The PDT Trainee Program is an 11-month educational experience that is immersive and designed for pre-professional dancers aged 14 - 20  who aspire to join a professional dance company.  The program is designed for the serious dancer who is able to commit a minimum of 10 hours of training in addition to 6 - 10 hours of rehearsal weekly.  


The year consists of 3 trimesters (39 weeks) during which trainees take company class, rehearse, and perform.


In addition to regular class and rehearsal hours, trainees receive one-on-one mentorship with Artistic Director Cynthia Young. At the conclusion of the training year, each trainee will be prepared to embark on auditions. With Cynthia, the trainee will develop their audition package that is targeted toward the companies or universities that are most suitable for the trainee’s artistic voice.