Pre Pro

Pre-Pro Program

Welcome to the Edge Studios Classical Ballet Division, Pre-Professional Program.

Students will have the opportunity to train in our spacious facilities with daily intensive training in ballet, pointe, classical repertoire, contemporary and Pilates. This program is a unique and excellent opportunity for the young dancer to experience the highest levels of coaching at an internationally recognized level.

The Edge Dance Program prides itself on the education and training of a complete classical dancer. One that has the solid technical and artistic abilities to further themselves to a professional classical ballet company, with the depth of movement and technique in contemporary dance to complete the package.This program runs after school daily at Edge from 3:30- 6:30pm and includes classes on Saturdays. We limit the amount of enrollment available as our intention is to keep class sizes small for a very personalized approach to training.

Artistic Director, Cyndi Scott was also recognized this season as the Winner for choreography at the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Semi Finals. She and our dancers received the 1st place award in the Ensemble category at the Youth America Grand Prix Semi Finals.

Classical Ballet Principal, Caitlin Lockwood was recognized this season as Best Teacher at both the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Finals and Semi Finals. We received the award for Outstanding School as well at the Youth America Grand Prix.

Acceptances, Scholorships and Placements

Current and graduated Edge students have had acceptances, full and partial scholarships and placements to summer, post graduate programs and jobs at the following:

Royal Ballet School

The Paris Opera Ballet School

The Dutch National Ballet School

The English National Ballet School

The Australian Ballet School

The School of American Ballet

Houston Ballet Academy

Canada’s National Ballet School

Ballet Tucson

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

The University of Arizona Dance Program

Cirque du Soleil

The Harid Conservatory

Joffrey Ballet School


The Goh Ballet Academy

Arts Umbrella BFA Program

The Boston Ballet School

The Kirov Academy

The Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

The Gelsey Kirkland Academy

The Rock School

Ballet Arizona

Ballet Chicago

The American Ballet Theatre





They have also placed within all top 3 spots and top ten at international ballet competitions such as the Youth America Grand Prix and the Elite Dance Tournament. This past season we also had students win gold and bronze medals, top cash prize and scholarships, as well as special recognition awards for technique and artistry in both classical and cotemporary disciplines, at the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Finals. We also placed in all top 3 positions with special awards for technique and artistry in both classical and contemporary at the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Semi Finals.


Admission to the Pre Professional Program is by invitation or audition only. If you are interested in scheduling an audition, please submit an email along with your name, age, contact information, number of years and current level of ballet training, and the following 2 dance photographs to our Ballet Principal, Caitlin Lockwood :

Tendu a la Seconde

First Arabesque

First Arabesque en point


Applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted by one of our directors. Successful applicants will be sent an email link to then finalize the registration process. Thank you.