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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 Season

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.

 

Auditions for The Nutcracker: Sunday, August 12

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

 

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)

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.

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

 

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.

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.

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:

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Registration at 10:30 a.m., Audition Class from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Registration at 10:30 a.m., Audition Class from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

  • Auditions to be held at the Indianapolis Ballet studios in downtown Indianapolis, located at 502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B (2nd floor).
  • Click here to pre-register online via the Studio Director website; registration details are available on the landing page
  • On-site registration is available, but online registration in advance is appreciated to assist in staff preparation for the audition.
  • No registration fee is due for YMSP auditions.
  • No dance experience is necessary for YMSP auditions; gentlemen should be dressed in dance attire or gym clothes and be ready to dance by the start of the 11:00 a.m. class.
  • Email pvitali@indyballet.org with questions regarding the audition registration process.

 

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 IB Ballet Master 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.

The Indianapolis School of Ballet is currently finalizing audition dates across the nation for our 2019 Summer Intensive program, set to take place from mid-June through mid-July.

 

Audition dates and locations are expected to be announced by October for auditions taking place in January and February of 2019. Please return here and to our Summer Intensive Program page for more details as audition dates become finalized.

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 “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

 

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.