Boston Ballet, Northeastern prepare dancers for future College and dance are not always in step, but collaboration aims to ready dancers for after the curtain falls ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Northeastern University and Boston Ballet are partners in a novel initiative that allows dancers to earn a college degree while they dance, a challenge for dancers who practice and perform for up to 12 hours a day. Essadras M Suarez/Globe Staff Boston Ballet is not the only professional ballet company to collaborate with a university, but it is the only one that allows dancers to choose from an array of degrees. Essadras M Suarez/Globe Staff Classes will be conducted online, on campus, or at the Ballet’s Clarendon Street headquarters, such as this one was. Essadras M Suarez/Globe Staff Dancer Brittany Stone is one of those taking advantage of the on-site classes. She observed a sociology class recently being taught at the dance company.