Training at our advanced level focuses on refinement of technique, development of individual artistry through both classical ballet and contemporary work, and healthy ballet fitness.  We train-to-performance and are pleased to be returning to both Marin Center for our annual Nutcracker and our own Phyllis Thelen Theater for Spring Concert.  We are also excited to be developing new performance opportunities unique to the challenges of social distancing and diversity of  virtual connections through outdoor staging, film, and live-stream productions.

LEVEL 8 & 9-1 completes the transition from Intermediate to Advanced Ballet training.  Refining fundamentals, building stamina, and sustaining a cohesive aesthetic are essential elements of the work.  Contemporary ballet continues to be part of advanced syllabus. 

Dancers in Levels 8, 9-1 and 9 collaborate with visiting choreographers and work in multi-age groups to support one another in voluntary student projects of original choreography.  Advanced dancers are also invited to serve as mentors to younger dancers as ‘Ballet Buddies.’

LEVEL 9 culminates Marin Ballet’s training program with a classical and contemporary syllabus that becomes more individual based on the skills, artistry, and goals of each student.  MB’s faculty supports each dancers’ relationship with dance as they continue to train and transition through high school.

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MB through the lens of alumna Lindsay Thomas
| 30 August

It is always a joy when Marin Ballet alumna come back to visit, and better yet, to work! MB

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MB Grad’s Conversation with the Marin IJ…..
| 23 August

Each Spring Marin Ballet graduates compose a letter to the school with reflections about their experiences during the years

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