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Indianapolis Ballet Auditions

Indianapolis Ballet Auditions

Join the new Indianapolis Ballet professional Company or Apprentice program to help build the foundation of our 2018 debut season

Interested in joining America’s newest professional resident ballet company? Indianapolis Ballet will be holding auditions for experienced dancers looking to be a part of history in the Circle City this spring at three locations in the coming months:

 

Sunday, January 21 in Chicago, IL

Ballet Chicago; 17 N. State St., Suite 1900

Registration 11:30am-12:00pm CT

Class & Audition 12:00-2:00pm CT

 

Saturday, February 24 in Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Ballet; 502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B (2nd floor)

Registration 2:00-3:00pm ET

Class & Audition 3:00-6:30pm ET

 

Saturday, March 24 in New York, NY

The School of American Ballet; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza

Registration 3:00-4:00pm ET

Class & Audition 4:00-6:30pm ET

 

Audition candidates for the professional company must have at least three years of professional dance experience. Training in the Balanchine technique is a plus.

 

Click the “Registration” tab above for full instructions on how to pre-register for the Nov. 19th audition. An audition fee of $25 will be required as part of the pre-registration process, but this fee will be waived for all American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) members; proof of current membership will need to be provided via pre-registration process detailed below.

 

 

When registering online, please be ready to provide up-to-date versions of the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • Two full-body dance photographs
  • Optional: Proof of AGMA membership for waiving of registration fee (JPEG or PDF format)
  • Optional: Link to recent video featuring a classical work, variation

 

The audition will consist of a full ballet class and repertoire. Please prepare a classical variation, contemporary work, and provide music on CD format. (Variation/solo not to exceed 3 minutes each.)

 

Select the appropriate tabs above for full descriptions of the Company and Apprentice program, including details for contract terms for Indianapolis Ballet’s 2018 debut season, lasting from January through mid-May.

 

If you are unable to attend an upcoming audition, video submissions will be accepted for dancers interested in joining the Company or Apprentice programs; click here for the video audition guideline and submission form.

 

Please send any questions regarding the auditions and registration process to auditions@indyballet.org.

INDIANAPOLIS BALLET

  • salaried contract through May 20 (number of weeks to vary depending on start date of contract term)
  • Benefits package (details available upon offer)
  • Pointe shoes for ladies
  • Shoes for men

 

Indianapolis Ballet is committed to hiring artists with classical ballet technique and seeking dancers who are culturally diverse, artistically talented, and hardworking.  There is no specific height requirement for dancers attending auditions though the height range is a consideration in decision-making.

 

Indianapolis Ballet is a non-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.

INDIANAPOLIS BALLET/Indianapolis School of Ballet

 

Apprentice Program Overview

  • 1-Year (36-40 week) program to coincide with the professional company and school
  • Stipend for company performances
  • Pointe shoes provided for company performances

 

Click here for full Apprentice Program details (PDF)

 

Acceptance to the Apprentice program is by audition only.

 

Dancers invited to the Apprentice program concentrate on refining technique and developing artistry through an intensive full day, 36-40 hour per week comprehensive program. Curriculum includes technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, adagio, modern, choreography, Pilates, strength training, and seminars on such topics as nutrition, personal safety, and injury prevention.

 

Apprentices will be invited to train, rehearse and perform with the professional company for a 1-2 year period. Apprentices are considered for Company positions with Indianapolis Ballet. They will also have access to the many career counseling programs available through IB/ISB.

 

Indianapolis Ballet is a non-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.

INDIANAPOLIS BALLET/Indianapolis School of Ballet

 

Professional Level 9 Program (PL9)

  • 1-2 Year program nurturing and developing the next generation of artists
  • Performing opportunities with lecture demonstrations and community outreach programming
  • Opportunities for selected dancers to perform with the company
  • Reduced tuition opportunities available, dependent upon financial need

 

Click here for full Apprentice Program details (PDF)

 

Acceptance to the Professional Level 9 Program (PL9) is by audition only.

 

Dancers invited to the Professional Level 9 Program concentrate on refining technique and developing artistry through an intensive full day, 36-40 hour per week comprehensive program. Curriculum includes technique, pointe, variations, men’s class, adagio, modern, choreography, Pilates, strength training, and seminars on such topics as nutrition, personal safety, and injury prevention.

 

Professional Level 9 Program (PL9) students are notified verbally of their acceptance to the Professional Level 9 Program within seven days of audition. This two-year program is designed to guide our dancers to transition from student life to professional dancer or higher collegiate education. PL9 dancers are considered for Apprentice positions with the Company. Selected PL 9 students may also have opportunities to perform in Indianapolis Ballet productions throughout the year. Indianapolis School of Ballet assists students with career planning by offering workshops on résumé writing for the audition/job search process, resources for audition photos, and through individual counseling or conferences.

 

The application process requires information from the prospective student, his/her parents, a recommendation from the student’s current ballet instructor, and financial assistance paperwork (if financial aid is needed). Prospective students and their parents must consider living arrangements (ISB does not offer year-round housing) as well as academics. Professional Level 9 candidates who have not completed high school must have a plan to continue academic studies while attending ISB.

 

Indianapolis Ballet is a non-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.

  • Click here to access the pre-registration page in the Studio Director portal (if you are not registered for Studio Director, it only takes seconds to sign-up for free).
  • Once you are logged in, find the “My Classes” menu on the lower left side of the page and click the “Enroll in a Class” link.
  • From there, click on the “2017-2018 Auditions and Master Classes” link
  • Use the calendar to find the audition date you wish to register for and click on that date’s link
  • Process from there to finish the pre-registration process. Email auditions@indyballet.org with any questions.

 

Reminder that up-to-date versions of the following materials are requested as part of the registration process:

  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • Two full-body dance photographs
  • Optional: Proof of AGMA membership for waiving of registration fee (JPEG or PDF format)
  • Optional: Link to recent video featuring a classical work, variation

Indianapolis Ballet’s January 21 audition in Chicago will be held at Ballet Chicago’s downtown studio, located at 17 N. State St., Suite 1900. Click here to get directions via Google Maps.

Indianapolis Ballet’s March 24 audition in New York City will be held at The School of American Ballet, located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza. Click here to get directions via Google Maps and visit SAB.org for more details on getting to the SAB studios.

 

Indianapolis Ballet’s February 24 audition will be held at its downtown Indianapolis studio, located at 502 N. Capitol Avenue, Suite B (2nd floor). Click here or refer to the below map for directions.

  

Free parking is available in the adjacent lot just north of the building.

 

Enter the building through the entrance marked with the Indianapolis School of Ballet logo off of Capitol Avenue.