra sessions must be pre-paid. 

Performance Opportunities

Students in Level 1 – Level 8 will have the opportunity to perform at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston Ballet Academy's Spring Showcase.  Students are required to participate, and a performance fee will be applied to accounts in January.

Please visit Ticketing & Schedules for directions to the Wortham Theater and information on how to purchase tickets.

Contact The Academy

Phone: 713-535-3210     E-mail: hbacademy@houstonballet.org

Houston Ballet Academy maintains a policy of non-discrimination with regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, and non-job related disability.

Image: Former HBII students, current Company members,
Mackenzie Richter & Caleb Durbin.
Photo by: Jamie Lagdameo