About TBII

Tulsa Ballet II (TBII) is the official second company of Tulsa Ballet. TBII was designed to provide a bridge between the student phase of an aspiring classical ballet dancer and their professional career.

Through a national and an international audition search, the most talented young dancers are invited to join TBII to refine their artistic and technical skills by working alongside Tulsa Ballet’s main company.

Tulsa Ballet’s investment in transitioning young, talented and well-trained dancers to their professional careers is considerable.  We aim to provide all the tools necessary for a successful transition.  TBII program benefits include:

‣ A monthly stipend to cover living expenses in Tulsa

‣ A 10-month contract for each TBII dancer

‣ The ability to take daily company class with Tulsa Ballet’s main company

‣ The opportunity to dance alongside Tulsa Ballet’s main company throughout the season,
both in full-length ballets and triple-bill programs

‣ A mini-subscription series created especially for TBII dancers, comprised of two performance programs consisting of new and existing works from up-and-coming choreographers as well as established dance makers

When combined with educational programs and touring, TBII performs twice as much as Tulsa Ballet’s main company, providing tremendous opportunity for artistic and technical growth.

During the current season, 11 of the 28 professional dancers in the Tulsa Ballet’s main company are former TBII graduates.  Dozens more are employed by professional companies around the world.

Connect With TBII

Contact us for more information on touring date availability and fees.

For information on current individual TBII members, visit our Dancers page.


Dancers interested in TBII can send a video link of their dancing and resume to be considered for an audition at one of our Company Audition locations or by company class.

 At least one position for both a male and female dancer in TBII will be kept open for attendees of our Summer Intensive, and will be awarded at the end of the program (should there be valid candidates as decided by the Tulsa Ballet’s Artistic Director).

Please send video link (with classwork and classical/contemporary variations) and resume (including age and height) to companymanager@tulsaballet.org.  Please enter “TBII Audition” in the subject line of your email.

Contact Elizabeth West at companymanager@tulsaballet.org with any additional questions.