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Indianapolis Ballet Auditions

Indianapolis Ballet Auditions

Be a part of another year of building ballet in the Circle City during our 2018/19 schedule

INDIANAPOLIS BALLET and the INDIANAPOLIS SCHOOL OF BALLET are always looking for dancers to join the talent at Indiana’s premier destination for professional dance training and performances.

 

Think you have what it takes? Continue to check in here for audition dates for our various programs – and email auditions@indyballet.org with any questions regarding the registration process.

 

There are no in-person auditions currently scheduled. Please click the “Video Auditions” tab above for details on how you can submit materials for consideration for the Indianapolis Ballet professional company and apprentice program and the Indianapolis School of Ballet’s Professional Level Program and 2019 Summer Intensive.

Indianapolis Ballet and the Indianapolis School of Ballet welcome dancers to submit video auditions for many of our programs.

 

Click the links below for audition guidelines and applications, and click the tabs above for more details on each these programs:

 

IB professional company

IB company apprentice

ISB Professional Level program 2018-19

ISB Summer Intensive 2019

The Indianapolis School of Ballet has finalized audition dates across early 2019 for our annual five-week Summer Intensive program, set to take place from June 17-July 19, 2019:

 

  • Indianapolis, Ind. | Sunday, January 20
  • Springboro, Ohio | Saturday, January 26
  • Bloomington, Ind. | Sunday, January 27
  • Chicago, Ill. | Sunday, February 3
  • Indianapolis, Ind. | Saturday, February 24
  • New York, N.Y. | Sunday, March 3

 

Full details, including registration and class times, can be found here on our Summer Intensive page.

 

Online registration will be required prior to each audition via our Studio Director online portal, which can be accessed here. After logging in or registering a new account:

  • click the “Enroll in a Class” link
  • click the “2018-2019 Auditions and Master Classes” link
  • select the preferred audition on the calendar

 

An audition fee of $30 can be paid online with pre-registration, otherwise the fee is due at at the time of audition.

 

Please bring TWO photos – a headshot (may be a school photo) and full-length dance photo in first arabesque. Ladies must bring pointe shoes.

 

VIDEO AUDITIONS:

For those that cannot make any of ISB’s Summer Intensive audition dates, video audition submissions are accepted via DVD; a $30 audition fee must be submitted with the completed materials.

 

Video auditions must be submitted by May 31, 2019. Click here to download the Video Audition form PDF, which includes all instructions and should accompany the video submission.

 

Students must be 10 years of age by June 1, 2019. Housing options will be available for students ages 13-23.

 

Indianapolis School of Ballet maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, and non-job related disability.

INDIANAPOLIS BALLET

  • 30-week salaried contract  (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

 

Acceptance to the Indianapolis Ballet professional company is by audition only. While there are no audition dates currently on our calendar, video submissions will be accepted for dancers interested in joining IB; click here for the video audition guideline and submission form.

 

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

 

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

  • 1-2 year (30-36 week) program to coincide with the professional company, additional school performances and outreach
  • Salary for company season
  • Pointe shoes provided

 

Acceptance to the Apprentice program is by audition only. While there are no audition dates currently on our calendar, video submissions will be accepted for dancers interested in joining the Apprentice program; click here for the video audition guideline and submission form.

 

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 career counseling programs available through IB/ISB.

 

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.

 

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 PROGRAM (PLP)

  • 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

 

AUDITIONS:

 

Acceptance to the Professional Level Program (PLP) is by audition only. In addition to the audition dates listed below, video auditions are accepted; click here to download the PLP Video Audition form (PDF), which contains full details on the necessary materials to include with the application and requirements for the video submission.

 

The Indianapolis School of Ballet will be holding a pair of open auditions over the summer for men and women interested in earning a position in the Professional Level Program during Indianapolis Ballet’s upcoming 2018/19 Season starting in late July. Auditions at Indianapolis Ballet’s downtown studios, located at 502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B (2nd floor), will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Registration at 11:00 a.m., Audition Class from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Registration at 11:00 a.m., Audition Class from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET

 

Click here to register for one of these upcoming auditions, and email auditions@indyballet.org or call 317-955-7525 with inquiries.

