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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