Melbourne City Ballet Theatre is excited to announce Open Live Auditions for ballet dancers of ages 3 to Adult for Cinderella & Swan Lake productions on Sunday, April 18th, at the Maxwell C King Center for the Performing Arts !
We welcome All ballet dancers from all over our community at the auditions!
CINDERELLA - December 31st 2021, at 1:30pm & 6:00pm at the King Center;
SWAN LAKE - January 6th 2022, at 7:00pm at the King Center.
*Artistic Director will release cast dancers for Christmas holidays on December 24,25,26 & 27th 2021. Tech Week rehearsals will be on December 28, 29 & 30th for the Cinderella.
And January 3, 4, 5th 2022 for the Swan Lake.
Melbourne City Ballet Theatre's production of Cinderella & Swan Lake in collaboration with the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine and Satellite Symphonic Orchestra is an incredible opportunity for local dancers to experience a professional collaboration that will be seen by thousands of people this holiday season.
The Swan Lake
The most loved and mesmerizing of classical ballets, "Swan Lake" was Tchaikovsky's first. It was composed in 1875 and over 100 years later it remains a favorite with ballet companies regularly performing it throughout the world.
This is a full length Ballet in Two Acts with One Intermission. The full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on folklore and legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.
Set to Sergei Prokofiev's music with Vladimir Vasiliev's choreography, this full-scale production follows the beautiful maiden's story as she seeks her handsome Prince Charming. With the help of a little magic, she discovers that dreams really can come true. Featuring graceful dancers, enchanting music, and beautiful costumes, this classic fairy tale is a treat the whole family will enjoy!
The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine & Melbourne City Ballet Theatre will present the full-length ballet Cinderella in two acts and show the world's most beloved history to Sergei Prokofiev's music.
Selected cast dancers have the opportunity to dance in TWO PROFESSIONAL BALLET PRODUCTIONS in one holiday season, learn from our esteemed Artistic Directors, Artem Yachmennikov and Ekaterina Vaganova-Yachmennikova, share the stage with professional ballet artists of the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, perform to live orchestra music, and wear exquisite costumes!
Dancers DO NOT need to prepare audition material. The audition material is based on general classical dance technique, skills, and choreographic style for roles requiring dance skills. Younger students must be able to follow directions well and be able to participate in the entire duration of the audition process without parental presence or involvement.
Girls: Leotard, ballet tights, well-fitted ballet slippers/or point shoes, hair swept up and back off face and in bun. Boys: white t-shirt, black tights/shorts, well-fitted ballet slippers.
Application Forms & Fees:
A non refundable audition fee of $20 may be paid in exact cash or check and is due at the time of audition along with the audition form ($35 per family). Please note: Turning in the completed form and audition fee does not guarantee acceptance as a cast member, it only guarantees the opportunity to audition. No one will be allowed to audition without completed forms. Upon the auditions, there will be only one production fee of $200 due for those chosen for the cast, no matter if the dancer chooses to perform in one ballet, or both (Cinderella & Swan Lake).
Cast Member Acceptance & Role Announcement:
Those chosen for the cast will be notified by email within one week of the audition, however exact role announcement will take several rehearsals especially for advanced roles. During the auditions the Artistic director will cast dancers for both productions.
Important: Pre-Registeration is required.
Please complete the online application (scroll down) by APRIL 15th 2021 to register.
Pay at the day of auditions with exact cash amount or check payable to Melbourne City Ballet Theatre: $20 Audition fee per dancer/ $35 per family.
Or Prepay online now*:
*$21 (includes PayPal fee) per dancer or $36.50 per family (includes PayPal fee)
Swan Lake & Cinderella
Audition Date: Sunday, April 18th, 2021
Location: Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
3865 N Wickham Road Melbourne, FL 32935 (at the Studio Theatre)
Arrive at least 20 mins early. Plan plenty of time for parking. Entrances for the auditions will be through the Rotunda. Room 168 next to the Studio Theatre will be available for changing/warm up. Please be available to stay for the next audition or call back, if asked. Bring a portable chair for your comfort while attending for your dancer.
11:00 AM Registration for ages 3-5
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Auditions for ages 3-5 (Little Swans, Summer Fairies & Mice)
*Dance experience NOT necessary*
11:45 AM Registration for ages 6-10
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Auditions for ages 6-10 (Little Swans, Party Scene, Fall Fairies, Clocks, Mice & Pages)
*Dance experience required*
12:30 PM Registration for ages 8-12
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Auditions for ages 8-12 (Party Scene, Russian Dance, Spring Fairies & Pages)
*Dance experience required*
1:30 PM Registration for ages 12+
2:00 PM -3:00 PM Auditions for ages 12+ (Party Scene, Neapolitan Dance, Winter Fairies & Swans)
*Dance experience required*
*Minimum of 2 years of pointe work experience required for Winter Fairies and Swans*
2:30 PM Registration for Adults (male & female)
3:00 PM -3:20 PM Auditions for Adults
(Courtiers, acting) *Dance experience NOT necessary*