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NEW HAVEN BALLET TO HOLD AUDITIONS


Photo Courtesy of Thomas Giroir


NEW HAVEN, CT, January 2, 2024 – New Haven Ballet will hold auditions for classically trained child ballet dancers to perform in this season’s Beauty and the Beast and Paquita productions. To be eligible to audition for Beauty and the Beast, students must be ages 4-21, enrolled in Creative Ballet 1 through Level 8 at New Haven Ballet, have excellent class attendance, and attend rehearsals. To be eligible to audition for the New Haven Ballet Company and Paquita, students must be ages 11-21 and enrolled at New Haven Ballet in Level 5 through Level 8.

 

The cast will rehearse beginning in February at New Haven Ballet’s studios to prepare for the performance, which features larger-than-life sets, professional costumes, and dazzling choreography that will take place under the bright lights of the Shubert Theatre in New Haven.

 

Beauty and the Beast

The New Haven Ballet School will perform Beauty and the Beast at the Shubert Theatre New Haven at 1:00 p.m. on May 25, 2024. Auditions for the production will be held for children on Sunday, January 21. Dancers in Creative Ballet I-Level 4 must be between the ages of 4 and 16 and wear their class uniforms to the audition. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out registration paperwork and be measured for costumes.

There is no fee to audition for the production, but a performance fee covers rehearsals, costume rental, and performance privileges. Casting is competitive, but all students in Creative Ballet I-Level 4 who audition will be cast in Beauty and the Beast. New dancers to the school should call 203-782-9038 or email administrator@newhavenballet.org to schedule a placement class.


New Haven Ballet Company

New Haven Ballet Company is a student company comprised of advanced-level dancers. Auditions for the Company will be held on Saturday, January 20. Dancers should have a minimum of four years of serious classical training and matriculated to Levels 5 and above. The company gives young, capable dancers a pre-professional experience, which includes a rigorous dance training schedule, rehearsals several times per week, professional quality performances on stage, and master classes with topmost master teachers from all over the country.


Dancers should be between the ages of 11-21 years old. Pointe dancers wear solid black classical ballet cut leotards, pink or flesh-toned tights, and pointe shoes that match their tights. Non-pointe dancers wear a white T-shirt and black tights with matching black ballet shoes. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out registration paperwork and be measured for costumes.


There is no fee to audition for the Company. A performance fee covers rehearsal coaching, professional quality costume rental, and performance privileges. Casting is competitive, but all students who audition will be cast in Paquita, Beauty and the Beast, or both productions. Auditions are open to students of New Haven Ballet enrolled in Levels 5-8. New dancers to the school should call 203-782-9038 or email administrator@newhavenballet.org to schedule a placement class.


Paquita and Beauty and the Beast perform at the Shubert Theatre New Haven on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. To purchase tickets, please contact the Shubert Box Office at 203-562-5666.

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