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2021 Auditions

Professional Company, Richmond Ballet II, Trainee, and Summer Intensive Program

Auditions for Richmond Ballet and School of Richmond Ballet will be held differently this January to March due to the pandemic and Covid restrictions.

We will have in-person auditions at our Richmond Ballet facility and will also accept video auditions. Richmond Ballet’s artistic staff will not be traveling to hold auditions in other cities, but we are offering options that hopefully will accommodate all dancers and students who want to audition for us.

Please read the criteria and instructions carefully for each category: Company, Richmond Ballet II, Trainee Program, and Summer Intensive. Please select the correct category that applies to you.

 

In-person Audition Dates

Located at Richmond Ballet 407 E. Canal St. Richmond, VA 23219
You must pre-register in advance to attend. (See below categories for more information)

Saturday, January 9 (only for ages 12-16)
Saturday, January 16 (only for age 17 & up)
Saturday, January 23 (only for ages 12-16)
Saturday, January 30 (only for age 17 & up)
Saturday, February 6 (only for ages 12-16)
Saturday, February 13 (only for age 17 & up)
Saturday, February 20 (only for ages 12-16)
Saturday, February 27 (only for age 17 & up)

 

For more information, please contact:
auditions@richmondballet.com

Professional Company

Stoner Winslett, Artistic Director
Women: 5’4” – 5’7” Men: 5’11” – 6’3”
Contracts: 35 – 38 weeks, competitive salaries

To be considered for a Company position, dancers must be over 21 years of age and of Soloist level.

Submit the following materials: 
· Current resume 
· Current headshot and a photo of 1st arabesque in profile (en pointe for ladies) 
· Video of a Classical variation (en pointe for ladies) and a Contemporary variation. (Videos should be clear and filmed in a studio. Performance footage will not be accepted.)  

Send completed submission to: 
auditions@richmondballet.com

Please note: Only prepared submissions as listed above will be adjudicated and considered for invitation to a virtual or in-person Company audition.

Richmond Ballet II

Igor Antonov, Director
Women: 5’4” – 5’7” Men: 5’10” – 6’3”
Contracts: 32 – 35 weeks, competitive salaries
Between 19-22 years of age and entry level professional dancer

Acceptance into the Richmond Ballet II 2021-2022 is by audition only. The auditions take place annually January-March. We strongly recommend that those interested attend an audition in-person. However, if this is not possible we will accept a video audition. We have established specific building entry and class protocols that all staff and students must follow to keep our community safe. Please see our
website www.richmondballet.com/school for details on our safety procedures.

Please complete the Google Form for pre-registration. This online form will ask for your three recent photos as described below, current résumé, audition video or link (if you are not auditioning in person), and $35 fee. Please ensure that your name appears on all material.

Please note that no video applications will be accepted after March 1, 2021. We ask for you to upload your audition video via the Google Form. If technical issues occur, then feel free to send it to either auditions@richmondballet.com or Mariah Taghavie-Moghadam, 407 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

In Person Auditions

Please have a variation prepared for Artistic Staff to observe. You will provide the music. Music format: CD or cell phone.

Audition Video Requirements

(No more than 15 minutes in length)
No Barre Work, only Centre work (please film in a studio or appropriate space, ensuring your entire body can be seen head to toe):

Ladies should be filmed en pointe.
1. Adagio work displaying port de bras, body positions, arabesques, and attitudes showing line and
musicality.
2. Multiple pirouettes, en dehors and en dedans, sur place and en diagonal. (Please show double and
triple turns)
3. Small and medium allegro combinations displaying a range of technical advancement and musicality.
(Including jetes, assembles, sissonnes, beats, and connecting steps, etc.)
4. Grand allegro, as space permits. (Men include tours en l’air)
5. A Classical variation. (ladies en pointe)
6. A Contemporary Solo.

Audition Photos

Full length. Ladies in solid color leotard with pink or skin-toned tights and shoes. Gentlemen in white
or black t-shirt with black tights and shoes.
1. First position of feet, with tendu a la seconde, arms low or in second position facing the camera.
2. First arabesque profile (ladies en pointe if advanced).
3. Recent headshot.

Résumé

Resumes are required.
Letters of recommendation are appreciated.

Richmond Ballet II 2021 Audition Information Pre-Registration Google Form

Trainee

Judy Jacob, Artistic Associate & School Director
18-21 years of age with advanced, pre-professional training

To be considered for the Trainee Program, dancers must attend the Summer Intensive Program to learn repertory. The Summer Intensive Program includes ballet, pointe, partnering, variations, men’s technique, modern, character dance, theatre dance, and a performance opportunity (TBD).

