The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School is coming to Orlando for auditions!
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School is coming to Orlando for auditions January 26, 2019. Advanced ballet students are invited to audition for an Intensive Summer Program!
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (PBT School) invites advanced ballet students from the Orlando area to audition on Saturday, Jan. 26, for its five-week Intensive Summer Program, an immersive training experience designed for students pursuing careers in dance.
Orlando Ballet, 415 E. Princeton Street, Orlando
Registration opens at 5 p.m. and the audition starts promptly at 5:30 p.m.
The five-week program – held from June 24 to July 27 – offers advanced dancers a wide-ranging curriculum of ballet technique, character, pas de deux, repertoire, jazz and modern dance led by resident and guest instructors with extensive professional dance experience. The program welcomes students age 12 and older.
The Orlando audition is part of a nation-wide audition tour. By Feb. 9, the school’s artistic team will visit 39 cities and 21 states and audition more than 800 prospective students. The school will also be holding international auditions in Osaka, Japan, and Seoul, South Korea in August 2019.
PBT School will recruit more than 200 students, the majority of whom come from out of state, to live and train in Pittsburgh this summer, logging over 180 studio hours. PBT School also welcomes a number of international students who audition on-site in Osaka,Japan and Seoul, South Korea, submit a video application, or are invited from the Japan Grand Prix and Taiwan Grand Prix.
Under the direction of PBT Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and School Co-directors Marjorie Grundvig and Dennis Marshall, ISP students attend classes six days a week and take workshops on nutrition, choreography, injury prevention and the psychology of dance. PBT School offers students housing at its student residence, Byham House, in Lawrenceville as well as residence halls at Chatham University.
The tour also auditions students for PBT School’s “Company Experience” Workshop in June and for its 2019-2020 Pre-Professional Program, which runs from September to May.
From June 10-21, the “Company Experience” Workshop offers a select group of pre-professional dancers, ages 16 and up, the chance to preview what it’s like to be part of a professional company and learn choreography from PBT dancers, artistic staff and choreographers.
PBT School’s Pre-Professional program, which runs the length of an academic year, is recognized as one of the nation’s finest for professional-track dancers. Admission is by audition only, and the curriculum includes 25-30 hours of ballet training per week. Students come from around the country and internationally to attend the program each year, and more than 50 percent of PBT’s professional company dancers are alumni.
Students can find audition guidelines at www.pbt.org/ISP. PBT School Co-director Marjorie Grundvig will conduct the audition.
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