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Indianapolis Ballet 2019/20 Auditions

Indianapolis Ballet Auditions

Be part of the team making ballet history in the Circle City

INDIANAPOLIS BALLET – Professional Company

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

 

The audition consists 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). An audition fee of $25 must be paid online during pre-registration or upon arrival at the audition. Active members of AGMA will have their registration fee waived (must provide proof of membership at on-site registration).

 

See below for audition dates currently on our calendar; video submissions will also be accepted (click here for the Video Audition guideline and submission form)

 

Online pre-registration for auditions via our Studio Director online portal is strongly suggested. Click here to access Studio Director and after logging in or registering your new account:

  • click the “Enroll in a Class” link
  • click the “2019-2020 Auditions and Master Classes” link
  • select the preferred audition on the calendar

 

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 – Apprentice Program

 

  • 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

 

Apprentices will be invited to train, rehearse and perform with the professional company for a 1-2 year period. Candidates for the IB Apprentice program must have at least two years of professional dance experience, and training in the Balanchine technique is a plus.

 

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 are considered for Company positions with Indianapolis Ballet. They will also have access to career counseling programs available through IB/ISB.

 

Acceptance to the Indianapolis Ballet company Apprentice program is by audition only. An audition fee of $25 must be paid online during pre-registration or upon arrival at the audition. Active members of AGMA will have their registration fee waived (must provide proof of membership at on-site registration).

 

The audition consists 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). See below for audition dates currently on our calendar; video submissions will also be accepted (click here for the Video Audition guideline and submission form).

 

Online pre-registration for auditions via our Studio Director online portal is strongly suggested. Click here to access Studio Director and after logging in or registering your new account:

  • click the “Enroll in a Class” link
  • click the “2019-2020 Auditions and Master Classes” link
  • select the preferred audition on the calendar

 

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 – 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

 

Acceptance to the Professional Level Program (PLP) is by audition only. This two-year program is designed to guide dancers through the transition from student life to professional dancer or higher collegiate education. 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Click here for full Professional Level Program details (PDF)

Click here to download the Professional Level Program registration form

 

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. Students will be notified verbally of their acceptance to the Professional Level Program within seven days of audition.

 

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 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 (2019/20 Season)

IB Company Apprentice (2019/20 Season)

ISB Professional Level Program (2019/20)

ISB Summer Intensive 2019

INDIANAPOLIS BALLET – Professional Company

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

 

The audition consists 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). An audition fee of $25 must be paid online during pre-registration or upon arrival at the audition. Active members of AGMA will have their registration fee waived (must provide proof of membership at on-site registration).

 

See below for audition dates currently on our calendar; video submissions will also be accepted (click here for the Video Audition guideline and submission form)

 

Online pre-registration for auditions via our Studio Director online portal is strongly suggested. Click here to access Studio Director and after logging in or registering your new account:

  • click the “Enroll in a Class” link
  • click the “2019-2020 Auditions and Master Classes” link
  • select the preferred audition on the calendar

 

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 – Apprentice Program

 

  • 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

 

Apprentices will be invited to train, rehearse and perform with the professional company for a 1-2 year period. Candidates for the IB Apprentice program must have at least two years of professional dance experience, and training in the Balanchine technique is a plus.

 

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 are considered for Company positions with Indianapolis Ballet. They will also have access to career counseling programs available through IB/ISB.

 

Acceptance to the Indianapolis Ballet company Apprentice program is by audition only. An audition fee of $25 must be paid online during pre-registration or upon arrival at the audition. Active members of AGMA will have their registration fee waived (must provide proof of membership at on-site registration).

 

The audition consists 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). See below for audition dates currently on our calendar; video submissions will also be accepted (click here for the Video Audition guideline and submission form).

 

Online pre-registration for auditions via our Studio Director online portal is strongly suggested. Click here to access Studio Director and after logging in or registering your new account:

  • click the “Enroll in a Class” link
  • click the “2019-2020 Auditions and Master Classes” link
  • select the preferred audition on the calendar

 

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 – 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

 

Acceptance to the Professional Level Program (PLP) is by audition only. This two-year program is designed to guide dancers through the transition from student life to professional dancer or higher collegiate education. 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Click here for full Professional Level Program details (PDF)

Click here to download the Professional Level Program registration form

 

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. Students will be notified verbally of their acceptance to the Professional Level Program within seven days of audition.

 

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 SCHOOL OF BALLET – 2019 Summer Intensive program

 

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

 

Indianapolis, Ind. | Sunday, January 20

  • Indianapolis Ballet | 502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B (2nd floor) in downtown Indy
  • Ages 14-23: Registration at 12:00 p.m., followed by class from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Ages 10-13: Registration at 1:00 p.m., followed by class from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

 

Springboro, Ohio | Saturday, January 26

  • Pontecorvo Ballet Studio | 20 Commercial Way in Springboro
  • Ages 10-23: Registration at 2:00 p.m., followed by class from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Bloomington, Ind. | Sunday, January 27

  • IU Ballet Theater at the Musical Arts Center (MAC) | 101 N. Jordan Avenue, Room 305 in Bloomington
  • Ages 10-23: Registration at 2:00 p.m., followed by class from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

 

CANCELLED: Chicago, Ill. | Sunday, February 3

 

Indianapolis, Ind. | Sunday, February 24

  • Indianapolis Ballet | 502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B (2nd floor) in downtown Indy
  • Ages 14-23: Registration at 12:00 p.m., followed by class from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 10-13: Registration at 12:00 p.m., followed by class from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

 

New York, N.Y. | Sunday, March 3

  • The School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts | 70 Lincoln Center Plaza in Manhattan
  • Ages 16-18: Registration at 4:00 p.m., followed by class from 4:30-7:00 p.m.

 

Full details on the 2019 program 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 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 (2019/20 Season)

IB Company Apprentice (2019/20 Season)

ISB Professional Level Program (2019/20)

ISB Summer Intensive 2019

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 be held August 11 for the 2019 edition at the Old National Centre’s Murat Theatre. 

 

2019 Nutcracker 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 11, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the Indianapolis Ballet studios, located at 502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B (2nd floor).

 

The August 11th audition is open to dancers ages 9-19. Interested dancers must turn the age listed below by September 1. The audition schedule 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 15 and up; ladies on pointe (ISB Level 6/7/8 dancers)
  • 2:15-2:45 p.m. – Ages 13-14
  • 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 August 31. Production week will run from November 25 – December 1, including evening rehearsals on Nov. 25 & 26 and five performances between Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2019. There are no performances on Thanksgiving Day.

 

This year’s performances will mark the second as a full production of the Indianapolis Ballet professional company. This November will mark the 13th overall production of The Nutcracker by Indianapolis Ballet, Inc., and the fourth at the historic Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. Also for the fourth 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.

 

No RSVP’s are necessary for the August 11 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 “2019-2020 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.