Performance Company Membership Requirements

Ballet Chelsea’s Performance Company membership requires a commitment from both dancer and parent. Ballet Chelsea prides itself on offering high-caliber training for our dancers who are centered on a commitment to their art and their community.

Ballet Chelsea offers two major performance opportunities each year. The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition performed in early December, and a production selected from a diverse repertory of classic ballets and original works is performed in the spring. See Ballet Chelsea’s current season.

Please note: Dancers taking classes at Ballet Chelsea Studios are not required to audition or participate in Performance Company. Performance Company membership offers additional performance opportunities for ballet dancers and is voluntary.   

Auditions

Auditions for Ballet Chelsea company membership and guest performers are held in August every year. See Guest & Member Auditions for dates, fees and additional information.

Membership Requirements

Performance Company Members – Dancers are eligible for Performance Company membership from age 8 through high school graduation.

Guest Members – Guests members must be at least 7 years old and take a minimum of 1 weekly ballet class.

Download 2016-17 Company Membership Application for details (PDF file)

Membership Meetings

All members are required to attend the General Membership meetings twice per year, where contract and performance information is highlighted.

Rehearsals

Each dancer is provided the opportunity to voice potential scheduling conflicts prior to his/her Ballet Chelsea audition. Casting is based, in part, on these conflicts. Unexcused absence from a rehearsal can result in the loss of a role or Ballet Chelsea membership.

Volunteering / Participation

Ballet Chelsea membership also involves participation in volunteering throughout the season. Parents of Ballet Chelsea members are expected to assist in areas that meet their interests and skill levels. Opportunities include costume work, prop and set maintenance, ticket sales, fundraising, publicity, and hospitality. Ballet Chelsea dancers earn time toward required service hours through their volunteer efforts with outreach, fundraising, and community events.

Also see: Guest & Member Auditions