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Education

Professional Division at Walnut Hill

Home of BBS Pre-Professional Program

Photo credit: Igor Burlak Photography

Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division at Walnut Hill (formerly Pre-Professional Program) offers Boston Ballet School’s world-renowned dance instruction in conjunction with Walnut Hill School for the Arts’ best-in-class college preparatory academic and rich residential life program to provide a holistic educational experience on Walnut Hill’s scenic campus in Natick, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.

This joint program is led by Boston Ballet’s Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, Interim Director of Dance Miranda Weese, Head of Men’s Program Peter Stark, and internationally renowned BBS faculty. Together, Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Boston Ballet School oversee student life, academics, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, dance instruction, performances, choreography, music direction, recruitment, and career development. The collaboration truly supports our commitment to developing future dance artists in addition to providing students with a first-class academic program and a vibrant residential community.

For more information on Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division at Walnut Hill and for audition details, please visit the Walnut Hill School for the Arts website.

We celebrate diversity while fostering a team spirit.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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