Joffrey Ballet School announces 2017 Australian Audition Tour

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Students participate in the Joffrey Ballet School’s Trainee Program in NYC. Photo by James Culp.

New York’s esteemed Joffrey Ballet School will soon hold auditions in Australia for its 2018 Summer Programs and Trainee Programs. Dancers aged 12 to 25 are invited to audition in Brisbane on August 3, Sydney on August 4 and 5, Melbourne on August 6, or Perth on August 7.

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Ballerinas in the Joffrey Ballet School’s Trainee Program. Photo by James Culp.

Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Programs are offered around the USA and world, with intensives being held in its home of NYC as well as Georgia, Texas, Colorado, California, Florida and even Italy. Students ages 8 and up can find a training program just for them.

The school’s Ballet Trainee Program is a four-year course that is offered in NYC and Texas, providing rigorous and valuable training for the serious ballet student. The school’s Jazz & Contemporary Trainee Program prepares artists for the competitive working world of dance in the fields of concert dance, Broadway shows, commercial industrials, and national and international tours. The new artistic director of this program is the legendary Mia Michaels.

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Students participate in the Joffrey Ballet School’s Trainee Program in NYC. Photo by James Culp.

The upcoming Australian auditions will take the form of a ballet class. Those dancers wishing to audition specifically for the school’s jazz and contemporary dance programs should prepare a short jazz or contemporary dance solo between one and two minutes. This will be performed at the end of the ballet class.

The dress code requires females to wear the classic black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes or pointe shoes. Males must wear black tights, a white fitted t-shirt and white or black ballet shoes.

The audition fee is $30 online or $40 the day of as a walk-up registrant. See the full listing of auditions’ times and locations below. For more information or to pre-register, visit joffreyballetschool.com.

For all Australian audition inquiries, contact support@joffreyballetschool.com. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Queensland Ballet
Thomas Dixon Centre
404 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101
Tel: 7 3013 6641
Registration: 3:30 pm
Audition: 4 – 6 pm


Friday, August 4, 2017
Sydney Dance Company
The Wharf, Pier 4, 15 Hickson Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: 02 9221 4811
Registration: 2:30 pm
Audition: 3 – 5 pm

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Bangarra Dance Theatre
Pier 4, 15 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, NSW 2000
Tel: 02 9258 5103
Registration: 10:30 am
Audition: 11 am – 1 pm

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Dance Factory Melbourne
4-10 Yorkshire St, Richmond VIC 3121
Tel: 03 9429 9492
Registration: 10:30 am
Audition: 11 am – 1 pm

Monday, August 7, 2017
Ausdance Space
King Street Arts Centre, 357-365 Murray St, Perth WA 6000
Tel: 08 9322 6101
Registration: 8:30 am
Audition: 9 – 11 am

Photos: Students participate in the Joffrey Ballet School’s Trainee Programs in NYC. Photos by James Culp.

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