2021 Audition Information

Acceptance into the Richmond Ballet Trainee Program 2021-2022 is by audition only. The auditions take place annually January-March. We strongly recommend that those interested attend an audition in person. However, if this is not possible we will accept a video audition. We have established specific building entry and class protocols that all staff and students must follow to keep our community safe. Please see our website www.richmondballet.com/school for details on our safety procedures.

Please complete the Google Form for pre-registration. This online form will ask for your three recent photos as described below, current résumé, audition video or link (if you are not auditioning in person), and $35 fee. Please ensure that your name appears on all material.

Please note that no video applications will be accepted after March 1, 2021. We ask for you to upload your audition video via the Google Form. If technical issues occur, then feel free to send it to either auditions@richmondballet.com or Mariah Taghavie-Moghadam, 407 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

In Person Auditions

Please have a variation prepared for Artistic Staff to observe. You will provide the music. Music format: CD or cell phone.

Audition Video Requirements

(No more than 15 minutes in length)
No Barre Work, only Centre work (please film in a studio or appropriate space, ensuring your entire
body can be seen head to toe):
Ladies should be filmed en pointe.
1. Adagio work displaying port de bras, body positions, arabesques, and attitudes showing line and
musicality.
2. Multiple pirouettes, en dehors and en dedans, sur place and en diagonal. (Please show double and
triple turns)
3. Small and medium allegro combinations displaying a range of technical advancement and musicality.
(Including jetes, assembles, sissonnes, beats, and connecting steps, etc.)
4. Grand allegro, as space permits. (Men include tours en l’air)
5. A Classical variation. (ladies en pointe)
6. A Contemporary Solo.

Audition Photos

Full length. Ladies in solid color leotard with pink or skin-toned tights and shoes. Gentlemen in white
or black t-shirt with black tights and shoes.
1. First position of feet, with tendu a la seconde, arms low or in second position facing the camera.
2. First arabesque profile (ladies en pointe if advanced).
3. Recent headshot.

Résumé

Resumes are required.
Letters of recommendation are appreciated.

Richmond Ballet Trainee Program 2021 Audition Information Pre-Registration Google Form

Summer Intensive

Judy Jacob, Artistic Associate & School Director
12 – 21 years of age with strong ballet training

School of Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive June 28 – July 30, 2021 Audition Information

Acceptance into this intensive program is by audition only. School of Richmond Ballet auditions take place annually January-March. We strongly recommend that those interested attend an audition in person. However, if this is not possible School of Richmond Ballet will accept a video audition. We have established specific building entry and class protocols that all staff and students must follow to keep our
community safe. Please see our website www.richmondballet.com/school for details on our safety procedures.

Please complete the Google Form for pre-registration. This online form will ask for your two recent full-length photos as described below, résumé, audition video or link (if you are not auditioning in person), and $35 fee. Please ensure that your name appears on all material.

Video Audition Form

Please note that no video applications will be accepted after March 1, 2021. We ask for you to upload your audition video via the Google Form. If technical issues occur, then feel free to send it to either auditions@richmondballet.com or Mariah Taghavie-Moghadam, 407 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

Audition Video Requirements

(No more than 10 minutes in length)
No Barre Work, only basic Centre work (please film in a studio or appropriate space, ensuring your
entire body can be seen head to toe):
1. Adagio work displaying port de bras, body positions, arabesques, and attitudes showing line and
musicality.
2. Multiple pirouettes, en dehors and en dedans, sur place and en diagonal. (Please show double and
triple turns if advanced level)
3. Small and medium allegro combinations displaying a range of technical advancement and musicality.
(Including jetes, assembles, sissones, beats, and connecting steps, etc.)
4. Grand allegro, as space permits. (Men include tours en l’air)
5. Ladies only – Pointe work – Center floor only.

Audition Photos

Full length. Ladies in black leotard with pink or skin-toned tights and shoes. Gentlemen in white or black t-shirt with black tights and shoes.
1. First position of feet, with tendu a la seconde, arms low or in second position facing the camera.
2. First arabesque profile (ladies en pointe if advanced).

Résumé

Resumes are optional for ages 12-15. They are encouraged for ages 16 and older. Letters of recommendation are appreciated.

SRB Summer Intensive Pre-Registration Google Form