Funding for Ballet Etudes' Cavalier Program is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


A placement evaluation is required in order to assess the candidate's level of technique, although experience is not necessary to join. For a free assessment, or further inquiries, contact us via e-mail at

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cavalier Program is an elite dance scholarship for young men, ages 15 and up, who would like to intensively train in Classical Ballet in preparation for a professional career in dance. Our very first Cavalier was Sanford Placide, now a member of the prestigious company Ballet West.


Cavalier Program