Dance Fellowship

BalletX’s Dance Fellowship program offers up to four pre-professional dancers each season a salaried contract to learn and grow alongside our company dancers.

About The Program

Through classes, one-on-one mentorship, and world premiere commissions, BalletX trains its Fellows to be versatile and emotive, develop a strong work ethic, hone technical skills, and approach their art with a willingness and freedom to experiment, learn, and collaborate.


  • 40-Week Salaried Professional Contract
  • Training and Mentorship by BalletX Artistic Team
  • Performance Opportunities

Eligible dancers are invited to apply for the Dance Fellowship after attending a BalletX Intensive or Company Audition.



To be eligible for the BalletX Dance Fellowship, dancers must meet the following requirements:

Have less than three years’ professional dance experience

Be at least 18 years of age

Be able to legally work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship

Dance Fellows

2022-2023 DANCE FELLOW

Demetrious Reed

Demetrious Reed is a 2019 graduate of the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program. He has attended multiple training intensives including the Pennsylvania Ballet Summer Intensive and Joffrey Ballet School Intensive, both on full scholarship.

2022-2023 DANCE FELLOW

Isabella Nova

Isabella Nova, originally from Bergamo, Italy, moved to the United States at age 14 to train with Pacific Northwest Ballet School under the direction of Peter Boal. After graduating from the school, Isabella was invited to be part of the Professional Division at PNB where she trained for two years. She has attended multiple training Summer Intensives, including San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, School of American Ballet, and The Washington Ballet Theater.

2022-2023 DANCE FELLOW

Kara Covaleski

Kara Covaleski grew up training in all styles of dance at California Dance Theater in Westlake Village, California. Following high school, Kara went on to become a trainee at Cincinnati Ballet where she was promoted to Cincinnati Ballet Second Company. During the pandemic, Kara spent time at San Diego Ballet as a company member while also teaching students at her home studio.


The Dance Fellowship Program is generously funded by

Lead Sponsors
Support Sponsors