The Senior Division, the final three years of study in the Professional training Program, is aimed at further developing the artistry of the dancer along with the virtuosity of the dancers steps. The speed and advancement of steps continue to increase from what was learned in the Intermediate Division and the vocabulary of movement expands in all disciplines. Dancers entering this division should have a solid foundation in classical technique and be strong en pointe. Students in this division follow Vaganova Method years Six through Eight and are coached on the most advanced variations, and are mentored through Professional Development classes as they take actions to begin their next step in their career. The expectation at this level is for the dancer to begin to be able to carry a character in a ballet, to display artistic maturity, demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in a work environment and be fully self-motivated with autonomy in terms of their dance self-care.