Pre Professional Training


We’re pleased to announce the launch of our junior dance company, ME1st! This exciting new program is for dancers ages 8-13 and is a path to the ME2 pre-professional company and eventually to our professional company, Dance Theater of Orlando.

With ME1st, young dancers train and perform in a positive, professional atmosphere. Participants will have weekly rehearsals at key times of the year and will join ME2 and even the Dance Theater of Orlando for select performance opportunities.

Interested dancers should attend an audition class at ME Dance School. Participants will be selected by Program Director Darlene Chudzinski and Co-Director Lauren Sherwood.

Students can audition and join throughout the year. Tuition is $35 a month, and dancers must be enrolled in either the Fusion Unlimited or TeamME program. Participants will have access to unlimited evening and weekend classes in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip hop and more.


ME2 members are selected through an auditioning process overseen by Artistic Director Marshall Ellis. Dancers from 14 – 25 years of age are invited to audition for ME2.

ME2 Pre-Professional Dance Company members will attend a variety of dance classes such as ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop at ME Dance School. These aspiring students will have opportunities to rehearse and perform with the professional company, Dance Theatre of Orlando. In addition to performance opportunities with the professional company, ME2 will participate in community outreach, festivals, and other performance opportunities in Central Florida.

Tuition: $250/ Month (Tuition includes unlimited classes, costumes and rehearsals.) If already enrolled in a Fusion Program (Elite or Unlimited Classes) the additional tuition will be $50.

For more information or to audition, Email us at, or call us at 844-ME-Dance