What is the best way to get into a ballet company?
I started dancing when i was 12 and am currently 13 at level beg 2 and I love dancing. My dream is to be in the New York Ballet compony. I was wondering what the best way to train is. I am currently at a studio and did not know weather you train at a collage when you graduate or you just starting trying out for componies.
Asked By: Dancer50802 - 10/5/2012
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In order to be in NYCB you have to attend SAB (the School of American Ballet.) There are no auditions for this company and the only way in is as a student who gets chosen to apprentice with the company at about age 16, or by personal invitation of Peter Martins. Ballet dancers don't go to college as their careers... More
Answered By: mintchips49 - 10/5/2012
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mintchips has a lot of good info. I jsut wanted to add one thing. There are a lot of companies out there. NYCB is a famous company, but they only take a certain type of body (and if you're not born with it, there's not much you can do) and their repertoire is somewhat limited. I'd recommend watching as much ballet as... More
Answered By: epressman617 - 10/6/2012
Most companies have a school from which they just watch and pick you out. You have to be the best of the best...of the best to even be considered for a place.
Answered By: Runningdancer123 - 10/6/2012
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