 

A registration fee of $30 will be due either as part of the online registration process or during in-person registration prior to the event.

 

Click here for full Professional Level Program details (PDF)

Click here to download the PLP Video Audition form (PDF)

Click here to download the Professional Level Program registration form for the 2018-19 school year.

 

Dancers invited to the Professional Level 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.

 

Students will be notified verbally of their acceptance to the Professional Level 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. PLP dancers are considered for Apprentice positions with the Company. Selected PLP 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 Program candidates who have not completed high school must have a plan to continue academic studies while attending ISB.

 

Click here to download the Professional Level Program registration form for the 2018-19 school year.

 

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.

YOUNG MEN’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (YMSP) AUDITIONS

 

While there are not currently any auditions scheduled for the Young Men’s Scholarship Program, potential dancers interested in joining are invited to reach out to Indianapolis Ballet Associate Artistic Director Paul Vitali at pvitali@indyballet.org or 317-955-7525 to get more information and coordinate a potential visit to the IB studios.

 

The Indianapolis School of Ballet is proud to offer its Young Men’s Scholarship Program to male dancers of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities. We are delighted to work with young men of all interest levels, from those just discovering ballet to those on a professional track. Visit www.indyballet.org/ymsp for full program details.

 

We are committed to advancing both professional ballet and dance education in the Indianapolis community. By providing tuition-free dance training to young men, the Indianapolis School of Ballet hopes to make the exploration of dance affordable, attract diverse talent, and expose new audiences to the art form.

 

The Young Men’s Scholarship Program provides instruction based on the classical teachings of George Balanchine in an environment designed for the continual physical, intellectual, emotional, and artistic growth of all dancers.

 

Young men in the program will take instruction from Indiana’s premier group of dance faculty, including Paul Vitali and IB Founding Member Chris Lingner.

 

Through the discipline and artistic expression of ballet, our dancers develop artistic abilities, like self-expression, and athletic abilities, such as balance, flexibility, and strength. Our dancers also emerge from the program with a heightened sense of self, confidence, and character.

Auditions for Indianapolis Ballet’s holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, will typically be held in early August. Auditions for the 2018 edition at the Old National Centre’s Murat Theatre have been completed, and we sincerely thank all the talented young dancers who participated.

 

Please return to this page in April 2019 for confirmation on auditions dates for the 2019 edition of The Nutcracker.

 

2018 Nutcraker Audition Details:

 

Young dancers looking to be a part of Indiana’s grandest staging of The Nutcracker alongside members of the Indianapolis Ballet professional company are invited to attend this year’s open audition, taking place Sunday, August 12, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Indianapolis Ballet studios, located at 502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B (2nd floor).

 

The August 12th audition is open to dancers ages 9-19. Interested dancers must turn the age listed below by September 30. The audition schedule for August 12 is as follows:

  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. – Warm-up classes (ages 13 and up, ISB Level 6 and up) 
  • 1:15-2:00 p.m. – Ages 16 and up; ladies on pointe (ISB Level 7/8 dancers)
  • 2:15-2:45 p.m. – Ages 13-15; ladies on pointe (ISB Level 6 dancers)
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m. – Ages 11-12
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Ages 9-10

 

Rehearsals for the holiday season tradition will be held on Saturdays beginning September 15. Production week will run from December 11-16, including evening rehearsals on Dec. 11 & 12 and five performances between Dec. 13-16. Featured dancers and soloists may have additional weekday rehearsals.

 

This year’s performances will mark the first as a full production of the Indianapolis Ballet professional company. This December will mark the 12th overall production of The Nutcracker by Indianapolis Ballet, Inc., and the third at the historic Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. Also for a third consecutive year, Indianapolis Ballet’s The Nutcracker will feature live orchestral accompaniment, with the 45-piece Indianapolis Ballet Orchestra set to once again bring the popular Tchaikovsky soundtrack to life after debuting last year.

 

No RSVP’s are necessary for the August 12 open audition. For more information regarding the audition, please email school@indyballet.org or call 317-955-7525.

To pre-register for any scheduled auditions, please utilize the following instructions:

  • 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 “2018-2019 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

 

All Indianapolis Ballet auditions held in Indianapolis will be conducted at its downtown 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.