Professional Track at State Street Ballet
State Street Ballet is a company comprised of professional dancers from around the world. Under the direction of Artistic Director Megan Philipp, State Street Ballet is committed to technical and artistic excellence and applauded for their versatility and innovation. Tailored for the accomplished dancer, State Street Ballet’s Professional Track Program is an intensive 32-week course that encompasses ballet technique, pointe, variations, pas de deux, modern dance, conditioning, and choreography. The Professional Track program is meticulously crafted for dancers seeking to refine their technique and progress towards a professional career in dance. Dancers earn the opportunity to join State Street Ballet productions and participate in additional performances throughout the year as they delve into artistic expression through both classical and contemporary training and choreography.
Meredith Ventura is a choreographer and the Director of the Professional Track at State Street Ballet. Ms Ventura holds a BFA and MA in Dance from UC Santa Barbara and received her MFA in Dance from Hollins University in collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company (formerly the Forsythe Company). Meredith has studied with Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel, and, as a choreographer and founder of a professional contemporary dance collective, has presented and produced her work throughout the US and abroad, most recently in France, Estonia, Norway, Finland, and Italy. She is currently on faculty at dance studios throughout Southern California, and travels nationally and internationally as a dance educator and advocate for the arts. She is also a doctoral student in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Santa Barbara.