Ballet Academy Seeks Rye Dancers For Upcoming Season

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Auditions for the Greenwich Ballet Academy spring semester will be held on Jan. 11. Photo Credit: Contributed
Auditions for the Greenwich Ballet Academy spring semester will be held on Jan. 11. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Young students with an interest in ballet will have an opportunity to audition for the Greenwich Ballet Academy spring semester on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 3:30 p.m.

The spring semester will culminate with the Spring Gala performance in the Massey Theatre at Greenwich Academy on Saturday, June 14.

In addition to the opportunity to audition for a limited number of open positions in the full-time program, students also have the opportunity to train at Greenwich Ballet Academy in the summer. Those auditions will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m.

Greenwich Ballet Academy offers pre-professional training in classical ballet. All students are given an opportunity to participate in two performances annually, and work alongside more experienced students as well as national and international guest dancers.

"Many of our students have gone on to become professional dancers," GBA Chairman Jeanne Hendrickson. “When a child has a passion for ballet, the small and vigorous classes GBA offers enables every student the opportunity to reach their potential and achieve success in the very competitive world of ballet.”

Greenwich Ballet Academy offers a unique Pre-Academy program for children ages five and six. In addition to weekly instruction, a special dance piece is choreographed for these young children that they will perform at the Spring Gala on June 14th.

Unlike for the academy program, no audition is required for the Pre-Academy program. Pre-Academy Registration for the Spring and Summer sessions is ongoing.

New for the Spring session is “An Early Prep Program” for pre-school aged children three to five years old. Dubbed a "creative movement class," the Early Prep Program will provide a fun introduction to the foundations of ballet to the youngest aspiring dancers.

Email Brooke Donatelli at Brooke@greenwichballetacademy.org if you have interest in either the full-time or the summer intensive program.

All auditions will be held at 181 Westchester Ave., Third Floor, in Port Chester.

"We're looking forward to seeing this year's new talent," Artistic Director Yuri Vodolaga said in a statement. "Every year we are thrilled to find exceptional new local talent to join our outstanding program."

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