Koltun Ballet Boston has vast experience in preparing students for premier competitions in the US and abroad, including Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), ADC-IBC, the Prix de Lausanne and others. These competitions provide opportunities and job prospects for students and, in some instances, serve as real-time auditions for ballet companies around the world, strengthened by our personal connections in the field.

Outstanding School Award, YAGP 2018/19/20 (Boston)

Congratulations to Koltun Ballet Boston with an OUTSTANDING SCHOOL AWARD at YAGP Boston 2018/19/20. We are so honored by our students for another outstanding school award: three years in a row!

Truly yours,

Alexandra & Alex

  • School Year Competitions — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON
  • School Year Competitions — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON
  • School Year Competitions — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON
  • School Year Competitions — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON

Mid-Year Competitions for Pre-Professional Students

At Koltun Ballet Boston, we encourage our pre-professional students to compete in several international competitions each year.  These competitions are an important opportunity for our students to meet peers from other schools.  The competitions are also a popular scouting venue for every top ballet company and school in the world.

School Year Competitions — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON YAGP – Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest international student ballet competition, which awards more than $300,000 in scholarships each year, to dance schools within the United States and around the world. It is held internationally each year, with final competitions taking place in New York City.  It includes ballet and contemporary dance styles of performance. It is open to dance students 9–19 years old.
School Year Competitions — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON VKIBC – Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition endeavors to preserve the legacy of classical ballet, to encourage its current progress and development, and to support the continued evolution of dance as an art form through training, education, performance opportunities, and the exchange of ideas within the extended international community.
School Year Competitions — KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON, KOLTUN BALLET BOSTON ADC/IBC – The American Dance Competition / Youth International Ballet Competition is held in Central Florida every year.

Ballet Company Auditions

Young adults (18-22) seeking a career in professional ballet can rely on our school to prepare them for a ballet company.  Auditions for ballet companies are usually in February and March.  Ballet company contracts usually begin the following Fall.  Below are some of the top ballet companies in the world that our founders have worked for.

  • Mariinsky/Kirov Ballet
  • New Jersey Ballet
  • Colorado Ballet
  • Boston Ballet
  • Deutsche Opera am Rhein
  • Bavarian State Theater
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Bolshoi Ballet
  • Vienna State Opera Ballet
  • Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
  • Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley
  • Dallas Fort Worth Ballet
  • Royal Ballet of Flanders