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Boston Ballet

Preparing for the Second Act of Your Career


For Boston Ballet dancers, careers don’t end when the final curtain closes—it’s just the start of their second act.

Northeastern partnered with the Boston Ballet in 2013 to provide the company’s professional dancers with an opportunity to earn their college degree while continuing to perform. Courses are available online and on campus, in addition to onsite advising support at the Ballet’s Clarendon Street location, offering the flexibility required for a dancer’s already demanding schedule.

“I was so excited when I learned of the partnership between Boston Ballet and Northeastern. It offered a range of degree choices and online flexibility that made it the perfect way to balance my education and a very strenuous career.”

— Andres Garcia, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

Generous financial support helps make the program even more accessible and affordable, and Northeastern’s range of experiential learning opportunities provide dancers with the hands-on experience they need to start their new career.

Professional ballet dancers typically retire by their mid-30s—many without the next stage of their career planned. Through this unique partnership, however, Boston Ballet dancers can step into the spotlight once again.