Under the direction of Alexandra Wells, Artistic Director of Springboard Danse Montréal, the program's mission is to address the needs of dancers striving to enter the current job market by providing diverse training alongside one of the prestigious contemporary dance companies in the world. 


2019-2020 Dates

Semester One

Pre-Week: September 3 - 6. 2019
September 9 - December 13, 2019

(off week of Thanksgiving: November 25-29)



January 6 - February 21, 2020


Semester Two

February 25 - May 22, 2020



Classes during the two semesters will take place daily Monday - Friday, 9:15am - 5:30/6:00pm

Guest choreographers and artists for 2019-20 can be found here, with many more to be announced soon!

Interaction with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dancers will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the company. Regular observation of company rehearsals and performance is integrated into the HS Pro schedule. Select dancers will have the opportunity to take company class and may be chosen to understudy certain programs.


Following one or two years of HS Pro, a dancer may be invited to apprentice with Hubbard Street for one year. 


Dancers must be 18 years of age by September 1, 2019 in order to be considered for Hubbard Street’s Professional Program.  

Note: Hubbard Street is currently unable to assist international dancers with the Visa application process. 


$10,245 per year + new dancer registration fee. Dancer will be asked to commit a nonrefundable deposit of $1,095 at the time of registration. Remaining balance will be broken into three installments to be paid before December 1. Financial aid is available for those who can demonstrate need.

Observation Dates

HS Pro is excited to announce observation dates for dancers interested in learning more about the program! To get a glimpse of a day-in-the-life of HS Pro, dancers are invited to observe classes and showings on the following dates during Semester One: October 4, October 23, and November 5

For guidelines, observation requests, and more information, email HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

Video Auditions

If you are unable to attend our live auditions, you may submit a video audition for consideration. We will begin accepting applications on December 1, 2018. Applications must be received by January 4, 2019, or they will not be considered.

Dancers granted a video submission must submit the following materials to hspro@hubbardstreetdance.com:

-    Complete our online registration 

-    Submit one Letter of Recommendation (1 page max)

-    Submit a Resume or CV (1 page max)

-    Submit an 8x10 Headshot (Your photo needs to resemble how you appear in a studio setting. A professional or color photo is not required)

-    Video (must include a Ballet + Contemporary portion. Guidelines listed below)


Center work:

  •         Adagio
  •         Waltz with Pirouette
  •         Small & Medium Jumps
  •         Grand Allegro

Each combination should be a minimum of 32 counts with musical accompaniment.


Please include one minute minimum of a contemporary work and two minutes of improvisation working with two contrasting qualities or tasks. This may be filmed in a studio or on stage. (Please do not include ensemble work)

Videos must be sent through a VIMEO or YOUTUBE LINK. Please keep your privacy settings public, so your footage is accessible without a password.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If you have any additional questions, please contact hspro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

Curriculum for the two semesters will include: Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Gaga, Flying Low, Low Fly, Contemporary Partnering, Floorwork, Improvisation, Cunningham Technique, Hip Hop,  and Qi Gong as well as Somatics; Pilates, Yoga and IMAGE TECH. There will be weekly mentoring lunches with a variety of guests. Additionally, dancers will learn Hubbard Street Dance Company repertoire and collaborate in creative processes with guest artists. 

Dancers will also be offered classes with company members Craig D. Black Jr, Jacqueline Burnett, Rena Butler, Kellie Epperheimer, Andrew Murdock, Kevin J. Shannon, and Connie Shiau.

Dancers will receive 1 + 2 year Completion Certificates at the end of each year with HS Pro.  A full year in the program approximates 1200+ hours of training, including multiple creative processes and performances.

The 2018-19 guest artists and choreographers include:

Jonathan Alsberry
Adam Barruch
Peter Chu
Kristina Isabelle
Elia Mrak
Jenna Pollack
HS Choreographic Fellow Rena Butler
HS Choreographic Fellow Florian Lochner

The 2019-20 HS Pro guest artists and choreographers include: 

Jonathan Alsberry
Adam Barruch
Chelsea Bonosky
Peter Chu
Lindsey Derry
Jenni Gordon
Kristina Isabelle
Ryan Mason
David Norsworthy
Troy Ogilvie
Jenna Pollack
HS Choreographic Fellow Rena Butler

And more to be announced soon! 

Take a look at some of our favorite moments from the first two years of HS Pro! 


Dancers will have the opportunity to take company class, rehearse and perform with the company. Regular observation of company rehearsals and performance is integrated into the HS Pro schedule. Selected dancers may have the opportunity to understudy certain programs.

Invitation to Company and Apprenticeship:

Following  one or two years with HS Pro, a dancer may be invited to Apprentice with Hubbard Street for one year.  Apprentices may be invited to audition for the company.

2019-20 Company Member:
Abdiel Figueroa Reyes

2018-19 Apprentices:
Gaby Diaz
Abdiel Figueroa Reyes
Kelsey Matsch
Emily Wohl

2019-20 Apprentices:
Asha Benjelloun
Rachel Ferring
Sarah Jordan
Anthony Milian

Classes with Company Members

Craig Black
Kevin Shannon

Improvisation & Creative Process:
Jacqueline Burnett
Rena Butler
Kellie Epperheimer
Andrew Murdock
Connie Shiau


Click here for the full list of the Class of 2018 + Class of 2019 of the Hubbard Street Professional Program.

Alumni of HS Pro have graduated on to professional careers at dance companies across the world.

Alumni include: 

Class of 2018

Haley Heckethorn : BODYTRAFFIC

Andres Trezevant : Charlotte Ballet II

Gaby Diaz : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2018-19) and West Side Story (2020) cast member

Rachel Ferring : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2019-20)*

Abdiel Figueroa Reyes : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2018-19) | Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Company Member (2019-) 

Kelsey Matsch : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2018-19)

Melissa Panetta: TanLin.z (Landestheater Linz) in Austria

Emily Wohl : Ballet Augsburg (Staatstheater Augsburg) in Germany, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2018-19)

Class of 2019

Asha Benjelloun : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2019-20)*

Nicholas Garlo : Tanzburo Munchen (Germany)

Sarah Jordan : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2019-20)*

Anthony Milian : Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Apprentice (2019-20)*

*Learn more about our current Hubbard Street apprentices here


Take a look at our HS Pro dancers onstage and in the studio by visiting this performance gallery

HS Pro in Performance with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Thank you to the Illinois Arts Council for their support!