For the Associate Degree Classical Ballet, the National Ballet Academy has adopted six of the seven nationally endorsed BA competencies of the dance profile according to the 'Dance Education Profile', but has reformulated the study qualifications in accordance with its own vision. Subsequently, concrete behavioral indicators are linked to the study qualifications in terms of noticeable behaviour, so that the professional requirements mentioned in the qualifications can be easily assessed. Below is an overview of the competences (I, II, etc.) and exit qualifications, as well as assessment criteria (1, 2, etc.) that serve as a guideline for the content of the education at the AD Classical Ballet.

I. Creative ability
The graduate is able to give meaning to choreographic work that corresponds to the vision of the choreographer.

The graduated ballet dancer
1. translates ideas into movement through (physical) interpretation.
2. makes connections between specialist knowledge and skills in the field of classical dance/ballet and own performance.
3. is familiar with the practice within the repertory company and finds his own way within it.
4. prepares performances well and acts as expected before, during and after the performance.
5. places own work in a context of classical ballet history.

II. Technical capability
The graduated ballet dancer can apply physical and mental skills and knowledge in a professional way in his own work.

The graduated ballet dancer
1. has proper body control and body awareness and demonstrates this through strength, flexibility, musicality, endurance and dynamism.
2. masters the international ballet vocabulary.
3. masters the associated dance techniques necessary to perform a wide range of (classical) dance repertoire at a high level.
4. learns new choreographies quickly and efficiently.
5. stays healthy and fit / prevents injuries, also with a view to long-term health.
6. is able to reproduce and apply knowledge of the history of classical dance.

III. Problem solving ability
The graduated ballet dancer is able to tackle a wide range of sometimes problematic situations and contribute to the solution.

The Graduate Ballet Dancer:
1. can perform under (great) pressure.
2. can deal well with changes and adjustments in the work process or the choreography.
3. actively looks for ways to make the work process run smoothly.
4. takes a constructive attitude in different professional situations.
5. acts in case of injuries.

IV. Communicative ability
The graduated ballet dancer can function effectively in the professional ballet context.

The Graduate Ballet Dancer:
1. communicates inside and outside the studio and on and around the stage with colleagues, rehearsals, make-up & costume employees, theater technicians, medical staff and management and – if necessary – with the press and the public.
2. communicates with (future) employers about their own skills through CV, portfolio, etc.

V. Ability to grow and develop
The graduated ballet dancer can continuously develop as an artist and professional and thus contribute to each specific production and to the professional ballet field.

The Graduate Ballet Dancer:
1. is open to ideas, acquires new knowledge, insights and skills to further develop and practice the profession at a high level.
2. analyzes own performance and improves it where necessary.
3. gives and receives feedback from colleagues and managers and knows how to use this feedback for personal development
4. observes and learns from colleagues' performance
5. knows how to maintain and improve technical skills.

VI. Ability to Collaborate
In the process, the graduated ballet dancer can contribute to the realization of the relevant artistic product or process.

The Graduate Ballet Dancer:
1. Knows own qualities and identity and makes effective use of these within partnerships.
2. works together with colleagues, choreographers and rehearsals to achieve an optimal result.
3. is responsible in and around the studio/stage for the quality of its own performance and that of the ensemble as a whole.
4. gives constructive feedback.