At Avery Ballet, we believe that a dancer is more than technique. Our dancers will agree to comport themselves at a high level both in the studio and without. The characteristics outlined below will be expected, and shaped, in every dancer alongside their world-class training. Before training with us, each dancer is required to agree to carry themselves to these high standards:

INTEGRITY

To conduct oneself with honesty, courtesy, and respect. To express consideration for one’s fellow dancers and faculty. To be a person who leads by example and honors commitments. This includes a willingness to be held accountable for the manner in which I participate in all company activities.

LEADERSHIP

To be given the privilege of setting an example and upholding the traditions of all previous generations of Avery Ballet. To guide and influence people in achieving their highest goals and ideals. By setting an example through one’s actions and speech. To be an inspiration to others both in dance and the community. •

RESPONSIBILITY

To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the studio and company. To comply with the requests of the studio and faculty and be an individual that can be counted on.

CHARACTER

To be a person who represents high levels of personal integrity, leadership, responsibility, and professionalism in classes, outside activities, events, and in all interactions with peers and authority figures. To be a person who has the courage and willingness to face issues and concerns with maturity and dignity. To avoid gossip, criticism, or denigrating comments for any member of the dance community, parent, or peers.

PROFESSIONALISM

To respect the dance profession and uphold our values and standards of conduct in a way that characterizes the highest qualities of dance professionals. To support and encourage one another. To voice opinions and initiate change that will elevate the dance community. To recognize oneself as a role model at all times. To love the study and performance of dance as a universal art form.