Performance Company Requirements

Ballet Chelsea’s Performance Company 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.

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

Auditions

Auditions for Ballet Chelsea Performance Company are held in August every year. See our Auditions page for additional information.

Company Requirements

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

Associate Company Artists – Dancers must be at least 7 years old and take a minimum of 1 weekly ballet class.

Performance Company Meetings

All Company Artists are required to attend the Performance Company 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 Performance Company participation.

Volunteering

Ballet Chelsea’s Performance Company also involves participation in volunteering throughout the season. Parents of Performance Company dancers 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. Dancers earn time toward required service hours through their volunteer efforts with outreach, fundraising, and community events.

Also see: Auditions