Ballet school approved to provide Visas to international dancers

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:00 am

Milwaukee Ballet School has been approved by the United States Department of Immigration to issue student visas for the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II program. The Milwaukee Ballet II program nurtures and develops dancers’ technical skills and artistry required for a professional career in dance.

“The ability to grant student Visas will greatly increase the international awareness of our program and allow us to recruit from a broader pool of dancer talent,” said Rolando Yanes, Milwaukee Ballet School and Milwaukee Ballet II director. “We are very excited about the opportunities this approval will afford both the school and company.”

The curriculum for the program is based on the artistic vision of Milwaukee Ballet and gives dancers the training needed to bridge the gap between student and professional through performing opportunities with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, as well as performances created specifically for Milwaukee Ballet II. As one of the benefits of its accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), international students may now be fully accepted into the Milwaukee Ballet II program.

Milwaukee Ballet School earned a full five-year accreditation with NASD in 2008. This significant recognition makes the School the only accredited professional dance school in the Midwest, and one of only 13 professional studio schools accredited nationally.

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