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. 


2017-2018 Dates

Semester One

September 3 - December 15, 2017 (off week of Thanksgiving, November 20 - 24)


January 8 - February 23, 2018

Semester Two

February 26 - May 25, 2018 (limited space available)

2018-2019 Dates

Semester One

September 10- December 14, 2018 (off week of Thanksgiving, November 19-23)

Guest Choreographer: Adam Barruch


January 7- February 22, 2018

Semester Two

February 25- May 24, 2019

Dancers may opt to study during winter break. The Intersession includes daily ballet and modern/contemporary classes with studio space available for dancer creation. Intensive Pilates training, Internships and work study opportunities are in development.


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

 Interaction with the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dancers will have the occasional opportunity to take company ballet class with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Additionally, the dancers will have regular opportunities to observe company rehearsals and performances.


Dancers must be 18 years of age by September 1, 2018 in order to be considered for Hubbard Street’s Professional Program.


$9850 per year. Students will be asked to commit a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 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

For guidelines and more information email HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

2018 Hubbard Street Professional Program Audition Dates

Pre-registration is required for all HSPro auditions. Click here to pre-register.  See below for 2018 audition tour details.  



Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

26 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30 – 9pm



Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

405 W 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:30 – 9pm



Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lou Conte Dance Studio 

1147 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60607

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10am – 2:30pm

General Audition Information

  • Dancers must be 18 years of age by September 1, 2018 in order to be considered for Hubbard Street’s Professional Program.
  • Dancers are accepted into the Hubbard Street’s Professional Program by audition only. Results will be sent via email by March 2, 2018.
  • Auditions will consist of a ballet class and based on the discretion of the instructor, dancers will learn repertory or be asked to improvise.
  • Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the audition start time. Dancers will need to bring two copies of their dance resume or CV, and headshot.
  • The fee to audition is $25, payable upon pre-registration. Walk-ins will be accepted if space permits; the fee at the door is $30 cash only/exact change.
  • Headshots should represent what you look like in the studio. Professional photos are not required. There is no specific size requirement for photos.
  • A leotard, tights, and ballet shoes need to be worn for ballet class. Hair should be clean and out of the dancer's face. Pointe shoes are not needed for technique class. Form fitting apparel can be worn for repertory as long as body lines are clearly visible.
  • If you are unable to attend a live audition, you may request to submit a video. To request a video audition, please email HSPRO. The deadline for video submissions is January 15. We encourage dancers to audition in person.
  • In the event of inclement weather, updates or audition cancellations will be posted on the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Facebook page. Should we need to cancel an audition due to weather or another unforeseeable cause, dancers who pre-registered for the audition, would be granted the opportunity to send a video audition.

For guidelines and more information about auditions, please email HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

Curriculum for the two semesters will include: daily ballet class, modern, contemporary, Gaga, Flying Low, contemporary partnering, floorwork, Improvisation, and Qi Gong as well as somatics; Pilates and ImageTech. There will be weekly mentoring lunches with a variety of guests. Additionally, dancers will learn Hubbard Street Dance Company repertoire and participate in creative processes with guest artists including Adam Barruch, Kristina Isabella, and Hubbard Street Choreographic Fellows Alice Klock and Florian Lochner.

Full Time faculty will include Sarah Cullen Fuller, Christian Denise, Piage Cunningham, Anna Long, Jonathan Alsberry, Shannon Alvis, Claire Bataille, and HS Pro Director Alexandra Wells. Guest faculty will include Peter Chu, Adam Barruch, Kristina Isabella, Florian Lochner, Lindsey Derry, and Ana Lucaciu.

For Hubbard Street Professional Program faculty bios, click here.

Dancers will have the opportunity to perform with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in the 2018-19 season. Dancers will be able to take company class as well as have regular opportunities to observe company rehearsals and performances.

Click here for the full list of the inaugural class of the Hubbard Street Professional Program.